VimpelCom and Opera Software announced a strategic partnership to deliver a mobile web browser optimized for basic phones.
The special VimpelCom Opera Mini mobile browser is expected to be launched across VimpelCom’s operator brands in 18 countries, starting in summer 2012, providing over 200 million VimpelCom customers with the opportunity to access a rich, fast and data-efficient mobile browser ideally suited for low-cost mobile phones.
The special VimpelCom Opera Mini browser will make it easier for VimpelCom voice subscribers to try, activate and regularly use internet services on their handsets. Customers can customize their browsing experience and access favorite internet services such as Facebook or Google Search with one click, directly from their home page.
Mikhail Gerchuk, VimpelCom’s group COO said the collaboration would provide the group’s customers around the world with an enjoyable, fast and user-friendly mobile web experience regardless of how advanced their handsets are.
The Opera Mini browser provides users with advanced compression technology, which shrinks down web pages by up to 90% before they reach the phone. This allows users to expand the web experience dramatically with each and every megabyte they consume, while keeping costs down.
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