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World’s toughest phone selects world’s toughest browser

December 9, 2008

Sonim selects Opera Mini for new line of XP3 rugged phones

Oslo, Norway - December 9, 2008

Sonim, makers of the world's toughest GSM phones, has announced that its newest model, the XP3, will ship with the Opera Mini browser pre-installed. The Sonim XP3, designed for blue/grey-collar workers and wilderness and extreme sports aficionados, is now available in select markets across Europe and in Australia.

Sonim chose Opera because the two companies share the common vision of bringing the full Web experience to customers regardless of where they work, play, or camp. Opera Mini, the world's most popular mobile browser with over 21 million active users and counting, works on nearly any phone with a data connection, and will bring an added element of connectivity users that are truly in the field.

The XP3 with Opera Mini will help those out on a job site or in the wilderness research things like materials and supplies, safety tips or weather conditions, and give those playing an extreme sport the unique ability to communicate and share their experiences with their friends and the outside world.

The Sonim XP3 is as rugged as a phone gets. It is water submersible, "officially" runs at temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius and as high as 60 degrees Celsius and can withstand up to a 2 meter drop onto concrete. It has 5.5 hours of talk time and a shocking 220 hours of standby power.

The full feature set of the Sonim XP3 with Opera Mini includes

  • Tri-band EDGE, GSM
  • Bluetooth
  • Flashlight/Led Torch
  • Glare-resistant 128x160, 65k-color screen
  • Opera Mini 4.1 browser
  • High-volume speakerphone
  • PC Sync
  • 3-year, "no-questions-asked" warranty

For more information about the Sonim XP3 rugged phone with Opera Mini, please visit For more information about Opera Mini, please visit

About Sonim Technologies, Inc. Sonim Technologies enables today's GPRS, UMTS & WiFi data networks to deliver high performance VoIP applications and services specifically optimized to meet the productivity objectives of mobile enterprises. Sonim's OMA PoC 1.0 server, client and handset solutions represent the industry's only business class implementation of the push-to-talk standard and form the basis of an emerging suite of streaming IMS-compliant applications. Sonim is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in Bangalore, London, Stockholm and Madrid. For more information, visit the company's Web site at


Robin Dharma
Red Robin PR (for Sonim)

About Opera Mini

Opera Mini brings the full Web experience to mobile phones. People can enjoy instant access to Web sites anywhere, anytime. Users of Opera Mini will benefit from a desktop-like browsing experience that displays Web pages as they are meant to be seen. In addition, Opera Mini utilizes Opera's compression technology to pre-process Web pages by up to 90 percent before sending them to phones, resulting in faster page downloads without compromising end-user experience. As a result, download costs are kept to a minimum.

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.