Sony selects Opera 9.5 SDK for Devices to power its new digital photo frame

Tokyo, Japan and Oslo, Norway – May 8, 2008

Opera Software today announced that the Opera 9.5 SDK for Devices has been ported to Sony’s new digital photo frame VGF-CP1. With the WiFi-enabled device, users can now retrieve photos not only from their PC or memory card, but also from online image portals such as Google’s photo album, and Photozou.

The full-featured Opera browser paints Web-based information and services on the device’s true color high-resolution seven inch screen vividly. With the Opera browser, users are able to access popular sites such as Yahoo!, Google or even rich, dynamic Ajax-based application. Based on the same core engine as the renowned Opera desktop browser, Opera for Devices ensures the highest quality Internet experience.

In addition to accessing the full Web, Opera’s integrated RSS feed reader displays preferred news and content on the device screen. With Opera’s full browser and RSS reader, the Sony digital photo frame offers an interactive user experience using the most recent online information.

“We are delighted to be working with Sony again on this dynamic device,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “We admire Sony’s drive to always offer the latest in innovation. Opera complements Sony’s vision by offering customers with the latest in Web browsing technologies, ensuring the best Internet experience on their devices.”

“Opera is able to meet Sony’s demands for a rich and user-friendly experience,” said Tatsuo Eguchi Senior General Manager, Digital Home Division, VAIO Business Group, Sony. “To ensure more user-friendliness, we needed a superior and full featured Web browser. It’s the obvious choice that we select Opera who has proven track record of high performance, compatibility with Websites and intuitive UI.”


The Opera powered Sony VGF-CP1 digital photo frame will be available in Japan from May 17, 2008