Opera Buys Handster

By | September 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Opera Buys HandsterToday, Opera Software has announced the acquisition of Handster, an independent Android content library, which also offers developer tools, services to mobile operators as well as device manufacturers and other app stores.

According to the press release, Handster supports a variety of platforms, including: Google Android, Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, netbook, tablet applications and has customers from such device manufacturers as MTS, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei and LG.

Lars Boilesen, the CEO of Opera Software said, “Opera is evolving from being a browser company into a fully integrated mobile services company and this acquisition is an important step in that direction. We are delighted to welcome the Handster team into the Opera family. Handster will enable us to strengthen our mobile store offerings to consumers, mobile operators and handset manufacturers.”

Financial details about the deal were not announced.


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  • Olfigbdmof

    its seems like Opera know that they are nobody in the PC market, so they are focusing on the Mobile one, i support this, because Opera has the potential to make the best Mobile browser

    • Mikah

      Opera already make the best desktop browser