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Sony select Opera for mylo personal communicator

By Julio Franco
Aug 23, 2006
  1. Oslo, Norway - August 23, 2006 - Opera Software today offers details on its embedded browser for Sony's mylo personal communication device. Available in the United States in September, the mylo communicator serves as an entertainment and communication device for those who live in Wi-Fi enabled environments. With the Opera browser, mylo communicator users can surf all their favorite Web sites, including popular webmail services such as Yahoo! Mail and Gmail.

    "We are excited to be a part of this unique and versatile new device from Sony," says Scott Hedrick, Executive Vice President, Opera Software. "A communication tool such as mylo requires a browser that can deliver full Internet content in a seamless and easy to use manner. Users surfing while on the go want their information fast and reliably delivered. With Opera's extensive experience in providing the full Web to mobile phones, it has proven to be the best choice for mylo."

    Using Opera's Extensible Rendering Architecture (ERA), Opera instantly adjusts Web content to fit the mylo's 2.4 inch color LCD screen, providing a better, more intuitive Internet experience by eliminating horizontal scrolling. The Opera browser for devices is renowned for maintaining full browsing features on devices with fewer resources than a typical desktop computer. With full Web standards support, the Opera browser is easily ported to devices such as mylo - delivering a superior browsing experience on any device.

    "The mylo personal communicator puts the fun parts of a computer in the palm of your hand," said John Kodera, director of product marketing for personal communication devices at Sony Electronics. "It's ideal for people who want to stay connected to their online friends and family, but not be weighed down by a PC or buffeted by charges for IM and texting on cell phones."
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    About Opera for Devices
    Opera provides an optimized implementation of Internet technologies for handheld devices, digital TV and other devices, with innovative and powerful features that seamlessly adapt the Internet experience to suit varying screen sizes and input devices. In addition to being a full Internet browser, Opera is a high performance execution environment for Web applications and dynamic user interfaces based on interoperable open Web technologies such as AJAX.
    http://www.opera.com/devices/

    About Opera Software ASA
    Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera's cross- platform Web browser technology is renowned for its small size, performance and standards-compliance, 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 www.opera.com.
     
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