What Will Become of Opera: An Answer

By Deane Barker on January 26, 2005

Opera, the Forgotten Browser: About a month ago, we asked “What will be come of Opera?” now that Firefox has such momentum. Here’s a Wired article about the future of Opera that points to mobile and handheld devices as the platform it’s staking out.

Things seem good at the company:

Opera Software, which is based in Oslo, Norway, is opening offices in the United States, Japan and China in 2005. The engineering department now has more than 130 people and is growing, von Tetzchner said. And Opera’s management team has its sights firmly fixed on becoming the most popular portable browser on mobile gadgets and in pervasive computing and home entertainment devices.

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  1. “Opera?s management team has its sights firmly fixed on becoming the most popular portable browser on mobile gadgets and in pervasive computing and home entertainment devices.”

    Windows has already introduced its OS and Browsers to mobile phones and the PDA market. As a matter of fact in all of these areas there are distinct industry leaders. Considering Opera’s limited success with its Internet Browser this is a hard ask from its management team.

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