Last week, Opera Software hosted its first ever global press day for 60 journalists from 18 countries in its hometown of Oslo, Norway. The press day titled “Up North Web” was themed around the future of the Web with speakers from Opera including Lars Boilesen, CEO, Jon von Tetzchner, Co-founder, Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer and Hakon Wium Lie, Chief Technology Officer.
Opera’s leaders gave the journalists their vision of products and technologies that will shape the Web today and in the future. “Opera has always believed that the Web will advance through open standards and that it should be available everywhere, irrespective of platform, device and geography,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera.
As part of the event, Opera pre-announced and showcased the following products to the group of journalists:
- The new extension feature in the upcoming Opera 11 alpha, which will be made available soon from www.opera.com/browser/next/ . More information here: http://my.opera.com/chooseopera/blog/2010/10/14/opera-11-will-have-extensions
- Technologies and features being introduced in next versions of Opera Mini and Opera Mobile, including hardware acceleration and pinch to zoom. Demos included Opera Mini on iPhone and Opera Mobile on Android.
- Opera Mobile public beta for Android. More information here: http://my.opera.com/chooseopera/blog/2010/10/14/opera-mobile-for-android-coming-soon