Opera Software and NII Holdings samba their way to more Android users in Brazil
Oslo, Norway - March 22, 2011
Opera Software announced today that the Opera Mini browser is now available on a second Android device offered exclusively by Nextel Brazil, the Motorola i886. NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD), a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, will now preinstall the Opera Mini browser on its latest Direct Connect Push-to-Talk (PTT) device, due to the success of the Motorola i1 in 2010, which was the first PTT Android-powered smartphone in Latin America to offer the Opera Mini 5 browser.
The Opera Mini browser is the world's most popular mobile browser with more than 90 million active users. Its features such as Speed Dial, tabbed browsing, password manager and Opera Link, which synchronizes users" bookmarks across multiple devices, make it the perfect dance partner for the Nextel Motorola i886.
"We are proud to offer Opera Mini and its innovative features to our valuable subscribers in Latin America to enhance their experience with our differentiated services and applications," said Bob Ewald, Vice President Product Management for NII Holdings.
Opera users will also notice a significant boost in speed while browsing the Web thanks to Opera Mini's compression technology, which shrinks webpages by up to 90 percent. In addition to speedy browsing, even on slow networks, this leads to cost savings of up to 90 percent when paying per MB of usage.
"Coming out of celebrating Carnival, we are equally celebrating the availability of the Opera Mini browser on a second Android device in Brazil," said Lars Boilsen, CEO, Opera Software. "Partnering with Nextel to deliver a better browsing experience to millions of users is music to my ears."
The Opera Mini browser will also be preinstalled in the Motorola i886 and available to Nextel Peru and Nextel Mexico subscribers.
About NII Holdings, Inc.
NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. NII Holdings, Inc. has operations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile offering a fully integrated wireless communications tool with digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect© and International Direct ConnectSM, a digital two-way radio feature. NII Holdings, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD and is a member of the NASDAQ 100 Index. Visit the Company's website at www.nii.com. Nextel, the Nextel logo, and Nextel Direct Connect are trademarks and/or service marks of Nextel Communications, Inc.
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