Opera Web Browser Powers New ZTE e3v Chinese GSM Mobile Phone

6/29/2005 - Opera Software 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 other browsers.

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 www.opera.com.

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