Kyocera and Opera Software announced that Kyocera will include Opera's Smartphone Edition in upcoming products, for the first time allowing for full Web access on phones in Asia by employing Opera's Small-Screen Rendering™ (SSR™).
Kyocera is the first major Asian manufacturer to use Opera on its products as part of its strategy to boost market share in Asia.
"We are proud to have a strong partner like Kyocera joining the Opera family. It's a breakthrough for us right at the time Asia is poised to become the world's largest mobile Internet market," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software ASA. "Browser-centric products like the ones getting the finishing touches in Kyocera's labs will mark the beginning of a new era and change how we access the full power of the Internet — anywhere and at any time."
Kyocera will be the first manufacturer in Japan to support full HTML rendering, offering full Internet access to savvy Japanese consumers already accustomed to mobile data communication. Since Opera also supports cHTML and XHTML, Japanese mobile users will now be able to get the full Internet while also being able to access their old favorite mobile sites.