Oslo, Norway – January 24, 2008
Opera Software today announced that Korea-based POSBRO has selected the Opera browser for what is labelled the world’s first portable WiMax gaming device. The POSBRO G100 takes advantage of the high data speeds offered by WiMax (4G) to deliver online gaming from a portable device. POSBRO used the Opera 9 for Devices SDK to create a compelling Web experience for people using the G100 device.
The device features a four-inch LCD touchscreen, with a slide-out game pad. In addition to WiMax, the G100 also supports connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Users can take advantage of the network speeds to play advanced, online games with multiple players in a graphich-rich environments, in addition to accessing their favorite Web sites.
POSBRO has signed agreements with the Korean mobile WiMax operator KT to provide an online gaming service via G100 starting in early 2008. The company has also announced that the G100 will be launching in the United States in the beginning of 4Q 2008 or late 1Q 2009. The G100 was demonstrated at SPRINT’s booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.
POSBRO was founded in September 2006 and acquired by POSDATA as a strategic base camp for WiMAX hand-held device development and service integration. The companies have been positioned as a total WiMAX solution provider in the market that covers mobile WiMAX base stations, ASN-gateways and user devices.