Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2005 11:59 UTC, submitted by jasnils
Opera Software "Opera Software today permanently removed the ad banner and licensing fee from its award-winning Web browser. The ad-free, full-featured Opera browser is now available for download, completely free of charge, here." This news got submitted a staggering 14 times, and as far as I know, that's a record.
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Re: Opera's business model is dead
by on Tue 20th Sep 2005 14:21 UTC

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"Ever since Nokia switched to khtml browser for their smart phones --- both Opera and Access saw the writing on the wall, that they will be out of business very soon if they don't change their business model."

On the contrary. KHTML isn't exactly well suited for mobile phones (memory hungry!). It is a desktop browser after all, and Nokia has already tried several times to create their own mobile browser. And failed.

Also, Nokia's KHTML browser will only be available for Series 60 devices, an incredibly limited market. Opera, on the other hand, is available for just about all mobile platforms there is, including Windows Mobile.

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