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Opera Mobile comes to MIPS-based Android tablets

February 27, 2012

Opera and MIPS to demo solution at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain - February 27, 2012

MIPS Technologies, a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, and Opera Software have worked together to optimize the highly popular Opera Mobile browser for MIPS-based Android mobile devices.

The Opera Mobile browser is the leading third-party browser on the Android platform, with smooth browsing, data compression using the Opera Turbo feature, and industry-leading HTML5 support. Highlights from the new Opera Mobile Labs release include advanced HTML5 and WebGL support.

MIPS and Opera will demonstrate the Opera Mobile browser running on new MIPS-Based Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" tablets during Mobile World Congress (MWC) being held February 27 - March 1, 2012, in Barcelona, Spain. Consumers who already have an Android tablet or phone running on a MIPS-Based chip now have the power of Opera Mobile available for download.

"Opera provides more than just a browser - the company's technology provides a window to the World Wide Web, as well as web-based services and apps. With a long experience in HTML5 support, Opera gives an outstanding web experience, now available also on MIPS-based mobile devices," said Gideon Intrater, Vice President of Marketing, MIPS Technologies.

"Opera and MIPS have collaborated on the TV platform for a long time, and, now, we"ve decided to work together also to give people a great experience on mobile products," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "We invite MWC attendees to visit our booth and see the amazing result we"ve achieved by optimizing our browser for MIPS-based Android mobile devices for the first time."

Availability and demonstration at Mobile World Congress

Opera Mobile Labs release with support for the MIPS architecture is available for download now.

To see the Opera Mobile Labs Edition running on the world's first Android 4.0 Tablet, MWC attendees can visit the Opera booth (Hall 1, booth C44). To arrange a demonstration with Opera at MWC, contact PÃ¥l Unanue-Zahl, mobile: +47 9973 7951.

To schedule a demonstration with MIPS at MWC, contact . For more information about MIPS Technologies at the show, visit http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/kit/ma5n.

About MIPS Technologies, Inc.

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores that power some of the world's most popular products for the home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets. These include broadband devices from Linksys, DTVs and digital consumer devices from Sony, DVD recordable devices from Pioneer, digital set-top boxes from Motorola, network routers from Cisco, 32-bit microcontrollers from Microchip Technology and laser printers from Hewlett-Packard. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408) 530-5000 or visit www.mips.com.

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.