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October 12, 2010

TCL Communication selects Opera Mini for its mobile phones

Beijing, China and Oslo, Norway - October 12, 2010

Opera Software today announced an agreement with TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd., to deliver Opera Mini to TCL Communication's multiple platforms, including preinstalled Opera Mini on TCL Communication's mobile products.

TCL Communication, one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers in the world, offers a line of mobile solutions for end users and market operators. Its products are exported to more than 150 countries globally. Opera Mini is the world's most popular mobile browser, with more than 66 million users worldwide. This new cooperation will bring a fast and fun browsing experience to TCL Communication's millions of users.

"Today's consumers demand a convenient and powerful mobile browser, as 3G becomes more and more popular," said Thomas Liu, Chief Finance Officer of TCL Communication. "We are excited to bring the value and benefits of Opera Mini to our users."

The unique Opera Mini technology compresses data by up to 90 percent before sending content to the phone, resulting in faster page loads and lower browsing costs. It has many of the renowned features of Opera desktop products, including tabbed browsing, password manager, bookmarks and Speed Dial, built in to deliver on-the-go convenience.

Lars Boilesen, Chief Executive Officer of Opera Software, said: "While TCL Communication is one of the world's largest producers of mobile phones, we have also witnessed the growing popularity of Opera Mini as the world's most popular mobile browser. Together, we will bring a great Internet experience to more people in the world."

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) is a member company of TCL Corporation, one of the largest consumer electronics producers in the world, and it is listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 2618).

TCL Communication will further build on the objective of becoming a leading mobile phone manufacturer, offering the best alternative and multi-solutions for mobile phone users and operators. A focus will be placed on six areas of business: GSM, CDMA, Data Cards, the Brand Design Lab, Accessories and ODM.

As an innovative mobile phone design house, TCL Communication's mission is to provide the latest mobile designs and create the most enjoyable user experience for customers all over the world, as well as offering the best value for money. With the two distinctive brands of ALCATEL mobile phones and TCL, TCL Communication is set to revolutionize the next generation of mobile phones with eye-catching, unique designs at competitive prices. Learn more about the company at http://www.tclcom.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.