Partnership between Positivo and Opera to pre-embed Opera Mini on phones
The agreement focuses on the large Brazilian feature phone market
Opera Software and Positivo today announced a partnership to deliver the Opera Mini mobile browser pre-embedded on the Positivo messaging phone model P50. Focused on the Brazilian consumer market, the Positivo P50 will ship with Opera Mini, comes with three SIM card slots and offers web access, social networking, instant messaging, radio, MP3 and MP4 video playback, and camera for photos and videos recording.
Opera Mini’s unique feature set makes it the leading mobile browser in the world, with more than 231 million users. Opera Mini’s page compression can save users up to 90 percent on their mobile browsing costs and also speeds up browsing significantly. The latest version comes with the Smart Page - a one-page summary of all the updates from a user’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, as well as news and the ability to add other feeds to your page.
The Positive P50 messaging phones with Opera Mini are now available for sale with the browser icon on the home screen. "Positivo’s feature phones are perfectly targeted to the typical Opera Mini user in Brazil. A recent survey of Opera Mini users in Brazil revealed that 92% of users access the internet through their mobile phones. Only 14% said they access the internet from their home computers. Undoubtedly, the Brazilian market presents a great opportunity for growth by mobile browser”, says Sabrina Zaremba, Regional Manager Latin America, Opera.
About Positivo Informática
Positivo Informática (BM&FBOVESPA: POSI3) is Brazil’s largest computer manufacturer. The company has led the Brazilian PC market for more than eight consecutive years according to IDC, and enjoys an outstanding position in Argentina. It employs 5,100 collaborators distributed across its factories located in Curitiba (PR), Manaus (AM), Ilhéus (BA) and Terra do Fogo (AR), producing desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones and cell phones. Its devices are commercialized at more than 10,000 points of sale in Brazil and 2,000 in Argentina, besides of more than 5,000 resellers in Brazil. It is also a leader in the area of educational technology and its solutions are present in 8,900 public schools, 2,200 private schools and more than 3,000 retail points of sale throughout Brazil and are exported to over 40 countries. More information in www.positivoinformatica.com.br.
About Opera Software ASA
Opera products enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to discover and connect with the content and services that matter most to them, no matter what device, network or location. In turn, we help advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses. Opera also delivers products and services to more than 120 mobile operators around the world, enabling them to provide a faster, more economical and better network experience to their subscribers.
From family photos and funny videos to business ideas that change the world economy, the internet has always been about discovery. Whether you are a consumer getting online for the first time, or a multinational corporation trying to reach the right audience, Opera can help you discover more online.
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