Qualcomm’s BREW platform to come with embedded Opera browsers

Opera Software and Qualcomm announced that they will be pre-integrating the Opera Mobile 10 and Opera Mini 5 browsers with Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP) under Qualcomm’s 3Pre program.

This is a huge win for Opera as they will see its browser(s) pre-installed on a number of handsets. And considering Brew is now a free platform that is even supported by HTC (which is usually known for its high-end smartphones), we should expect to see quite a few Brew-powered devices being released in due course. Consequently, this will extend the reach of Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10 to those folks (feature phone owners) who usually don’t install third party apps on their phones.

And if you’re not familiar with Qualcomm’s 3Pre program, you should know that it offers applications from multiple software companies for multiple application categories, including browsers, messaging, navigation and others.

Now I wonder what the folks of ACCESS (creator of NetFront web browser) and Bitstream (Bolt browser) have to say about this.

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