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 phone and Motorola Razr V3 for best design. Opera Software also won two Gold Mobile awards in 2004 for “Best program for mobile phones” and “Best program for handheld computers.”

“We are very happy to receive the Gold Mobile award, and especially pleased because the prize for “Best application for mobile phones” is based on the votes of mobile phone users,” says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “This award makes it clear that people like surfing the full Web on their mobiles with Opera Mini.”

Opera Mini is a Web browser that works on virtually all mobile phones in the market today. It is designed to offer the full Internet on handsets that are normally incapable of running a full Web browser. That includes the vast majority of WAP enabled phones. Opera Mini is so far available as a free download in the Nordic countries and in Germany. Free, global availibilitywill be announced soon.

More info and images of Opera Mini is available at