Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Vodacom and Opera Software improve Tanzanian mobile web browsing

Vodacom Tanzania, has launched the improved Vodafone/Opera Mini browser solution, enabling improved compatibility for more mobile phone types  making Tanzania the most recent country to benefit from a global Vodafone agreement with Opera Software.

According to the release, Vodafone’s Opera Mini offering was limited to only few handset makes, the new version supports web accessibility to around 3000 handsets, including those with small screens and limited memory.

“The software will be available for download, free of charge, to all Vodacom customers with compatible handsets. Vodacom subscribers can now reach the content they want, with less frustration and expense. With just one click,” Mwamvita said.

With this development, new subscribers can get the browser by visiting the Vodacom mobile portal, http://m.vodacom.co.tz, and downloading it for free while existing customers will receive a message prompting them to update to the new version.

The release further says that more than one million Vodacom Tanzania customers will have music, news, games and information on Vodacom’s products and services at their fingertips through Speed Dial on the browser.

Records also put approximately, 128 million people all over the world have discovered how Opera Mini can enhance their mobile web experience. Opera Mini delivers the Web faster to almost any phone. It also dramatically lowers data costs by compressing the size of the pages before they are delivered, while retaining all the functionality of a normal webpage.

“Opera believes that Internet access is a universal right, and being part of bringing that to Tanzania is important for us. We welcome Tanzanians to the global Opera family," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.

Source: www.opera.com.

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