Releases KongZhong Opera 2.0 to upgrade mobile Web and WAP surfing for millions
Oslo, Norway and Beijing, China – 12 December 2007
Opera, the only company that can put the Web on any device, today continued its partnership with KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China’s leading wireless content and media providers, by releasing the newest version of their combined mobile browser offering, “KongZhong Opera”.
The new KongZhong Opera 2.0, based on Opera Mini 4, offers users an unparalleled mobile browsing experience, while allowing them fast and convenient access to their favorite KongZhong content, including the official NBA Chinese Website. KongZhong Opera 2.0 is available absolutely free to millions of Chinese mobile users. By supporting cmnet and cmwap, KongZhong Opera 2.0 enables Chinese mobile users to order China Mobile’s attractive GPRS monthly package and enjoy unlimited Web/WAP surfing.
“Kong.net is a leading mobile portal in China” said Nick Yang, President, Kongzhong, “By cooperating with Opera, we will not only cultivate the Chinese mobile internet market together with Opera, expand the market’s influence and penetration, but also further consolidate our market positions.”
“Our goal was to enter a dynamic economy like China’s with a strong partner,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. “We accomplished this with our first release of KongZhong Opera. Now we are pleased to give KongZhong users an even better experience. We look forward to more collaboration with the strong team at KongZhong.”
KongZhong Corporation is one of China’s leading providers of wireless value-added services and a wireless media company providing news, content and mobile advertising services through its wireless Internet sites. The Company delivers wireless value-added services to consumers in China through multiple technology platforms including wireless application protocol (WAP), multimedia messaging service (MMS), JAVATM, short messaging service (SMS), interactive voice response (IVR), and color ring-back tone (CRBT). The Company also operates two wireless Internet sites, Kong.net and Ko.cn, which enable users to access media, entertainment and community content directly from their mobile phones.