Norway's Opera Software Signs Motorola Phone Deal

Norwegian Internet browser firm Opera Software has agreed with U.S. mobile phone group Motorola expand an existing contract and license its browser for Motorola phones for three years, Opera said on Friday.

"The contract is of strategic importance to Opera as it will significantly increase the company's market share in the mobile browser market," Opera Software ASA said in a statement.

Opera has also licensed its small-screen browser to other mobile handset manufacturers, including Nokia and Sony Ericsson.

Opera will receive a royalty payment per mobile phone sold, it said.

"Opera will make its mobile phone browser available on all major operating systems supported by Motorola, including Linux, Windows Mobile, Symbian, BREW and Motorola's P2K," Opera said.

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