The Mobile Browser...

Opera - the browser company

the Best Internet Experience
on Any Device for Everyone

Charles McCathieNevile - Chief Standards Officer

There is one Web

But many ways to use it

A world of Opera Users

Not just telephones are mobile
... and diversity is increasing

Desktop and Mobile

Yesterday's Mobile Web

Walled gardens

Special standards
Mean increased development cost

And no access to the real Web

Today on smartphones

Web 1.0
New content
SVG (graphics), RSS (news)
Web 2.0
AJAX, Platform

The rest of us

Opera Mini 3.0

Released last week...

Mini 1.0 and 2.0 both won many awards for best mobile product

...we expect the same for Mini 3.0
Unless Mini 4.0 gets them!

Mini matters

Me: Cricinfo, Rupee:dollar?, where is a cheap room? mail, song lyrics

Web 2.0 and mobile

The browser is the platform

New services based on AJAX

The web as platform
Yahoo! mail, Google Earth,
The social web
My.Opera, Flickr, MySpace, MusicBrainz, YouTube
The open web
mash-ups using Web APIs and libraries

The same services are becoming popular on mobile

Widgets: Web 2.0 unleashed

Opera Widgets

Easy - just use Web Standards


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Hello World!</title>
    * { background:#fff }
     <h1>Hello World!</h1>


<?xml version="1.0"?>
  <widgetname>Hello World!</widgetname>

Web standards are the glue

Putting cross-platform development in reach

In summary...


Web Applications and Pages
better on every device for everyone

Thank you

there are no foolish questions,
only fools who do not question