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Jamba and Opera Software integrate premier content into mobile browsers

August 18, 2008

Opera links Jamba bookmark to enable faster Web browsing


LOS ANGELES, Calif. / BERLIN, Germany / OSLO, Norway - August 18, 2008


Jamba (also widely known as Jamster), a leading provider of mobile entertainment, today announced a global partnership with Opera Software. As part of the agreement, a Jamba bookmark will be added to Opera Mini's customized browser homepage. The Jamba service offers a wide range of mobile products such as music, games, video, graphics, applications and much more.


As part of the partnership, the Opera Mini homepage now includes a Jamba bookmark allowing users to access the Jamba site with one easy click. Subscribers can subsequently view original Web programming and discover a variety of their favorite entertainment from major games publishers, as well as some of the top-ranked programming from Fox Mobile Entertainment Network, including The Simpsons, 24, Family Guy, Nip/Tuck, NASCAR, Dog Whisperer.


Kaj Hagros, COO of Jamba, said, "Users are not only becoming increasingly familiar with the idea of accessing the Web with their phones, but also desire a rich mobile Web experience regardless of the device they use. Our goal is to provide consumers the best branded and original mobile content across every conceivable platform, anywhere in the world. Opera Software is the only company that puts the Web on any device, and was a natural partner for Jamba to extend easy, on-demand access to our premium content for customers across the globe."


Opera brings full Internet content and images to any device, from computers and cell phones to portable media players and game consoles. With more than 100 million shipped installations since 2004, Opera Software is the proven solution for Web browsing on a mobile device for nearly 15 million people each month.


"The Web is going wireless. Our goal is to help everyone use their favorite Web sites or services, from any device," said Tatsuki Tomita, VP of Consumer Products, Opera Software. "Valuable partners like Jamba are crucial to this mission. The combination of our mobile distribution partnership with Jamba will ensure that mobile users get immediate access to their favorite content with the convenience of a simple click."


Notes to editors:


The first phase of the Jamba/Opera cooperation covers the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom

About Jamba


Jamba, also known as Jamster in some countries, is one of the world's leading providers of mobile entertainment with the ability to reach one billion consumers around the globe in 35 countries and 25 languages across five continents. Jamba supports more than 2,800 handsets and provides billing connectivity to more than 125 operators worldwide. Jamba offers mobile products available directly via mobile phones including branded popular content from more than 800 content providers around the world such as famous Fox content like The Simpsons, high quality music from top music labels, mobile games from renowned game developers, and original content made exclusively for mobile phones. Jamba is a joint venture between News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A) and VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ, VRSN) and headquartered in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Berlin, Germany.


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.