1/28/13

These droids get speed


mobiistar delivers faster mobile browsing powered by Opera Mini

One of the most popular smartphone brands in Vietnam, mobiistar, unveiled its flagship Android phone: touch KEM 462, featuring the Opera Mini mobile browser. This new smartphone is equipped with 4.6 inch with a 16-million-colors LCD screen, 8MP camera, dual-core 1GHz CPU and 1GB RAM with LED flash, dual SIM cards and the Android 4.0 OS.

Each month, more than 195 million people in the world choose Opera Mini browser to access the internet on their phones, including Android phones. In 2012, Opera Mini users on Android grew by 300% year over year, indicating the need for speedy web browsing while on the go. Opera's web compression technology speeds up loading of the webpages, especially on congested networks. Also, Opera Mini's Smart Page provides a faster, easier way to manage personalized information flow, such as news and social updates, all in the same browser platform.

"One of the smartphone's most-used apps is the web browser. A good browser can bring out the true value of the smartphone," says Carl Ngo Nguyen Kha, CEO, mobiistar. "At mobiistar, we are striving to provide the best and the most affordable products to our customers. Opera Mini's speedy and cost-saving mobile browsing definitely enhances the Android experience."

"Over 60% of internet users in Vietnam access the web via mobile phones, and millions of Vietnamese people use Opera Mini to surf," says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "mobiistar knows that the browser is the soul of the mobile phone for people in Vietnam and has made its Android phones even smarter by preinstalling Opera Mini. The company has freed consumers from the hassle of downloading and installing their favorite browser from the store. That convenience truly makes a difference.”

In addition to having Opera Mini preinstalled, touch KEM 462 has more to offer, including;

4.6 inch screen with FWVGA 480 x 854 pixels
Dual-Core Cortex-A9 1GHz processor
8MP camera with LED flash, Auto Focus, Panorama, Touch Focus and geo-tagging
4GB ROM, 1GB RAM memory
Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)


Availability
The touch KEM 462 will be available in Vietnam from January 30. The retail price is VND 3,990,000. From this point, all new mobiistar phones will be shipped with Opera Mini. The browser can be found right in the favorites tray on the Android phone's home screen.

About mobiistar

mobiistar is the mobile phone brand of Mobile Star Corporation, launched in Vietnam from June 2009.

Over the last four years, mobiistar phones have been distributed and warranted in most of the cities and provinces of Vietnam, through the large retail systems such as Mobile World, Vien Thong A, Viettel as well as the large wholesale dealers of Vietnam’s provinces. mobiistar has become one of the popular local mobile phone brands.

With the mission to make its users "Enjoy More", mobiistar has made its product lines ranging, from basic phones to smartphones with advanced configuration but reasonable prices

In 2012, mobiistar has pioneered the movement to popularize smartphones, making the category widely available all walks of life in Vietnam.

More information about mobiistar at www.mobiistar.vn

About Opera Software ASA

The worldwide World Wide Web — any device, any platform, any bandwidth, absolutely anywhere in the world. Opera Software was founded in 1994, based on the idea that access to the web should be a universal right. 275 million people (and counting) use the Opera web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs and other connected devices. Opera also delivers tools, distribution, engagement, monetization and market insights to developers, publishers and brands around the world. We are passionate about breaking down barriers, so everyone can share in the power of the internet. Our vision of one web for all remains at the heart of what we do, because we believe that participation changes everything. Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. ‘Opera’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Opera Mini’ and the ‘O’ logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

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