Yahoo! Mobile to take flight with Opera Mini mobile Web browser
Oslo, Norway — February 17, 2009
Opera Software and Yahoo!® (NASDAQ:YHOO) today announced their partnership to bring the Opera Mini mobile Web browser and the full Internet to more mobile phone users around the world. Yahoo! is expected to begin distributing Opera Mini via Yahoo! Mobile and also as a standalone download from Yahoo!'s mobile Web sites in the near future. The Opera Mini client will be available free of charge. *
Together, Opera and Yahoo! intend to help unlock the potential of the mobile Web by providing access to the full Internet on a wide range of devices. Yahoo!'s extensive distribution network will allow millions of users to access Opera Mini for a rich mobile Web surfing experience.
"As the most popular mobile browser on the planet, Opera Mini will also be available to users of Yahoo! Mobile. Yahoo! Mobile with Opera Mini is easily accessible to end-users, operators and manufacturers and provides a cost-effective means of getting the Internet on your phone," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Together, Yahoo! and Opera will bring the full Web experience to your phone, similar to how you know it from your desktop computer."
"We are excited to announce this partnership with Opera to bring Opera Mini to Yahoo! Mobile users, enabling our consumers to surf the Internet on their mobile devices," said David Ko, Senior Vice President, Connected Life, Yahoo!.
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! is focused on powering its communities of users, advertisers, publishers, and developers by creating indispensable experiences built on trust. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more on Yahoo!'s mobile news please visit mobile.yahoo.com/newsroom/.
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