Opera to launch browser for Windows Mobile

… For a company that has made a name for itself developing and selling browsers that compete with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, the decision to develop a product for smart phones using Windows Mobile software signals a significant shift in strategy. This would be the first Opera browser for mobile devices that runs on the Windows Mobile platform.

“The reason why we’ve developed a browser for the Windows Mobile platform is simple enough: numerous customers have asked for it,” said Dag Olav Norem, product manager for mobile devices at Opera, during a telephone interview Tuesday….

[Via Computerworld News]

A former collegue had a Sony Ericsson P800 smartphone which uses the Opera borwser. I have to say the browsing experince, especially on smaller screens is very good. On the other hand Internet Explorer on the smartphone and Pocket PC also has gone through several improvements over time. I look forward to the test and experience the functions and features of the Opera browser, I doubt however that the Opera browser will be compelling enough for user to switch.