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Vogins Technology brings Opera Mini to MediaTek powered phones

April 26, 2010

Oslo, Norway, and Shanghai, China - April 26, 2010

Opera Software and Vogins Technology Co., Ltd., a China-based mobile application middleware provider, today announced that Opera Mini is now available in the Vogins App Store for MediaTek-based mobile phones. MediaTek phone users can now install an optimized version of Opera Mini for a full Web experience directly on their phones. This version is exclusively available through the Vogins App Store.

"Our customers are now seeking better ways of browsing the Web from their phones, and no other browser isas powerful or as easy to use as Opera Mini," said Frank Hu, CEO, Vogins Technology. "Opera Mini's proven record has resulted in more than 50 million users worldwide. By making an optimized version available for MediaTek phone users, we are ensuring that our users surf more quickly and efficiently with Opera Mini."

"Mobile users today have moved beyond wanting the Web on their phones. Now, they want the real Web and all its functionality. Opera Mini continues to impress the users with its desktop-like browsing quality, with unmatched speed, especially on crowded networks," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "Opera and Vogins will continue working closely together to bring a smooth, advanced and compelling browsing experience to Vogins customers."

Vogins Technology has signed with more than 100 handset manufacturers, offering over 200 applications through the Vogins store. The store is powered by VRE, a middleware solution for mobile devices. VRE includes embedded middleware and a server service layer, and it is a highly efficient platform for development on mobile devices.

About Vogins Technology

Vogins Technology, founded in April 2006, provides application middleware and service with an innovative business model, formed by mobile device development experts and mobile application development talents. With the deep understanding about this industry and specialized development expertise, the company invented the VRE platform, Virtual Runtime Environment, to help chipset makers, mobile phone makers, content and application developers, embedded technology enablers to build an interactive ecosystem.

Through VRE, Vogins is able to bring more enjoyable applications to end users and provide more development convenience and tools for chipset makers, as well as phone makers. And, with VRE, Vogins is trying to make more interactions among parties to make whole ecosystem more viable. To learn more about Vogins Technology, please go to www.vogins.com.

About Opera

With two decades of history, Opera has grown up, side-by-side, with the internet. From browsers, data managing and security apps, to news apps, we connect more than 350 million users and industry partners to the internet, giving more experiences, more data, more money saved, more ideas, more control, more content, and more of what they like. Opera AS is a privately held company and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Follow our news at http://www.opera.com/blogs/news/.

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