4INFO and Opera Miniâ„¢ Expand Partnership
NFL/NCAA/Fantasy Football available in your pocket with Opera Miniâ„¢ Endzone
Oslo, Norway and Palo Alto, CA - October 5, 2006
Opera Software and 4INFO announced today an expansion of their current relationship to buildand promote sports-based versions of the free mobile browser, OperaMiniâ„¢. Based largely on the initial success of the World Cup version,Opera Miniâ„¢ Goal '06, the companies have today introduced the Opera Miniâ„¢Endzone '06 mini browser, which is tailored to NFL, NCAA, and fantasyfootball. The sports-specific browsers provide access to text alerts forlive scores, news, and statistics for their respective sports. OperaMiniâ„¢ Endzone '06 is available for free through SMS, by texting "opera" to44636, or via download at mini.opera.com/endzone.
The Opera Miniâ„¢ Endzone '06 browser allows users to leverage 4INFO'sWAP-based infrastructure for setting mobile text alerts for player statsand game scores. It also provides direct links to NFL, NCAA, and fantasyfootball mobile sites for users to visit and bookmark. Opera Miniâ„¢Endzone '06 delivers the same ease of use and usability as the generalbuild of the mobile browser: device-tailored search and navigation of theWorld Web Web, including the users' favorite community, webmail and portalpages.
"4INFO and Opera, in combination, put more power and control into thehands of the mobile phone user," says Zaw Thet, CEO of 4INFO. "Thispartnership is about access to information and the ease of managing itright from your phone."
"Opera Miniâ„¢ was always intended for this kind of use," says Jon vonTetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "This powerful small Web browser letsanyone with a mobile phone and a data plan break into the real Web to gettheir needed information on the go. Opera Miniâ„¢ Endzone '06 takes theextra step by customizing the experience for football fans."
Opera Miniâ„¢ Endzone '06 is available now, free of charge via SMS, bytexting "opera" to 44636, or via download atmini.opera.com/endzone. An Internet data plan is required to accessthe Internet.
4INFO enhances the utility of mobile phones by providing users the meansto search, discover, and receive relevant information and content. 4INFO'scomprehensive suite of mobile services (Text Message Search to 44636,Mobile Web Search at mobile.4INFO.net, Text Alerts, and the MobileSearch Application) provides access to business listings, sports scores,fantasy sports stats, weather, flight information, movie times,horoscopes, hotspot locations, news, stock quotes, hotel reservations,package tracking, mobile downloads, and more. Most services are availablefree of charge to users on all major U.S. carriers. 4INFO's investmentpartners include U.S. Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, andGannett Company, Inc. 4INFO is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.
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