Oslo, Norway – June 30, 2005
Opera Software today announced that theOpera browser is included on the new Toshiba W31T. The BREW-based, 20 mmthin Toshiba W31T boasts a 2.4 megapixel camera in addition to fullInternet and e-mail capabilities, and is available on KDDI’s 3G network inJapan from June 30.
Opera signed an agreement with KDDI in August 2004 to deliver the Operabrowser on KDDI’s 3G network in Japan. The first phone shipped was thesuccessful Casio W21CA in December 2004, which made Opera the first fullWeb browser active on the Japanese 3G network.
“Japan is the most technologically advanced market in the world, and thefact that the Opera browser is securing such a strong position in theirmarket is a solid testament to its quality,” says Jon S. von Tetzchner,CEO, Opera Software. “As Japan is a trendsetter in mobile technology weare pleased to see that the Opera browser is starting to become the killerapp on their 3G handsets.”
“KDDI has chosen Opera to fulfil the promise of 3G capabilities,” saysSeiichiro Sakai, Ph.D, Director Product Management Department, “au”Service & Product Planning Division”au” Business Sector, KDDI. “Opera’s speed, usability and SSR(Small-Screen Rendering) technology make it the perfect mobile Webapplication, utilizing the speed and versatility of the 3G network.”