Monday, February 15, 2010 3:29:00 PM
AT&T would be wise to use whatever power it has over Apple to convince them to allow Opera Mini onto the iPhone App Store.
Not only will AT&T's customers have a much better experience when they don't have a perfect WiFi or 3G connection, but Opera Mini also compresses data up to 90%. This means that AT&T could get much more out of its current network infrastructure.
If 10% of their iPhone customers switched to Opera, they would be able to service quite a few new customers without upgrading their network capacity.
It should be noted that AT&T is already working with Opera on other projects, so they already know what Opera Mini is capable of.
Monday, November 16, 2009 11:05:24 AM
Wap Review's AT&T browser hands-on
provided some details about AT&T's customized Opera Mini browser, but didn't provide any screenshots. It turns out that there were some screenshots in the Q3 2009 financial presentation
from today, and indeed, it doesn't look like Opera Mini at all
Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:22:44 PM
WAP Review has posted a hands-on look at the AT&T-branded and customized Opera Mini browser
One of the first things they noticed was that the browser is branded as "att.net" rather than Opera Mini. This is not surprising, seeing as there are likely several pricing models available to operators depending on the level of customization.
It might seem like a bad idea for Opera Software to accept a contract without much Opera branding associated with the product at all, but you can be sure that other operators in the US are fully aware of what these AT&T phones are running! We are definitely getting the word out there about the AT&T contract, and it will create awareness among both other potential customers, and consumers.
In the end, we need to offer the customer what they want (or need). Only in make-believe land can we tell the customer what they are supposed to be doing