Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2012 19:09 UTC
Opera Software Pocket-lint has a rumour up that Facebook is interested in acquiring Opera to kickstart their own move into the browser market, to compete with Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft. While it would mean much-deserved recognition for Opera, I actually hope such a deal does not go through - for entirely selfish reasons.
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RE: What would happen to Opera Mini?
by zima on Sat 26th May 2012 10:09 UTC in reply to "What would happen to Opera Mini?"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Opera Mobile/Mini [...] the gateway that allows the mobile apps to function

But Opera Mobile doesn't depend on Opera servers. Sure, it can use them - say, for compression on a slow connection, just like desktop Opera Turbo function - but it doesn't require their presence, it's a full browser.

(anyway, I doubt any buyout; if there's something behind rumors, I suspect just more of how Opera ASA does business in... mobile)

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PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

(anyway, I doubt any buyout; if there's something behind rumors, I suspect just more of how Opera ASA does business in... mobile)

Um, what do you mean?

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

FB becoming one of many clients of Opera (my 1st post in this thread, something in the vicinity of http://www.opera.com/business/ "Mobile operators & OEMs" and perhaps "Mobile advertising" too; anywhere from FB offering a slightly customized version of Mini - instead of the presently offered sucky official j2me FB app - when so called "feature phone" visits their page, to a new official j2me FB app built around Mini tech; generally something that Opera does)

Though one other option, I guess - a site the size (and traffic & bandwidth costs) of FB might be interested in Opera Turbo...

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daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

True, Opera Mobile is a fully fledged browser. Opera *Mini* on the other hand depends entirely on the servers. The differences between Opera Mobile and Opera Mini are hard to see (similar interface, icon etc.) but they are totally different apps.

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