Category: Opera Software
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Betavine, a Vodafone Group R&D lab, is offering developers a chance to win £20,000 in a mobile widget competition.
Developers are invited to create widgets for the Opera for Mobile 9.5 platform, which is included on Nokia 6210, Nokia N78, Nokia N95 8gb and Nokia N96 devices.
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“In the first of our three part interview, Jon Von Tetzchner, chief executive of Opera, explains the difference between its Opera mini and mobile browsers, highlights the benefits of Opera Turbo technology and reveals why its browser is so suited for use on embedded devices, such as the Nintendo Wii.”
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“Opera is aware of statements in the media that Opera will announce one
or more agreements with US operators in early April.
Opera would like to clarify that it has no plans to announce any US
operator agreements to the OSE in early April as mentioned in the media.”
Opera Software is polishing its mobile web browser strategy. While they are making deals with mobile phone manufacturers such as Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Sony Erickson to place their mobile web browser into various handsets, recently they started to skip them and partnership directly with the operators.
As a result, Opera will be announcing deals with US mobile operators at the CTIA Wireless in early April. While they refuse to tell with whom those deals will be made, Opera Software usually works with big operators only. And in the US, those are: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Spring Nextel and T-Mobile (European T-Mobile is already in the partnership with Opera).
If everything goes as planned, Opera will strengthen their positions in the US market as well as increase their revenues.
“If Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 8 this week – as expected – then the company will likely be congratulated by many for doing the right thing and finally adding support for web standards to its browser.”
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