Verizon has announced plans to preinstall the Opera Mini Browser on select phones in the future. Thereâ€™s currently no Android devices listed but expect the Droid Bionic to be one of the first with this browser instead of the stock Android browser. The Samsung Charge could also fall victim to this modification. Opera Mini is a really good browser but there have been many complaints in market lately. I would prefer the full Opera Mobile Browser over the Mini but weâ€™ll see how this plays out. And remember, this is Android so if you donâ€™t like it just go to the market and download a replacement.
OPERA MINI APP BRINGS ENHANCED WEB BROWSING EXPERIENCE TO VERIZON WIRELESS FEATURE PHONES
Application Enables Desktop-like Web Browsing, Including Access to Expanded Set of Internet Sites on Feature Phones
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN MATEO, Calif. â€“ Verizon Wireless announced today that Opera Mini, the ground-breaking mobile browser by Opera Software, is available on select Feature phones, including LG enV2â„¢, LG enVÂ®3, LG enVÂ® TOUCH, Samsung Aliasâ„¢ 2, CasioÂ® Gâ€™zOne Ravineâ„¢ and CasioÂ® Gâ€™zOne Rockâ„¢, with additional devices to be added soon. Opera Mini offers an enhanced user experience for Web browsing â€“ bringing PC-like Web browsing to select Verizon Wireless feature phones. Using the Opera Mini app, and its unique compression technology, Web pages are delivered to the phones more quickly.
â€œGetting Opera Mini on the Verizon Wireless network is a big milestone, as we are able to reach Verizon Wirelessâ€™ vast customer base,â€ said Lars Boilesen, chief executive officer, Opera Software. â€œWe are happy that Verizon Wireless customers will now have access to a superior browser and, in the future, we will be launching more devices with Opera Mini preinstalled.â€
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Opera Mini, currently available on six devices, will come preloaded later this year as the primary browser on select devices. Customers with feature phones can find the app in the Media Center/Get It NowÂ® or can download it from Verizon Wireless online media store. Customers with Androidâ„¢ devices can also download the app from Android Marketâ„¢. There is no subscription fee to access the Opera Mini browser, but data and usage charges may apply during download and use of the application.
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About Opera Software
Opera Software ASA has redefined web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Operaâ€™s cross-platform web-browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com/.