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Opera Software has announced that the Opera browser will be shipped on the new Casio W31CA from KDDI, Japan’s largest 3G operator. The Casio W31CA [ .jpg image ] is a multi-functional 3G phone with a large 2.6 inch QVGA display, a 3.2 megapixel camera and full Internet and E-mail capabilities. Opera is currently offered on four KDDI handsets, with more to come. The Casio W31CA is available in Japan as of July 29, 2005
“Japan has approximately 30 million 3G subscribers, comprising the most advanced mobile market in the world, and Opera is increasingly the browser of choice for Japanese operators and handset manufacturers,” says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “As Japan is a leading player that sets the standard for advances in mobile technology, KDDI’s choice of Opera is a testament to Opera’s role as a key provider of full Internet to 3G devices.”
“As we continue to deliver more 3G phones, we recognize Opera as the primary application for delivering compelling content to our devices,” says Mr. Seiichiro Sakai, Ph.D, Director Product Management Department, “au” Service & Product Planning Division, “au” Business Sector, KDDI. “Opera’s full Web browser with its unique Small-Screen Rendering (SSR) technology provide an unparalleled Web experience for our users, and a solid earning potential for KDDI, in regard to increased data traffic and ARPU.”
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