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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Opera delivers the Web on world's first mobile WiMax gaming device

image Opera Software today announced that Korea-based POSBRO has selected the Opera browser for what is labeled the world's first portable WiMax gaming device. The POSBRO G100 takes advantage of the high data speeds offered by WiMax (4G) to deliver online gaming from a portable device. POSBRO used the Opera 9 for Devices SDK to create a compelling Web experience for people using the G100 device.

The device features a four-inch LCD touchscreen, with a slide- out game pad. In addition to WiMax, the G100 also supports connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Users can take advantage of the network speeds to play advanced, online games with multiple players in a graphich-rich environments, in addition to accessing their favorite Web sites.

OSBRO has signed agreements with the Korean mobile WiMax operator KT imageto provide an online gaming service via G100 starting in early 2008. The company has also announced that the G100 will be launching in the United States in the beginning of 4Q 2008 or late 1Q 2009. The G100 was demonstrated at SPRINT's booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.

POSBRO was founded in September 2006 and acquired by POSDATA as a strategic base camp for WiMAX hand-held device development and service integration. The companies have been positioned as a total WiMAX solution provider in the market that covers mobile WiMAX base stations, ASN-gateways and user 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 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.

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