Recent News, 2008

Mobile Web growth in developed countries signals demand for ubiquitous connectivity

Opera’s State of the Mobile Web examines page view statistics and top handsets throughout Europe, North America Oslo, Norway – December 22, 2008 Fast facts In its final State of the Mobile Web report in 2008, Opera reviews the topsites and top phones for Opera Mini in both Europe and North America.Russia and Ukraine lead […]

Opera sings high note in China

Localized Opera Desktop and Opera Mini now available in the country with the world’s most Internet and mobile phone users Beijing, China – 16 December, 2008 Opera Software today released the first localized version of its flagship Opera desktop browser in China, while introducing its world-leading mobile browser, Opera Mini, to local consumers. Echoing the […]

Opera connects the unconnected at India Telecom 2008

Chandigarh, India – December 9, 2008 With its strong presence in India’s mobile Web market, Opera Software is setting up camp at India Telecom 2008, from December 11-13 in New Delhi. At this annual display of telecom innovation, Opera will host an exhibit (Hall 9, Stand 10) that will givevisitors a firsthand look at how […]

World’s toughest phone selects world’s toughest browser

Sonim selects Opera Mini for new line of XP3 rugged phones Oslo, Norway – December 9, 2008 Sonim, makers of the world’s toughest GSM phones, has announced that its newest model, the XP3, will ship with the Opera Mini browser pre-installed. The Sonim XP3, designed for blue/grey-collar workers and wilderness and extreme sports aficionados, is […]

Opera 10 sneak peek

Prepare for next-generation browsing Oslo, Norway – December 4, 2008 Today, Opera Software introduces the first look at Opera 10. An alpha version of Opera 10 is now available at This release gives people a taste of Opera’s new rendering engine, Opera Presto 2.2 – the foundation of all future Opera 10 products. Opera […]

Opera Mini speeds up: Opera Mini 4.2 is released today

Oslo, Norway – November 25, 2008 Today, Opera Software released the final version of its much-anticipated Opera Mini 4.2 for mobile phones. Since the launch of the beta version of Opera Mini 4.2, speed trials have shown that this version gives more than 30% speed improvements for users in the US, due to the addition […]

The community has spoken: My Opera upgrade brings social networking to a new level

Oslo, Norway – November 19, 2008 Today, Opera Software unveiled its newly nipped and tucked social- networking site My Opera. With a focus on performance, design and usability, the revamped My Opera promises to be a smoother and more functional online haven for fun, friends and creative content. Upon entering the revitalized My Opera, members […]

Is the mobile Web replacing the wired Web in Southeast Asia?

Opera’s State of the Mobile Web report explores stunning page-view and usage growth Oslo, Norway — November 20, 2008 Fast facts Opera spotlights Southeast Asia in its ongoing geographic snapshots. Indonesia ranks first (and second worldwide) in usage with almost 330% user growth and 827% page view growth in 2008. The full report is available […]

Cell One brings Opera Mini to Namibia

Oslo, Norway — November 18, 2008 Marking the company’s firstoperator-branded delivery to Africa, Opera Software announces its newagreement with Namibia’s Cell One. By selecting Opera Mini 4.1 to bring the Web to their subscribers, CellOne is able to completely customize the look of Opera Mini to coincidewith their corporate branding and messaging. Opera provides Cell […]

20 million use Opera Mini worldwide

New beta version and server park launched today Oslo, Norway — November 11, 2008 Opera today released a preview of Opera Mini 4.2, the newest version of the world’s most popular mobile Web browser that works on almost every mobile phone. With this beta release, Opera celebrates Opera Mini being the browser of choice for […]