Oslo, Norway – December 19, 2007
Opera Software, the only company that puts the Web on any device, today announced that Opera Mini 4, the browser for all mobile phones, won the category for Productive Mobility in the 2007 Sony Ericsson Content Awards.
The jury said: “The sophisticated and smart features of Opera Mini 4 take mobile Internet browsing to a whole new level. A superior mobile Web experience.”
“The best mobile browsing experience. Now I can go to any website in the world on my mobile phone.”
The awards were given in the categories for Gaming, Imaging, Productive Mobility, Music & Audio and Themes & Graphics. Winners were chosen by a jury of content industry professionals and judged on ease-of-use entertainment factor, mobile innovation, functionality and audio performance.
“We are excited to present the 2007 Sony Ericsson Content Award winners,” said Ulf Wretling, Head of the Sony Ericsson Developer Programme and Communications. “Looking at all the award nominees has been extremely interesting and the excellent work that we have seenproves that the third-party content industry is thriving and full of innovation and drive. By working with creative and innovative content creators such as Opera Software, Sony Ericsson continues to give consumers unparalleled access to a broad variety of engaging anduser-friendly content.”
Opera Mini 4, freely available for download at operamini.com, enables the full Web on a full range of mobile phones. As a result, anyone can use the real Internet from their phone today. Opera Mini has more than 27 million users worldwide.
“Opera Mini is a champion in our cause to deliver the best Web experience across devices,” says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “In the future, the Web will power content on all connected devices. Therefore, we’re thrilled to be recognized in this category by Sony Ericsson.”
The award-winning Internet experience includes zooming options that make it easy for users to view and navigate page content on a small screen of a mobile phone. New to version 4 is Opera Link, which dynamically synchronizes bookmarks that are stored from any other browser directly to Opera Mini.
As a 2007 Sony Ericsson Content Award winner, Opera Mini 4 will be preloaded on select Sony Ericsson phones and will be available through Sony Ericsson’s PlayNowâ„¢ download service. To learn more about the Sony Ericsson Content Awards 2007 visit www.sonyericsson.com/contentawards
PlayNowâ„¢ is Sony Ericsson’s popular over-the-air (OTA) download service, available directly from the menu on most Sony Ericsson phones. On November 6, 2007, Sony Ericsson revealed a first glimpse of its new PlayNowâ„¢ arena, which marks the latest evolution of the PlayNowâ„¢ experience. The new PlayNowâ„¢ arena provides end-users with an expandedcontent catalog, accessible via both the phone and computer, and uniquely integrates the TrackIDâ„¢ music recognition service. Introduction of the enhanced PlayNowâ„¢ service starts in selected markets from Q2 2008 with continuous roll-out during the year.