Opera Software enters into MediaTek to boost web browsing on smart-feature phones


Opera Software and MediaTek announced that
Opera Mini, a mobile browser, will be included into MediaTek’s Runtime
Environment (MRE).

MRE is MediaTek’s middleware technology
designed for mobile developers and application providers to deploy services and
content for smart-feature-phones. This partnership will allow users of handsets
powered by MediaTek’s MRE platform to enjoy affordable Internet experience.

Opera Mini has more than 140 million users
each month and growing. It offers cloud-assisted browsing, where its renowned
compression technology reduces data load by up to 90 percent before sending it
to phones.

“MediaTek and Opera Software share the same
vision. We both want people to access the Web on their own terms,” said Lars
Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software.

MediaTek is the world’s largest mobile
chipset platform provider, shipping over 500 million units in 2010, for
assembly into a wide range of mobile phones distributed worldwide.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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