Opera Software has launched a system that will facilitate access to the Internet via mobile phones normally incapable of running a Web browser. It is claimed that the new "Opera Mini" will be able to work with the estimated 700 million WAP-enabled phones around the world. The software will be offered first in Norway as a free download, and then later extended.

"Opera offers full customization of Opera Mini to companies, for example broadcasters, operators, mobile content providers and the Internet industry, that would like to include their own version of Opera Mini as part of their mobile content offerings," a company statement said.