SOURCE: GetJar Networks Ltd.

December 12, 2008 03:10 ET

GetJar Delivers 10 Million Downloads for Opera Mini

Open-Platform Approach With Zero Barriers to Entry, Coupled With Worldwide Distribution to Millions of Mobile Phones, Adds up to Winning Formula for Mobile Web Browser

LONDON--(Marketwire - December 12, 2008) - Free access to high quality mobile applications is creating huge worldwide demand, according to GetJar (, the world's most popular destination for mobile application downloads. GetJar revealed today that it has delivered 10 million downloads of the Opera Mini mobile web browser to consumers worldwide, the first application to reach this milestone on the site.

In the last 12 months alone, GetJar has generated nearly seven million downloads for Opera, underlining the importance placed on free access to mobile applications by consumers worldwide. GetJar provides an open environment for over 200,000 application developers and millions of consumers, with over 10,000 unique applications available to anyone with a Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile or Flash Lite-compatible phone.

"GetJar is an important partner for Opera and a good route to market outside of our own site," explained Rolf Assev, chief strategy officer at Opera. "Reaching 10 million downloads with one partner is not just a milestone for us, but for the entire mobile applications industry."

"Opera Mini has been hugely popular since it first appeared on GetJar in November 2007. It is very highly rated by our users and has been a GetJar Awards winner for the past two years," commented Ilja Laurs, founder and CEO of GetJar. "It is an outstanding example of the performance levels GetJar's 'mobile applications ecosystem' can deliver for developers, with a total of 18 million downloads per month and overall growth of over 120 percent, year-on-year."

About Opera

Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera's cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at

About GetJar Networks

GetJar is the world's most popular mobile application distribution and developer community with over 200,000 registered developers. GetJar's developer community sees more than 18 million consumer downloads every month from among 10,000+ unique applications, from countries as diverse as the USA, UK, China, India and Indonesia. GetJar has proven itself so popular that recently the company struck deals to feature its applications store with major carriers such as 3UK, Vodafone, Optimus (Portugal) and Maxis (Malaysia) among others.

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