Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, and Opera Software, a leading mobile browser provider, today announced that the two companies are pre-integrating the Opera Mobile 10 and Opera Mini 5 browsers with Qualcomm’s Brew® Mobile Platform (Brew MP™) operating system. The collaborative effort, which will provide handset manufacturers with a streamlined and efficient way to offer Opera browsers on Brew MP devices, will be a key element of Brew MP operating system’s growing market momentum. Opera browsers running on the Brew MP operating system will be demonstrated at International CTIA Wireless 2010, at Qualcomm’s booth in Central Hall 4 #2439.
“Opera has a strong track record of delivering a rich and compelling experience on handheld devices, and we are pleased to now be offering an easier way for handset manufacturers to deliver that experience on their Brew MP devices,” said Roy Satterthwaite, senior vice president, Americas, Opera Software. “We look forward to supporting the launch of Brew MP devices that feature our browsers.”
“Qualcomm is streamlining the commercialization of Brew MP devices – and a broad range of innovative applications for those devices – by working closely with companies like Opera Software to pre-integrate key software solutions with our OS,” said Jason Kenagy, vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “We are very excited about helping our device manufacturing customers more easily capitalize on the synergies that exist between the powerful capabilities of Opera’s browsers and the flexibility and robustness of our Brew MP operating system.”
Under Qualcomm’s 3Pre program, the Company is working with key software providers such as Opera Software to optimize, pre-integrate and distribute key software components with the Brew MP operating system, allowing developers to distribute their applications prior to the launch of new handsets in order to reduce development time and cost. The 3Pre program offers applications from multiple software companies for multiple application categories, including browsers, messaging, navigation and others.
Brew MP operating system is a mass-market mobile operating system platform that delivers smartphone functionality across virtually all tiers of devices. The operating system enables advanced capabilities such as touchscreen, rich multimedia, window management, open platform extensibility and expanded support for native application development. To learn more about the Brew MP operating system, visit www.brewmp.com.
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera’s cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com/.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.