Random Thoughts

Opera advertising on TV

Hot on the heels of the news about Opera Mini being released today, I just now saw an ad on TV that I enjoyed: Opera Mini is being promoted, together with the easy downloading instructions (Send an SMS with “Opera” to 1984 – Norway only, remember.)

The ad is straightforward enough: Have access to the web wherever you are. A couple of guys sit down on a motorbike, switch to a mobile phone which shows how easy it is to use Opera Mini, and how good looking it is(!). Switch back to the two guys, where the passenger starts singing opera. 😉

Looks like the best browser is set to get well known. 🙂

Opera conquers WAP

How Opera Mini works
So far, Opera has spread out on the desktop, on various platforms, and on advanced mobile phones. Users with only access to the net via WAP could only look at the rest with envy – up until now. Opera is introducing Opera Miniâ„¢ for WAP phones that can run java. With this, you’re no longer restricted to WAP pages, but you can surf the web as normal. Installing is as easy as downloading a ringtone; click a link, or send an SMS. (Currently available for users in Norway.)

Another first for Opera. Now – where’s my phone…