Recent News, 2005

Lighting up Times Square: Opera fans honored on ABC’s SuperSign this New Year’s Eve

Oslo, Norway – December 13, 2005 Opera Software today announced that one lucky Opera user will have his or her face on the gigantic ABC SuperSign in New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve. In honor of its dedicated fanbase, Opera has chosen this high profiled venue to celebrate its community of users. Nearly […]

Users embrace mobile surfing: Opera Mini awarded “Best application for mobile phones” in Sweden

Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden – December 2, 2005 Opera Software’s new mobile Web browser, Opera Mini, received the Gold Mobile award for “Best application for mobile phones” at the annual Swedish Mobilgala event in Stockholm this week. Opera is joined by the winners in other categories, such as Sony Ericsson K750i for best camera […]

Willcom INC chooses Opera for new Sharp W-ZERO3 Windows Mobile Pocket PC device

Oslo, Norway and Tokyo, Japan – November 30, 2005 Opera Software and Willcom INC today announced that the Opera Mobileâ„¢ browser will be offered on the new Sharp W-ZERO3 Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 handset in Japan. The Sharp W-ZERO3 is the first Windows Mobile 5.0 device in the Japanese market, and also the first device […]

Security concerns drive record downloads of Opera 8.51: Online shoppers seek browser alternatives during holiday season

Oslo – November 28, 2005 Opera Software, the world leader in Web browsing technologies, today revealed that online security concerns have prompted record downloads of Opera 8.51, the latest version of Opera’s award-winning Web browser. The surge in downloads can be attributed in part to the detection of additional, severe security flaws in Internet Explorer. […]

Opera 8.51 for Desktop: Download the latest maintenance, stability, and security release.

Oslo, Norway – November 22, 2005   Opera’s latest release addresses the security issue in the Flash Player (Secunia Advisory 17437).Opera 8.51 for Windows ships with Macromedia Flash version 7r61.   The release is a recommended security upgrade for Linux/FreeBSD/Solaris users, because it updates Opera’s wrapper script to not run commands included with URLs passed […]

AJAX gone mobile: Opera Platform brings AJAX applications to the mobile phone

Oslo, Norway – November 15, 2005 Opera Software today released a beta version of Opera Platform SDK, a softwaredevelopment kit for developing and running Web applications on mobile phones. With Opera Platform SDK, developers canrapidly develop Web applications that let users interact with information in new ways. For example, a Web application can be an […]

The full Internet for all mobile phones: Opera Mini launched in Germany

Oslo, Norway – November 10, 2005 Opera Software today releases Opera Miniâ„¢ in Germany, providing mobile users with access to the entire Web. Opera Mini is the tiny and revolutionary Web browser that turns almost any mobile phone into a full-fledged surfing machine. The browser is free of charge when downloaded with WAP and costs […]

Surfing at 30,000 feet: The Opera browser now available in Thales in-flight entertainment systems

Oslo, Norway – November 1, 2005 Opera Software today announced its cooperation with Thales to deliver the Opera Web browser in TopSeries, the Thales in-flight entertainment system. Airline passengers will now enjoy the added benefit of a full and fast Internet experience from Opera, in addition to the entertainment offerings also available using the Thales […]

Mobile comfort in the cold: Opera Miniâ„¢ beta now available free in the Nordics

Oslo, Norway – October 20, 2005   Opera Software, world leader in cross-platformbrowser technologies, today released the beta version of the Opera Miniâ„¢ Webbrowser, free of charge, in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Opera Miniâ„¢ is aJava-based (J2ME) Web browser that enables full Web access on the majority of today’slow- and mid-range phones that are […]