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10/25/2007
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Eric Ogren
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Opera Ups The Mobile Browser War Ante. Again

The people over at Opera Software can't seem to stop innovating. Their latest contribution to the mobile industry is a service that reflects all your PC-based browser settings -- including bookmarks -- on whatever mobile device you happen to be using.

The people over at Opera Software can't seem to stop innovating. Their latest contribution to the mobile industry is a service that reflects all your PC-based browser settings -- including bookmarks -- on whatever mobile device you happen to be using.At first glance, the service appears to be pretty simple. It involves only a few steps. First, download the Opera browser (version 9.5). Then download the Opera Mini 4.0 mobile browser onto your favorite mobile phone. Then go to Opera's Web site, register, fine-tune all your settings, and voila! All the bookmarks, personal bar, and speed-dial settings that you use on your desktop browser are automatically available on your mobile device without the need to enter any information on the mobile device itself.

Like the dude from Green Day, Tré Cool.

Because we all know how tedious it can be to enter URLs and configure browsers on mobile phones, this is a great step toward simplifying the experience.

"We refuse to believe people should compromise their experience when they access the Web from different devices," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. "With Opera Link, we give them a consistent experience uniquely suited to the way they want to use the Web. But as cool as we think Opera Link is now, we are already hard at work making it even more valuable to our users in the future. Opera Link means convergence without compromise."

Score yet another round for the fine folks over in Norway.

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