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BenQ goes for Opera

November 4, 2003

BenQ Includes Opera on Upcoming P30 Smartphone

Taipei, Taiwan and Oslo, Norway - Nov. 4, 2003

Opera Software today announced that BenQ, a leading manufacturer of digital lifestyle devices, has decided to include the Opera's Smartphone Edition on their Symbian-based P30 smartphone.

Opera revolutionized the mobile and Internet industry with the launch of Small-Screen Renderingâ„¢ (SSR) in 2002. With SSR, handset manufacturers and operators can for the first time fit the whole Web into the limited screen sizes available on smartphones. SSR intelligently reformats Web pages to fit the available screensize, eliminating the need for horizonal scrolling.

 

"Users will love surfing the Web with Opera on the P30. With a 16-bit touchscreen that sports a resolution of 320x208 pixels, both interaction and visibility is a breeze," says Harrison Chang, Senior Associated Vice President of BenQ. "By including Opera we gain a competitive edge with operators and users, the P30 offering everything a mobile operator can dream about in a device."

 

Opera is fun for both users and operators, data proving that GPRS traffic goes through the roof when Opera is included on a handset.

"The combination of a good-looking handset like the P30 and Opera will result in a winner in the market place," says Rolf Assev, executive vice president strategic alliances, Opera Software. "Operators can now significantly raise their average revenue per user, while simultaneously providing their subscribers with a fun and useful Web experience"

Availability

P30 is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2004.Opera's delivery is based upon Opera's 6.2 code base on Symbian OS v.7.0 and the UIQ platform.

 

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About BenQ

BenQ is an industry leader in networking lifestyle devices with an expertise that encompasses display, storage, imaging, wireless and broadband areas.

BenQ has manufacturing plants in Malaysia, Mexico, China and Taiwan. The company has 13,000 employees worldwide, supporting a strong global sales marketing and service network spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. BenQ has research and development facilities in Taiwan (Hsinchu Lab), China (Suzhou Software Development Center) and California, USA (Wireless Technology Center), and has more than 2000 research and development employees in Suzhou, Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and San Diego. BenQ has amassed 1148 global patents. 2002 revenues exceeded US$3.03 billion dollars. For more information about BenQ, please visit our website at BenQ.com.

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.