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A long day at the booth for Opera at the Webmaster World PubCon Conference

November 16, 2006

(Cross posted on Opera’s official Event blog)

We had lots of people visiting our Opera booth at the Webmaster World PubCon conference today. We showcased the Opera browser on the Nintendo DS, Sony mylo, Nokia 770, Opera Mini and of course the desktop browser.

The Opera booth was probably one of the bigger ones in the exhibit room. It was very close to the main entrance, so we attracted large crowds most of the time. With about 10 Opera employees manning the booth, we barley had time to sit and relax. But it was fun.

Many of the people who came to visit us were inspired by the keynote address of Opera’s CEO from yesterday. For many it was their first time hearing about Opera, and for some it was news to them that Opera is now ad-free. I met one guy, who’s still using Opera version 7, he didn’t want to update and have to pay for another browser version. (How do we let these people know Opera doesn’t have ads anymore?).

People were most impressed with the Opera Mini browser. We had a few phones running the new Opera Mini 3.0 beta version. Mobile browsing in the United States still hasn’t caught on like it has in Europe and other places. When we showed them how easy it is to download and browse the web with Opera Mini, most were amazed. It was great.

Tomorrow we’re giving away free iPods and Nintendo DS’ (with the Opera browser, of course). Every couple hours we will be doing a drawing for those we spot wearing an Opera t-shirt. We gave away lots of t-shirts today; we’ve got another shipment of about 1,600 t-shirts arriving tomorrow. I bet we would see a nice amount of conference attendees wearing Opera t-shirts tomorrow.

We’re also announcing the winners of the Widget World Cup competition tomorrow. I believe around 13 countries qualified for the first round of the competition.

I posted more photos of Opera at the conference on the Opera Event photo album.

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  1. Hieu Hoang
    November 16, 2006 at 4:06 am

    iPods and Nintendo DS’ (with the Opera browser, of course)

    Did I read that part the right way? :O

  2. November 16, 2006 at 8:19 am

    I would presume only the Nintendo DS has the Opera browser.

  3. November 16, 2006 at 11:27 am

    I will wear “brOwse me” T-shirt tomorrow at my work. Can you give one DS for me too? 😉

  4. November 16, 2006 at 11:52 am

    @ Hieu Hoang, I wish the Opera browser were on the iPod too, but for now will just settle for the Nintendo DS Lite.

    @ FataL, take a look at the poster for this give away. We need to spot those wearing the Opera t-shirt, if we spot you wearing one too, we’ll surely enter you in the drawing. 🙂

  5. Dante
    November 16, 2006 at 2:24 pm

    day passed, no Cup announcements yet…

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