Opera goes to Asia

Opera goes to Asia


Opera Software today revealed the first result of its cooperation with Kyocera to the Chinese market. Kyocera’s manufactured ZTE V91 and Lucent LU PS-900 are the first handsets in the upcoming new generation of browser-centric phones where access to the full Internet is the device’s key feature. These devices are designed from the ground up to allow for a great Internet experience, including a high-quality screen and an Opera-branded softkey that easily brings users online for Web surfing.

The delivery of Opera in the V91 and PS-900 features the latest in Opera’s browser development, Opera 7. This ensures the highest performance with added speed and the most advanced standards support available.

Operators have proved that full Internet browsing tremendously influences ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) and users are thrilled about getting online anywhere, anytime. Handsets are now appearing that are specially designed to accommodate the new opportunities that Opera’s full HTML surfing can now bring mobile operators and device manufacturers by reformatting Web pages to fit on smaller screens.

“There is one basic reason why WAP has failed and that is because there is simply not enough content available for the end users. The users want content and they want this easily accessible,” says Lars Boilesen, executive vice president sales and distribution. “Now they can get the full Internet content on their mobile and exactly as easily accessible as on their PC. By continuously focusing on usability and innovation, Opera signals to millions of people how the full Internet can be enjoyed to the max on small screens.”

Both the V91 and PS-900 run on Opera’s new port to the Itron operating system. The devices are currently on sale in China, and other Asian countries may soon follow.