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Opera announces the new Opera Mobile 9.7 at CTIA Wireless 2009 – a server-accelerated full Web experience for smartphones and mobile devices

March 26, 2009

Check out Opera's network-friendly solutions for carriers and mobile device manufacturers at Booth #6724 in Central Hall

Mountain View, California and Las Vegas, Nevada - March 26, 2009

At next week's CTIA Wireless Show, Opera Software will be announcing the new Opera Mobile 9.7 server-accelerated browser for smartphones and mobile devices. Opera Mobile 9.7 features Opera Turbo, Opera's breakthrough compression technology, along with the company's latest Presto 2.2 rendering engine (also used in Opera 10 desktop) and full support for dynamic Web technologies such as Ajax and Flash (for accessing popular sites like Facebook and YouTube).

In today's tough business climate where customer expectations are ever-increasing, Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo can help carriers reduce network congestion while helping mobile device manufacturers bring increased speed and a more rich Web browsing experience to their customer and users.

For carriers specifically, Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo provides a more consistent and compelling full Internet experience by compressing data up to 80%, thus reducing unwanted traffic and congestion and allowing users to access the Web regardless of network limitations.

For mobile device manufacturers, Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo can make for a faster, more rich browsing experience by leveraging current device capabilities and utilizing hardware resources more effectively. Opera Turbo offloads Web page rendering to Opera servers freeing up device resources. Even devices with limited hardware capabilities show improved page download rates and better overall performance.

"Today, carriers and mobile device manufacturers alike are looking for solutions that take advantage of existing technologies and investments while trying to maintain a high level of service for their customers," explains Rod Hamlin, Senior Vice President for the Americas for Opera Software. "Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo gives our business customers to ability to bring a rich Internet browsing experience to their mobile device and to the end-user without having to allocate new resources and development costs."

Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo also features better standards support (100% Acid 3 test) and developer tools, hardware acceleration Open GL ES, and support for Google Gears.

To learn more, check out the Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo demo video.

In addition to Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo, Opera will be showcasing Opera Turbo on other connected devices as well as the latest version of the award-winning Opera Mini 4.2 on today's hottest mobile devices - Sprint Instinct, Blackberry Bold, Blackberry Storm, and T-Mobile G1.

Finally, stay tuned for Opera's latest partner announcements, and make sure to check out Opera executives at the following panels and presentations:

BRIC Conference - "The Important Role of the Mobile Internet for Developing Countries"
  • Opera Presenter: Jon von Tetzchner, Founder & CEO
  • When: Tuesday, March 31st @ 3:10pm
  • Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N255
CTIA Wireless - "Applications & Operating Systems for Devices"
  • Opera Presenter: Jon von Tetzchner, Founder & CEO
  • When: Thursday, April 2nd @ 3:30pm
  • Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Room 223
CTIA Wireless - "Mobile Internet - Access to Internet is Not a Desk Job Anymore"
  • Opera Presenter: Rod Hamlin, Senior Vice President, Americas
  • When: Thursday, April 2nd @ 4:00pm
  • Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Room 228

CTIA Wireless will be held from April 1st - 3rd in Las Vegas, NV. Visit Opera at Booth #6724 in Central Hall. For media inquiries, please contact Ted Miller at .

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.

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