Oslo, Norway – February 15, 2011
Opera Software today announced that it has signed an agreement to ship the Opera Mini browser worldwide on Qualcomm Incorporated’s Brew MPâ„¢. Millions of consumers worldwide will benefit by having a smartphone-like browsing experience on mass-market devices.
The Opera Mini browser is one of the world’s most popular mobile browsers, with more than 90 million users.
Incorporating Opera Mini as part of Brew MP simplifies the process of making a powerful browser available to OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and ODMs (Original Device Manufacturers). OEMs and ODMs will benefit from simplified development, faster time-to-market and inclusion as part of the Brew MP OS.
Consumers will have access to the one of the fastest possible browsing experiences on their mass-market handsets and enjoy a desktop browser-like user interface tailored for smaller handset screens. Because of Opera Mini’s compression technology, these benefits are achieved while reducing monthly data charges.
“Recently, we announced 90.4 million Opera Mini users worldwide. With this agreement, millions of more consumers will be able to experience a superior mobile browsing experience which is fast and cost-effective,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “The combination of Opera Mini and Qualcomm’s worldwide reach means we are bringing the power of the Internet to everyone and not just smartphone users.”
“We are excited by this collaboration as it provides the option of a turn-key mobile browser as part of the Brew MP OS,” said Rob Chandhok, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. “Opera Mini allows us to provide a best-in-class mobile browsing experience across a range of mass-market devices.”