Opera Mini for Maxis Malaysian Customers
Article by George Norman
On 25 May 2011
Opera Sofware, the Norwegian software developer behind the Opera browser announced that it partnered with Maxis Berhad, the leading integrated communications service provider in Malaysia, and that as part of this partnership Maxis customers will get to enjoy the functionality of the Opera Mini browser.

There are, according to the latest statistics, some 13.9 million Malaysian Maxis customers out there. From the 37th of May they will be able to surf the web with Opera’s innovative Opera Mini browser which made a name for itself by offering faster, more affordable Internet access on mobile devices. Maxis customers will also get access to Maxis’ content and services ecosystem on its WAP portal.

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Opera Mini works on more than 3000 handsets. Maxis customers can get the browser by going to m.opera.com starting with the 27th of May. They will not be charged for getting the browser; the browser will be downloaded over-the-air. They can also get it by sending an SMS to 26000; the SMS must say “Opera”. After they send the SMS they will be send a direct download link.

And now, some comments from top figures at Opera Software and Maxis.

Opera Software Chief Executive Officer, Lars Boilesen: “Making the Web available on people’s own terms is always our mission. By working with Opera, Maxis is able to help more subscribers enjoy the fastest, most full-featured and least costly web experience on their mobile devices. Maxis subscribers can always stay online with comfort using the Maxis Opera Mini browser to extend their PC-browsing experience to their mobile devices. Therefore, we consider bringing the next million people access to the Web through their mobile devices as a form of reality in the making. With over 100 million users around the world, we can provide assurance of Opera Mini’s quality, security and meaningful value.”

Maxis Chief Operating Officer, Jean-Pascal van Overbeke: “We are pleased and proud to introduce the Maxis Opera Mini browser to further enhance and enrich the Malaysian and Maxis experience of the online universe from any screen, anywhere. This introduction complements Maxis’ constantly expanding offerings of relevant content and services, with a unique version of the Opera Mini browser that is experienced in its full capability by any Maxis customer, over the entire range of device types. This also takes Maxis further towards its goal of connecting more Malaysians across more interactive Internet touchpoints, through partnerships that bring true value and innovation.”

Tags: Opera Software, Opera Mini, Malaysia, Maxis
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