6/30/2005 - Opera Software, global leader in Web browser technologies, and T-Mobile introduced the new Nokia 6680 with the Opera browser as part of T-Mobile's "Internet in your pocket" offering available in July 2005. Powered by the fast and popular Opera browser, the Nokia 6680 couples mobile telephony with full Web access, and is the first 3G phone available in T-Mobile's "Internet in your pocket" line.
"More and more operators are requesting the Opera browser on their handsets," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "With Opera's Web browser, T-Mobile can offer their subscribers the full Internet on their mobile phones, as well as quickly roll out new and advanced mobile services that dramatically increase the phone's usability and average revenue per user (ARPU)."
The idea behind the "Web'n'Walk" offering is to give people unrestricted access to the full Internet and Web-based services when on-the-go, and is part of T-Mobile's initiative to grow data services into a mass market.
Web'n'Walk takes full advantage of Opera's Web browser to give people the same access to their favorite Web sites, e-mail and instant messaging on their mobile phone as on their regular PCs. With its unique Small-Screen Rendering technology and remarkable speed, the Opera browser on the Nokia 6680 provides a compelling full Web experience on a mobile device.
In addition to Opera's mobile Web browser, the Nokia 6680 comes with a complete set of features including calendar, address book, MP3 player, 1.3 megapixel camera, photo/video editing software and e-mailing capabilities.
The Nokia 6680 through T-Mobile's "Internet in your pocket" offering is first available in Germany and Austria in July 2005.
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.
T-Mobile International is one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications. As one of Deutsche Telekom`s three strategic business units, T-Mobile concentrates on the most dynamic markets in Europe and the United States. By the end of March 2005, nearly 80 million customers are served in the nine T-Mobile markets. And all that over a common technology platform based on GSM, the world's most successful digital wireless standard. This also makes T-Mobile the only mobile communications provider with a seamless transatlantic service.
T-Mobile also is partner of FreeMove, an alliance formed by four of Europe's leading mobile companies - Orange, Telefónica Móviles, TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) and T-Mobile - to help their customers communicate as easily while travelling abroad as they do at home.
For more information about T-Mobile International, please visit www.t-mobile.net
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