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Opera goes Oupeng in China

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nHorizon Innovation Software yesterday announced Oupeng, a mobile browser which includes a social networking platform. The idea behind this browser is to bring speed, simplicity and data savings to Chinese phone users.

nHorizon Innovation (Beijing) Software, the joint venture announced in March by Opera Software and Telling Telecom, yesterday launched Oupeng, a new mobile browser with an embedded social network platform. It is aimed at bringing speed, simplicity and data savings to Chinese mobile phone users. Opera Software is the world’s leading mobile browser provider, with more than 130 million people using Opera on their phone every month. Telling Telecom is China’s top mobile phone distributor, shipping more than 30 million handsets in 2010 alone. Backed by two mighty players in the industry, Oupeng aims to reshape the mobile Internet market in China. With a simple and easy-to-handle interface, one of the most notable features for Oupeng is its powerful social networking ability. By embedding support for Weibo, the leading microblog service in China, Oupeng makes it easy for microblog users to log in, share, forward, comment, zoom in and out, view pictures and more. In addition, Oupeng collects up-to-date topics and information in Weibo automatically for the user. The Oupeng mobile browser is built upon a powerful rendering engine and data compression technology, powered by Opera, which increases the page loading speed up to 10 times and helps users consume up to 90% less data. Oupeng brings a superior browsing experience to Chinese mobile users, with useful features such as zooming, full-screen mode and a download manager. It supports real webpage rendering as well as WAP pages.

Oupeng is also a highly customizable browser. Users can add, move or change any favourite websites as Speed Dial links on the start page.

‚The launch of the Oupeng mobile browser will not only bring a new experience to China’s mobile Internet users, but also refine the mobile web market in China,‚ said Huang Shaowen, CEO of Telling Telecom. ‚Telling Telecom’s powerful distribution channels will help Oupeng to get recognition and installation in the market quickly, so as to meet Chinese consumers’ increasing need for better products and applications in the mobile Internet era.‚ Erik C. Harrell, Chief Financial Officer of Opera Software, commented: ‚The establishment of the joint venture with Telling Telecom and the launch of the new Oupeng mobile browser is an important part of Opera’s growth strategy in China. We have strong confidence in Oupeng’s future.‚ ‚Oupeng is a unique browser,‚ says Song Lin, Country Manager of Opera China and General Manager of nHorizon. ‚It will bring a new and different browsing experience, fully designed around users and their needs. It will help users enjoy a more comfortable mobile life.‚ To try the Oupeng mobile browser, please visit www.oupeng.com for free downloading and installation.

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