Opera Mini now available on top tier US mobile network

The world’s most popular browser now available on select T-Mobile USA phones

Oslo, Norway – November 2, 2010

Opera Mini, the world’s most popular mobile browser, is now available for download on eight feature-phone models already out in the market on the T-Mobile USA network.

Now, with Opera Mini’s easy-to-use interface, T-Mobile USA customers can browse the Web at lightning speeds, making the experience the closest possible to desktop browsing.

Opera Mini’s unique compression technology shrinks webpages by up to 90 percent before loading it on the user’s mobile phone for blazing fast surfing even for phones on 2.5G or EDGE networks. These and many other reasons make Opera Mini the browser of choice to 71.2 million people worldwide.

“Consumer mobile web use is skyrocketing in the United States,” said Roy Satterthwaite, Opera’s SVP for Sales and Marketing, Americas. “Opera Mini satisfies this consumer demand by delivering the fastest browsing experience possible along with a superior user interface, to enable a smartphone-like user experience on T-Mobile USA feature phones.”

The phones that will be enabled with this feature are:

T-Mobile’s Nokia 2330, Nokia 2720, Nokia 3711, Nokia 5130, Sony Ericsson Equinox, Samsung T239, Samsung T659 and Nokia E73 Mode.

Owners of these phones will be able to download Opera Mini by visiting m.opera.com on the already-existing browser on their phone.