Opera extends Gears support

Update: Opera Mobile preview build with Gears support

Oslo, Norway – May 29, 2008

Opera Software announced today it willsupport Gears in its desktop and mobile browsers. Theinclusion of Gears in Opera’s main browsing products supportsOpera’s vision of transforming the browser into a full platform forapplications, regardless of device.

“Opera will have full support for Gears on mobile when they launch thisyear,” said Charles Wiles, Product Manager for mobile web apps at Google.”Opera Mobile 9.5 will be a great example of a high-quality browser on amobile platform that supports Gears. This marks the coming of age of thebrowser as the platform for application development on mobile devices.”

“The forthcoming Opera Mobile 9.5 with Gears will usher in a newera for the Web on mobile devices,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera.”Together, these products will create new ways to bring applications tolife on mobile devices. Developers will be able to use this along withOpera Dragonfly to develop and debug compelling applications for anyconnected environment.”