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Opera Software releases browser SDK for Microsoft Windows CE: Music to the ears of Windows-based device manufacturers

October 3, 2006

Oslo, Norway - October 3, 2006

Opera Software today announced availability ofthe Opera 9 SDK for Devices running on the Microsoft Windows CE platform,broadening Opera's availability to include the popular device softwareplatform. Devices running on Windows CE can now quickly integrate the fast andfull-featured Opera browser to deliver the full Internet or to create Webapplications, widgets and dynamic user interfaces.

Opera's advanced Web rendering and navigation technologies enable the Web to bedynamically adapted to deliver a fantastic user experience to a wide range ofdevice types. With Opera's existing port and integration API for MicrosoftWindows CE, device manufacturers can quickly and easily get Opera up andrunning on devices ranging from portable media players and remote controls toset-top boxes and automotive infotainment systems.

"This is exciting for Opera as Windows CE has become a popular platform for connected devices," says Scott Hedrick, Executive Vice President, Opera Software. "Device developers have discovered the benefits of Opera's great usability, performance and unique rendering technology and now it now comes in another Microsoft offering."

Opera's capabilities designed for devices include its Extensible Rendering Architecture (ERA), which tailors Web sites to fit in any screen size, fast JavaScript and rendering engines and a configurable and full-featured user interface. Opera easily enables dynamic AJAX applications. Opera's full suite of SDK offerings is continuously updated with pre-ported support for new architectures, thereby radically reducing time-to-market.

"We are thrilled that Opera has joined the Windows CE development community," said Jane Gilson, Director of Mobile and Embedded Group, Microsoft Corp. "Opera's browser for Windows Mobile has been well received and Opera can add tremendous value to the Microsoft Windows CE platform."

For more information on the Opera 9 SDK for Devices, please visit:www.opera.com/devices/

About Opera for Devices

Opera provides an optimized implementation of Internet technologies for handhelddevices, digital TV and other devices, with innovative and powerful featuresthat seamlessly adapt the Internet experience to suit varying screen sizes andinput devices. In addition to being a full Internet browser, Opera is a highperformance execution environment for Web applications and dynamic userinterfaces based on interoperable open Web technologies such as AJAX.www.opera.com/devices/

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.