Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Opera launches Opera Mini J2ME browser for all Java-compatible mobile handsets
Posted on 10-Aug-2005 23:37 | Tags Filed under: News



Opera Software is introducing Opera Mini, a J2ME (Java 2 Mobile Edition) Web browser for virtually all mobile phones. Opera Mini enables Web access on more than 700 million low- and mid-tier Java-capable phones around the world.

The software allows users to access the Web on mobile phones that would normally be incapable of running a Web browser. This includes the vast majority of today's WAP-enabled phones. Instead of requiring the phone to process Web pages, it uses a remote server to pre-process the page before sending it to the phone.

With Opera Mini the phone only has to run a small Java-client and the rest is taken care of by the remotely located Opera Mini server. Users don't have to have an advanced phone to surf the Web, which means that most people can use it with their existing phones.

Installing Opera Mini requires users to simply send an SMS or visit a link through their WAP browser to receive the software.

Opera believes that because Opera Mini enables Web access on low- and mid-tier phones, operators can now dramatically increase the average revenue per user (ARPU) across their entire customer base by stimulating the usage of compelling mobile Web services. Opera offers full customization of Opera Mini to companies, for example operators, broadcasters, mobile content providers and the Internet industry, that would like to include their own version of Opera Mini as part of their mobile content offerings.

The software is available to end-users through operators and companies that choose to include it in their offerings to their customers. It is currently available as a pilot project through TV2 in Norway, with wider availability to be announced.








comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

rail between Auckland, Bay of Plenty and the Waikato
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by Handle9 on 21-Aug-2017 21:35 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Uploading Passport Photo Issue
Created by allan, last reply by kiwiharry on 21-Aug-2017 18:43 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Climate change: what are YOU doing to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand?
Created by frednz, last reply by tdgeek on 18-Aug-2017 09:22 (218 replies)
Pages... 13 14 15


Mechanical breakdown insurance - worth having?
Created by Geese, last reply by richms on 21-Aug-2017 19:49 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


Anyone else disabled voicemail?
Created by paulchinnz, last reply by richms on 21-Aug-2017 21:24 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Odd but Yum Sandwiches
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by kobiak on 21-Aug-2017 11:42 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


ex AT & T Samsung S7
Created by frenchbruce, last reply by Linux on 20-Aug-2017 14:11 (14 replies)

NZ Post is dropping 'Fast' snail mail
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by wratterus on 18-Aug-2017 08:30 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3