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COOPERATION: Google becomes Opera's default Mobile Search Engine
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 27.02.08 - 11:47:52 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 9869x
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Opera Software announced today, that Google will be the default search engine in future Opera mobile Web browsers. With Opera Mobile or Opera Mini, everyone will be able to access Google's powerful mobile search directly from the browser start page, meaning they'll be able to quickly and easily get the information they need, whenever and wherever they need it.
Google has been the default search option on Opera's desktop browser for seven years. This new mobile collaboration covers all global territories except Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and includes all of Opera's standard mobile Web browsers.

"Google and Opera have established a valuable relationship over the years and we look forward to continued collaboration on mobile products," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. "With 2008 poised to be the year the mobile Web goes mainstream, Google and Opera are extending this collaboration to give our users immediate access to the quality and convenience of Google's search results. We're excited to extend this productive relationship and we hope that the nearly 100 million people using our mobile products will agree."

Opera Mini is available completely free from Opera Mobile is also available from in a free trial on select platforms including Windows Mobile Classic, Professional and Standard. Google will appear as the default search engine for new and current users of Opera Mini as of March 1, 2008.

Cheers ~ Arne


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