Back in July, we reported that Opera Software is partnering with KongZhong Corporation to push its mobile browser through the Chinese mobile content provider. At that time, the agreement involved distribution of Opera 3-based KongZhong Opera browser. Now, the Chinese company agreed to start promoting Opera’s latest Java-based browser, Opera Mini, as KongZhong Opera 2.0.
Just like the original Opera Mini 4, the KongZhong’s version can show full web pages optimized to be viewed on a mobile screen. In addition, the browser remains bandwidth-friendly and includes such goodies as RSS support and browsing in the landscape mode. Kong.net remain the homepage of KongZhong Opera 2.0, though… Full release after the jump.
PRESS RELEASE – Opera, the only company that can put the Web on any device, today continued its partnership with KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China’s leading wireless content and media providers, by releasing the newest version of their combined mobile browser offering, “KongZhong Opera”.
The new KongZhong Opera 2.0, based on Opera Mini 4, offers users an unparalleled mobile browsing experience, while allowing them fast and convenient access to their favorite KongZhong content, including the official NBA Chinese Website. KongZhong Opera 2.0 is available absolutely free to millions of Chinese mobile users. By supporting cmnet and cmwap, KongZhong Opera 2.0 enables Chinese mobile users to order China Mobile’s attractive GPRS monthly package and enjoy unlimited Web/WAP surfing.
“Kong.net is a leading mobile portal in China” said Nick Yang, President, Kongzhong, “By cooperating with Opera, we will not only cultivate the Chinese mobile internet market together with Opera, expand the market’s influence and penetration, but also further consolidate our market positions.”
“Our goal was to enter a dynamic economy like China’s with a strong partner,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. “We accomplished this with our first release of KongZhong Opera. Now we are pleased to give KongZhong users an even better experience. We look forward to more collaboration with the strong team at KongZhong.”