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Japan's Sharp Corporation launches two Opera Mini enabled handsets for India’s youth

January 12, 2011

Mumbai, India - January 12, 2011

Sharp Corporation, leading manufacturer of electronic products from Japan, announced the launch of Sharp SH0037D and Sharp SH6017D mobile phones for users in India. Both these phones have been pre-installed with Opera Mini to enable faster web browsing for users.

More information about the products can be found here:
Sharp SH0037D :
Sharp SH6017D:

With over 80 million users, Opera Mini is the world's most widely used mobile browser. It displays web pages faster than ever by using Opera's original rendering engine and server-side data compression technology. Opera Mini delivers content most efficiently and easily with the use of user-friendly functions, such as tabs, URL auto-complete and highlights keywords, which enables users to find the information they are looking for easier and faster on mobile screens.

"There is no doubt that the mobile phone revolution has embraced India and to compliment that we have also seen exponential growth in mobile data traffic in the country. We are happy to be a part of this revolution in enabling mobile Internet and partner with a company such as Sharp as it introduces these two phones for the Indian market", said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software ASA.

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