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Opera Mini #1 on Samsung Java App Store

December 23, 2011

Became most downloaded application within one month of its debut

New Delhi, India - December 23, 2011

Just ahead of the festive season of Diwali, Samsung India gave its users one more reason to cheer by adding Opera Mini to their Java App Store. Used by over 144 million people across the world, Opera Mini is the world's most popular mobile browser. Samsung users in India welcomed Opera Mini on its first arrival with open arms and made it the #1 most downloaded application within one month of its debut on the store.

Samsung's Java Apps Store is a marketplace designed to provide a variety of mobile applications especially developed and carefully selected for Samsung mobile phones. It can be accessed by all Samsung Java phone users from http://m.in.samsungapps.com. Opera Mini is available as a free download there.

Opera Mini is a fast and compact web browser that allows you to access the Internet on your phone. By downloading Opera Mini, you can use your cell phone to access websites and content, including your mail, community sites, news, blogs and more. When using Opera Mini, webpages are optimized and compressed before being sent to your phone. Therefore, the data transferred to your phone is significantly reduced, making mobile surfing cheaper. Opera Mini works on more than 3,000 mobile phone models, ranging from basic Java phones to the latest OS.

"Indians are gradually shifting their mobile usage habits from just being voice and text based to content based," said Sarfaraz Borah, Senior Manager, Apps & Services, Samsung Mobile India. "Serving Opera Mini on the India App Store brings us one step closer in providing our users with an optimized browser best suited for Java phones on Indian mobile networks."

"India ranks #2 in the overall usage of Opera Mini across the world. Statistics also show that most mobile web surfers in India prefer Opera Mini to browse on their phones," adds Sunil Kamath, Sales Director for India & SAARC, Opera Software. "Our partnership with Samsung India will help us further reach out to the millions of Samsung Java phone users in the country who seek a better browsing experience."

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Opera Software ASA

Opera products enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to discover and connect with the content and services that matter most to them, no matter what device, network or location. In turn, we help advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses. Opera also delivers products and services to more than 120 mobile operators around the world, enabling them to provide a faster, more economical and better network experience to their subscribers.
From family photos and funny videos to business ideas that change the world economy, the internet has always been about discovery. Whether you are a consumer getting online for the first time, or a multinational corporation trying to reach the right audience, Opera can help you discover more online.
Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. ‘Opera’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Opera Mini’ and the ‘O’ logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

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