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Web on the go: Opera Mini adds flavor to Spice Mobile handsets

February 27, 2008

Oslo, Norway and New Delhi, India - February 27, 2008

Opera Software, a leading provider of Web browsing solutions, and Spice Mobiles Limited today announced efforts to offer Opera Mini as the Web browser on upcoming mobile handsets from Spice Mobiles in India. As a result, Spice Mobiles customers can access all their favorite Web sites quickly and cost-efficiently.

Spice Mobiles intends to strengthen its footprint and establish itself as a brand that is in line with the trends and the information needs of its customers. The company aims to achieve this through a broader offering of cutting-edge handsets that combine mobile phone functionality with enriched content and device capabilities. Spice has recently launched a series of mobile handsets at competitive prices combined with world-class design and technology.

"Spice Mobiles has tied up with Opera to upgrade the feature offerings on our handsets and provide a better browsing experience to our customers," said Kunal Ahooja, CEO, Spice Mobiles Limited. "Opera Mini offers a competitive edge to Spice Mobile. With Opera Mini, our users will be able to access any Web site they desire. The functionality will keep users in touch with the world while on the move. Moreover, the Opera Mini browser ensures desktop-like experience as it automatically customizes the size and look of Web sites to fit the mobile screen."

"Spice Mobiles has realized the potential of mobile browsing and Opera is proud to be an integral part of their mission to bring full Internet access to affordable phones," said Tatsuki Tomita, Senior Vice President for consumer solutions at Opera Software. "Opera Mini addresses the needs of Indian consumers and guarantees user-friendly access to the Web." More than 35 million users and dozens of the world's top mobile operators and OEMs have harnessed the power of Opera Mini to deliver a full Web experience that makes the most of everyday mobile handset technology.

Opera Mini's compression technology compresses traffic by up to 90%, without removing or altering Web site content. This results in the fastest and most robust experience possible, while keeping download costs under control.

Spice Mobiles Limited is a part of Spice Corp, India's leading conglomerate involved in automation, technology, IT, telecom and entertainment. Spice Mobiles is the first handset manufacturer to offer full Web browsing with Opera Mini in India. Recently, leading operator Tata Teleservices Ltd, announced its initiative to provide Opera Mini on its BREW-enabled handsets.

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.