Virgin Mobile USA to offer Opera Mini on select phones

Although Opera initially said it has no intention to announce a partnership with a US mobile carrier at CTIA 2009, the company did announce one in the end – not with a major carrier (like Verizon or AT&T), but with Virgin Mobile.

Following the agreement, the largest US MVNO will distribute the Opera Mini browser on several of its phones.

There will be eight Virgin Mobile handsets to get Opera Mini, starting April 14 (Samsung Slash, Virgin Mobile Arc, Virgin Mobile Shuttle and Virgin Mobile Super Slice are included).


Opera Mini will be available as a free download, via the VirginXL storefront. It will also be preinstalled on select upcoming Virgin phones.

Via Press release

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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  • James

    Stay away from Virgin Mobile, they have real customer support issues on all sides. It's not like you can just go to your local Walmart to ask them to troubleshoot your phone. Go with a large carrier or prepaid company with actual local support like Boost Mobile.

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