O2 brings the mobile Internet to millions of Germans with Opera Mini
Oslo, Norway - August 8, 2008
Opera Software today announced that its popular Opera Mini browser will now be pre-installed and available to a significant number of cell phone users in Germany through leading service provider O2's "Internet-to-Go" initiative. O2 customers will have access to the full Internet experience from the convenience of their mobile phone, allowing them to view the latest news, weather, e-commerce, and social networking Web sites on-the-go.
O2's "Internet-to-Go" will be available on several models with both pre-installed or over-the-air (OTA) versions of the Opera Mini browser. The Samsung U900 Soul will launch mid-summer with the pre-installed version and as early as late July with the OTA version. Opera Mini will be O2-branded featuring a customized skin and pre-set bookmarks.
The Opera Mini browser will give O2 users the speed, ease of use and unlimited Web that they are accustomed to on their personal computer in a handheld device, and includes such options as pre-set favorites pages, news feeds, and social networking sites.
"Partnering with a leading operator such as O2 is an important step to expanding the Opera brand in Europe. It brings the full Internet experience to millions of cell phone users in Germany," says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "We hope to build on our relationship with O2 in the future and use this success to continue to bringing mobile customers across the Europe the most complete Internet experience on-the-go."
Opera Mini will first be available on the following products:
- Samsung U900 Soul
- Samsung U800 Soul b
- Sony Ericsson C902
- Sony Ericsson C702
- Sony Ericsson W760i
Opera Mini will be available on the following phones over-the-air:
- Sony Ericsson K800i
- Sony Ericsson K850i
- Sony Ericsson W880i
- Sony Ericsson W890i
- Sony Ericsson W910i
- Nokia 6233
- Nokia 6280
- Nokia 6500 classic
- Nokia 6500 slide
- Samsung U700
- Samsung U900 Soul
- Samsung Z400
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