Oslo, Norway and Tokyo, Japan – October 27, 2008
Opera Software today announced that the Opera Mobile Web browser and Widgets will be available on seven of KDDI’s new mobile phones. Since KDDI and Opera began their partnership in 2004, they have jointly released a total of 93 handsets with the Opera Mobile browser.
The Opera Mobile-based full browser, “PC site viewer” comes pre-installed on this new lineup. Four of them feature the “au one Gadget” powered by Opera Widgets as an application platform. Users can download their favorite widgets and play it on the idle screen.
Opera Mobile with au one Gadget feature on the following phones:
- Hitachi Wooo Keitai W63H
- Casio EXILIM Keitai W63CA
- Sharp AQUOS Keitai W64SH
- Toshiba W65T
Opera Mobile is available on the following KDDI phones:
- Kyocera W65K
- Sony Ericsson W64S
- Panasonic W62P
“KDDI has always been adept at realizing the potential of the Web on mobile phones. This visionary company raises the bar for Opera, encouraging us to work more closely with KDDI to continually improve and re-think our product to better meet the needs of the technologically sophisticated Japanese market. We are sure to bring the best mobile Web experience to millions of KDDI WIN series users with Opera’s full browser and Widgets. We are excited to see our partnership prosper with these new Opera-powered phones,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software.
KDDI’s new lineup of mobile phones for the Japanese market will be released in November 2008.
- “Wooo” is a registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd.
- “EXILIM” is a registered trademark of Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
- “AQUOS” is a registered trademark of Sharp Corporation.