Opera to announce US carrier partnerships at CTIA 2009 (Update: No, not really)
Opera Mini and Opera Mobile are currently Europe’s most popular mobile web browsers, and, apparently, Opera wants to conquer the US too.
According to Forbes, the Norway-based software developer wants to make a big announcement during CTIA Wireless 2009 (April 1-3, Las Vegas).
More exactly, Opera plans to unveil several major deals with North American carriers.
The carriers are not known for the moment, but they’re probably among the giant ones – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile.
It’s not clear yet if, following said deals, the US carriers will pre-load one of Opera’s mobile browsers on their phones. But that wouldn’t be a bad thing, right?
We’ll bring more on this as soon as new details pop up.
Update – Opera has declared the following:
Opera is aware of statements in the media that Opera will announce one or more agreements with US operators in early April. Opera would like to clarify that it has no plans to announce any US operator agreements to the OSE in early April as mentioned in the media.
So, in the end, there will not be any big announcement from Opera at CTIA 2009. Well, that’s too bad.