Opera says 2.6 mln browser downloads on iPhone

LONDON, May 28 (BestGrowthStock) – Opera Software (OPERA.OL: ) said its
Internet browser for Apple’s (AAPL.O: ) iPhone was downloaded more
than 2.6 million times last month after the Norwegian firm got
access to iPhone as the first rival browser firm.

On April 13 Apple accepted distribution of Opera’s browser
for its iPhone after a long review, opening a new and
potentially lucrative market it has so far closely guarded.

“A very significant part of iPhone users has at least tried
it,” Opera co-founder Jon von Tetzchner told Reuters in an
interview. “We are also seeing very nice usage.”

Opera’s browser promises up to six times faster download
speeds than Apple’s own browser, and to cut data traffic by up
to 90 percent. [ID:nLDE6190JQ] Massive data traffic from iPhones
has caused problems for many operators’ networks.


(Reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing by Hans Peters)

Opera says 2.6 mln browser downloads on iPhone