Breakthrough new user interface for devices created using Web technologies
Las Vegas, Nevada – January 8, 2007
Opera Software announced availability of the Opera WebUI (Web user interface) for the Opera 9 SDKfor Devices. Opera continues its history of innovation by launching a Webbrowser user interface for devices that runs on the browser itself. DeviceOEMs and network operators can now radically reduce development costs andtime-to-market by using the Opera WebUI for their device browser insteadof the typical native user interface.
The Opera WebUI is an excellent fit for set-top boxes, net TVs, DVRs,portable media players and VoIP screen phones that offer Internet access.With the Opera 9 SDK for devices, all aspects of the WebUI can be easilycustomized and integrated with the Opera rendering modes and capabilitiesof the input mechanisms available. Remote controls, touch screens,keypads and keyboards can all be quickly mapped to Opera.
“With the introduction of the Opera WebUI, we are making the Opera browsera Web application running on itself,” said Scott Hedrick, Executive VicePresident Devices, Opera Software. “Opera WebUI enables OEMs and operatorsto more rapidly ship premium, customized browsing experiences.”
The Opera WebUI is available now with the Opera 9 SDK for Devices. Torequest an evaluation, visit www.opera.com/devices
Opera Software is currently showcasing a portfolio of Opera Powereddevices at CES. Demos include Opera for Wii, Nintendo DS, set-top boxes,mobile phones, portable media players and Internet tablets. Opera’smeeting room is located in the Sands Expo and Convention Center, room68733 near the Venetian Hall D entrance. To set up an appointment withOpera at CES, contact Opera at www.opera.com/devices