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Opera Software's office will initially house 10 of the company's 400 employees, who will manage partnerships with Internet companies including Google, Yahoo Inc. , and eBay Inc. and work with staff of telecommunications carriers and mobile handset makers who are based in the area.
Reuters article [investor.reuters.com]
They have always released very solid software with great innovations. As most of us will know those two things are quite hard to to on anything but very lax time frames.
I'm really looking forward to see what's coming in the future from them.
My introduction to Opera was a turning point, not only with regard to how I surfed but also - and far more importantly - in terms of realising that there is no need for one monolithic giant to have a monopoly
So, THANKS Opera!
However, although I still use Opera (almost) daily, it's no longer my default browser - simply because I got used to Firefox in the days/months when sites like my bank, Gmail etc did NOT work in Opera... even if I 'identified as IE'
I admire Opera's philosophy of adhering to standards... but I fear that doing so in such a rigid manner might cost them (and therefore us) more than its worth in the long run
Opera is not in a market position to directly challenge the big browser names right now, but they have made inroads through strategic partnerships, such as Nintendo's Wii, Motorola phones and so on. Getting their browser burned directly into a chip has been a good thing. These folks definitely have some business savvy, and I'm sure that being more visible to Google, Yahoo, and the whole of the Valley will help them go even further.
Price: USD 29
Opera 8.60 for S60
Opera 8.60 for Pocket PC
Opera 8 for Windows Mobile is available for Qtek 8080, Orange SPV-E200, I-Mate SP3, T-Mobile SDA, Motorola MPx220 and many more phones.
Opera 8 for Windows Mobile Smartphone
Opera 6.20 S60 is available for older mobile phones running Symbian 6. See list of supported phones.
Opera 6 for Symbian 6, S60
(Opera for older Symbian phones)
Each: USD 24
Like a supermarket: pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap ==> profit :)