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|| ||Surfin' China:: Opera Web Browser on the new ZTE e3 Mobile Phone|
|| ||Tue, 28 Jun 2005 11:35:38 +0200|
Opera Web Browser on the new ZTE e3 Mobile Phone
Oslo, Norway - June 28, 2005 - Opera Software today announced that ZTE
Corporation, China's leading telecommunications manufacturer and wireless
solutions provider, has chosen the Opera mobile Web browser for their new GSM
mobile phone in China, the e3. The ZTE e3 is an advanced Linux-based
smartphone geared toward the Chinese business market, and the first
smartphone with Opera to be manufactured by a Chinese device vendor for the
Chinese market. The Chinese Technology Development Plan (863) lists the ZTE
e3 as one of the most important smartphone projects in China.
With the ZTE e3, Opera is increasing its presence in China. The company has
previously announced its cooperation with Datang Mobile Communications
Equipment Co., Ltd. to provide China with Opera's full Internet browser for
Datang Mobile's TD-SCDMA 3G network. Opera is also included on the Motorola
a780 and two Kyocera phones in China.
"China is the fastest growing mobile market in the world, and expected to
have over 400 million mobile subscribers by the end of 2005," says Jon S. von
Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "It is an exciting and important market for
us, and we're happy to be working with ZTE in providing mobile Web access to
the Chinese people."
"With its speed, Small-Screen Rendering and advanced standards support, Opera
is the obvious choice for mobile Web browsing," says Tu Bi Qing, Vice
President, ZTE Corporation. "The ZTE e3 is an important delivery for us, and
we are certain our users will be as impressed with Opera's mobile Web
experience as we are."
The ZTE e3 runs on Qtopia Phone Edition delivered by Norwegian Linux
solutions provider, Trolltech, and is available on the Chinese GSM network
through China Mobile.
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browser
technology, targeting the desktop, smartphone, PDA, home media and vertical
markets. Partners include companies such as IBM, Nokia, Sony, Motorola,
Adobe, Macromedia, Symbian, Canal+Technologies, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera,
Sharp, Motorola Metroworks, MontaVista Software, BenQ, Sendo and AMD. The
Opera browser has received international recognition from users, industry
experts and media for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than
Opera's browser technology is cross-platform and modular, and currently
available on the following operating systems: Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Symbian
OS, Windows Mobile, BREW, QNX, TRON, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mediahighway.
Opera Software ASA is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with development centers
in Linkoping and Gothenburg, Sweden. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock
Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at
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