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BlackBerry owners: Opera Mini now looks (almost) as good as you do

August 30, 2007

New features - some targeted for BlackBerry devices - highlight latest Opera Mini beta

Oslo, Norway - August 30, 2007

Opera, the only company that puts the Webon any device, today released the new beta of Opera Mini 4, the world'smost popular mobile Web browser. The new beta version of Opera Mini 4introduces several exclusive optimizations for BlackBerryâ„¢ devices,including a new user interface and menus for a more comfortable Opera Minilook and feel. For BlackBerry users worldwide, or anyone wanting a better,faster and free mobile Web browser, the new Opera Mini 4.0 beta isavailable from www.operamini.com/beta/.

For all users, the new beta adds some often-requested features thatimprove usability and enjoyment. Opera Mini's new "Landscape mode" givesyou a wider view of the page. A new multi-search Start Page makessearching even easier while on the go. The ability to add your own searchengine to the Start Page, a feature pioneered in Opera's desktop browser,is now available in the latest beta of Opera Mini.

"We want to make Opera Mini available to even more users, so we'veimproved our support for BlackBerry," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO ofOpera. "Now the world's most popular mobile Web browser and most popularhandhelds can work together. At the same time we recognize the incrediblerole our community has played in making Opera Mini as popular as it is.We're proud to offer some of the most requested features in this new betaas a present to you."

"I've been using Opera Mini for about 6 months now," said Mik Furie, anOpera Mini user in the United Kingdom. "It started out as a tool to enablequicker Web searches than WAP allowed and has now become part of myeveryday life. I use it to keep in touch with friends, write a blog, andkeep up to date on the things I'm interested in such as new phones andgames."

The new beta version of Opera Mini 4.0 is now available for free downloadat www.operamini.com/beta/.

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