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Opera Mobile pre-installed on Willcom's Sharp W-ZERO3[es]

July 4, 2006

Oslo, Norway and Tokyo, Japan - July 4, 2006

Opera Software today announced thatthe newly released Opera Mobile 8.6 for Pocket PC will be the recommended browser onthe Sharp W-ZERO3[es] Windows Mobile device through the leading Japanese operator,Willcom. The Sharp W-ZERO3[es] is the new device in Willcom's W-ZERO3 series, and thefirst phone to come with Opera Mobile for Pocket PC pre-installed. The device will beavailable for the Japanese market on July 27.

W-ZERO3[es] is a powerful Pocket PC device that runs on Windows Mobile 5.0. It comesfully loaded with the usual Windows Mobile software such as MS Office, PDF viewer andWindows Media Player 10. The device has a dual keyboard (both key pad and a QWERTYkeyboard) and a 2.8 inch VGA screen. Opera Mobile 8.6 for PPC is also the first OperaMobile version to support Flash.

"This is an important delivery for Opera because a major operator has actively pre-installed and recommended Opera Mobile over the standard Windows Mobile browser,"says Roger Carlhammar, Executive Vice President, Mobile, Opera Software. "ThroughOpera's speed and great usability we are happy to provide Windows Mobile users withthe Web experience they deserve on their Pocket PCs."


The Willcom Sharp W-ZERO3[es] will be available in Japan on July 27.

About Willcom INC

WILLCOM, Inc. is a leading mobile data telecommunications company, providing PHSservices in Japan. In addition to data telecommunications, WILLCOM introduced the"WILLCOM Flat-Rate Plan" in May 2005, the Japanese mobile industry's first fixed-ratevoice communication service. WILLCOM has also introduced a series of other newservices to the market, and currently has more than 4 million cumulative subscribers(as of May 2006). Learn more about Willcom at (available inEnglish and Japanese).

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