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Opera extends Gears support

Opera extends Gears support

Oslo, Norway – May 29, 2008 – Opera Software announced today it will
support Gears in its desktop and mobile browsers. The inclusion of Gears in
Opera’s main browsing products supports Opera’s vision of transforming the
browser into a full platform for applications, regardless of device.

“Opera will have full support for Gears on mobile when they launch this
year,” said Charles Wiles, Product Manager for mobile web apps at Google.
“Opera Mobile 9.5 will be a great example of a high-quality browser on a
mobile platform that supports Gears. This marks the coming of age of the
browser as the platform for application development on mobile devices.”

“The forthcoming Opera Mobile 9.5 with Gears will usher in a new era for
the Web on mobile devices,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. “Together,
these products will create new ways to bring applications to life on mobile
devices. Developers will be able to use this along with Opera Dragonfly to
develop and debug compelling applications for any connected environment.”

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 (

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