Opera 6.01 Release Gives Nokia 7650, 3650 Users Full Web Experience

6/26/2003 - Opera Software released Opera 6.01 for Series 60. Nokia 7650 and 3650 owners can now upgrade their smartphones with Opera's full Web experience. Opera now supports CSS2 media types, allowing Web authors to write style sheets targeted for handheld devices to make optimal use of the smartphone's color screen. Today's release also includes several bug fixes from the first version released on April 29, 2003.

Opera for Series 60 includes Opera's breakthrough technology Small-Screen Rendering (SSR), a technology that reformats Web pages to fit on the smaller mobile screens.

"It's with great pleasure we release a new version for Series 60," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software ASA. "Nokia smartphone owners can now get the latest browser technology on their phones - the same technology that is transforming the mobile industry."

Since the announcement of SSR late last year, Opera's Smartphone Edition has had great success in the marketplace. Key players in the industry have already signed up to include Opera's full Web browser on their smartphones. New partners among handheld manufacturers include SonyEricsson and Kyocera. Opera has also started working closely with several operators, a partnership with Optimus in Portugal has already been announced.

"The ability to offer full Internet on phones has been received with great enthusiasm in the world of telecommunications," says Rolf Assev, executive vice president marketing and strategic alliances. "Users will now finally have access to the full Internet in the same way they are used to from their PCs, boosting data usage."

Availability & pricing
Opera for Series 60 is available immediately at http://www.opera.com/
Users can try the Opera for Series 60 browser for free for a trial period of 14 days. After the trial period users can purchase the browser for €25/$29.

Opera for your device
For more information about Opera's SSR technology or to contact Opera Software ASA about including Opera on your device, please see our smartphones page http://www.opera.com/products/smartphone/

Designers interested in learning more about designing style sheets targeted for handheld devices can visit http://www.opera.com/products/smartphone/dev/

Standards support
Opera supports the latest standards including HTML 4.01, ECMA-262 2nd and 3rd ed., JavaScript 1.5, XHTML 1.0/1.1, XHTML Basic, XHTML MP, CSS 1 and 2, CSS MP, WML 1.3, WCSS, cHTML, HTTP 1.0 and 1.1, SSL 3/TLS 1.0 and Unicode (UTF-16).

About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browser technology, partnering with companies such as IBM, AMD, Nokia, Macromedia, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson, Sharp, Metrowerks, and MontaVista Software. The Opera browser has received international recognition from users, industry experts and media for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers. Opera's browser technology is cross-platform and modular, targeting the desktop, smartphone, PDA, iTV and vertical markets.

Opera Software ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with development centers in Linköping and Gothenburg, Sweden, and a sales representative in Austin, TX. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com

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