Opera Software has announced its initiative with Tata Teleservices in India to provide Opera Mini browser on the network operator’s upcoming BREW-enabled handsets. This browser will first be available on the Huawei C2900i BREW-enabled handset.
This happens to be a milestone for both Opera and Tata Teleservices as for the first time ever Opera Mini will be available on a BREW-enabled phone, marking Opera’s entry into the Indian telecom market.
In fact, Tata Telecom which already has a user base of over 20 million subscribers in India, has also empowered the mass market customer in India to access the Internet in local languages like Hindi.
Opera Mini, the world’s most popular mobile Web browser, will complement this growth by providing users with access to the full Web, enabling them to surf their favorite websites, enjoy mobile blogging and social networking-all on the go. Opera Mini will also support local language websites such as BBC Hindi, Dainik Bhaskar and others. In addition to bringing Web content to everyday mobile phones, Opera Mini includes bookmarks, secure access to e-mail and online banking.
According to Pankaj Sethi, President, VAS & Enterprise Marketing, Tata Teleservices Ltd, “We are bringing one the world’s best mobile Web browsing experience to India and are the first operator to enable this experience for Indian consumers. Mobile Web on affordable mobile devices will open up the power of the Internet to a huge base of mass consumers, in a language of their choice. Tata Indicom’s superior CDMA capabilities, coupled with Opera Mini’s unique capabilities, will bring a delightful browsing experience to our customers.”
Jon von Tetzchner, Chief Executive Officer, Opera Software,” India continues to be an important market for Opera and we are excited to partner with Tata Teleservices to offer the full power of the Internet to mobile users in India. Opera’s belief in innovation is what differentiates the company in the market today. The new ‘Opera Mini on BREW’ solution clearly demonstrates our vision and commitment to providing an outstanding Web browsing experience on mobile to customers in India.”