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Norway's Opera Software Signs Motorola Phone Deal

Lisa Minter (
Fri, 1 Jul 2005 11:36:29 -0500

Norwegian Internet browser firm Opera Software has agreed with
U.S. mobile phone group Motorola expand an existing contract and
license its browser for Motorola phones for three years, Opera said on

"The contract is of strategic importance to Opera as it will
significantly increase the company's market share in the mobile
browser market," Opera Software ASA said in a statement.

Opera has also licensed its small-screen browser to other mobile
handset manufacturers, including Nokia and Sony Ericsson.

Opera will receive a royalty payment per mobile phone sold, it said.

"Opera will make its mobile phone browser available on all major
operating systems supported by Motorola, including Linux, Windows
Mobile, Symbian, BREW and Motorola's P2K," Opera said.

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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