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Opera on a stick: Opera 9 for U3 smart drives now available

March 14, 2007

Oslo, Norway, March 14, 2007

Opera Software today announced that Opera9, Opera's latest Web browser, is now available for U3 smart drives. Opera9 for U3 enables full Web surfing from a U3 smart drive, and allows usersto take bookmarks, email and settings with them wherever they go.

U3 is a software platform company that has created an innovativetechnology that transforms USB flash drives from simple storage devicesinto U3 smart drives. U3 smart drives let consumers carry and runeverything they need for a familiar computing experience from the smartdrive, including files, software applications, personal preferences,favorites, profiles and bookmarks, as well as the ability to access thisinformation from any PC.

"I bought a cruzerU3titanium two days ago. I've been having fun loading itwith my favorite settings. Now all my contacts, passwords and bookmarksare handy on whatever computer I am using. I'm hooked," says jcfitz, a MyOpera Community member. "This new U3 functionality is great. Leave thelaptop at home!"

U3 smart drives are highly portable and secure. All U3 smart drives comewith password protection, and when it's time to move to another PC, allpersonal information remains on the smart drive, not on the host computer.

"With Opera 9 for U3, users will experience a new level of mobility intheir desktop browser," said Christen Krogh, vice president ofengineering, Opera Software. "Thanks to the U3 platform, people will nowbe able to carry Opera 9 with all its bookmarks, settings, and preferencesconveniently in their pocket."

"The Internet is a necessity in order to conduct business and stayconnected with friends and family," said Kate Purmal, U3 chief executiveofficer. "Opera 9 for U3 makes it possible for U3 customers to access theInternet from any PC with the browsing speed, security and usability Opera9 customers have come to expect."


Opera for U3 is available for download from and

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