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Nokia renews contract with Opera mobile, despite working on Open Source browser with Apple

March 31, 2006

Opera today announced that it had renewed its contract with Nokia to include Opera’s mobile browser on Nokia’s mobile phones.

This contract renewal comes despite Nokia collaborating with Apple on a new Open Source browser for their Series 60 smartphones using the same components found in the Safari Web browser. The deal with Opera shouldn’t be construed that Nokia is moving away from Apple. Their contract renewal with Opera has no set termination date, which means that Nokia could ax the Opera Mobile deal just as quickly.

More than 17 million people bought a mobile phone that included the Opera browser during 2005, compared to 8.8 million units in 2004. The browser was included on 24 different handset models in 2005, compared to 13 models in 2004. Opera’s goal for 2006 is to at least double the number of mobile phone models that include the Opera browser.

The number of mobile phones sold that include the Opera browser, is expected to increase significantly in 2006 compared to 2005.

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  1. March 31, 2006 at 10:15 am

    Keep in mind that the KHTML technology that powers Safari is really Konqueror.

  2. Rouget
    April 1, 2006 at 4:01 am

    All Opera concerning rumors are hoaxes. This is only destinated to create a vapor cloud to hide the only real fact : Google intend to buy out the great Redmond firm.
    Some people say that Bill Gates was in straits, this days…

  3. Anonymous
    April 3, 2006 at 1:47 am

    Way to over-analyze… Nokia has always had several browsers to choose from. This just confirms that Nokia will continue using other browsers in addition to their own.

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