Oslo, Norway and Lisbon, Portugal – July 25, 2007
Opera Software, the only company that puts the Web on any device, today announced that the long-standing Opera partner Optimus, a leading mobile operator in Portugal, is offering the Opera Mini mobile Web browser to their 2.6 million customers. Optimus is further sweetening the offer by giving away Web access to their customers until the end of August.
“We made this partnership with Opera to provide a superior browsing experience to our mobile users,” said Miguel Almeida, Optimus COO. “Browsing the real Web – not WAP – on a mobile phone will become ubiquitous and it is no longer restricted to those with the latest smartphone – it’s available to everyone. To help our customers explore this new service, Optimus has selected Opera Mini to provide them the best Web experience, offering it for free, until August 31, 2007.”
Opera Mini is the revolutionary Web browser for almost every mobile phone. Beyond bringing Web content to everyday mobile phones, Opera Mini includes bookmarks, RSS feeds, secure access to email and online banking. Optimus customers can download Opera Mini directly to their phone by visiting http://mini.opera.com/Optimus.
“We’re excited to see that another leading-edge European operator has chosen Opera Mini to bring the full Web to their customers,” said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software. “Optimus understands the value of browsing the Web with Opera Mini. By choosing to give Web access away for free, they can fully demonstrate its value and the unparalleled Web experience to their customers. This will arouse the interest to the potential of browsing the Web on any ordinary phone.”
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera’s cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA.
Since its beginning in 1998, Optimus has grown in a constant way in the Portuguese market, focused upon a single objective: achieving leadership in the Portuguese telecommunications market, providing its clients high quality services and mobile phones, since they make things simpler, bring people closer together and entertain them. Optimus has more than 2,6 million clients.
Optimus is the only mobile communications company in the world that has won three GSM Awards consecutively, a distinction that reinforces its international recognition. In Portugal, the new operator has also won important awards. Its technological excellence was also recognized by the Portuguese Communications Institute, in accordance with a study undertaken by the quality regulatory sector of mobile networks in Portugal. Optimus is also leader in the use of new technologies due to the fact that it is constantly launching new products and services in the Portuguese market – mobile portals, news services by SMS, UMTS and GPRS services. For further information, visit www.optimus.pt.