Opera Software and UIQ Technology, a fully owned subsidiary of Symbian Ltd., today announced that Opera is going to be the default browser in UIQ 3.0, the new release of the UIQ platform that is expected to be available before the end of this year.
UIQ is a user interface for wireless handhelds that works with the Symbian OS. It has been designed for pen-based, Touchscreen devices such as Sony Ericsson’s P800, P900, and P910.
UIQ 3.0 will include Opera’s full Web browser that provides access to all Internet pages users are accustomed to access from their desktop computers, together with support for WAP-technology.
The version of this web browser to be included in UIQ will offer include Opera’s Small-Screen Rendering (SSR) technology, which allows users to browse regular Web pages on small mobile screens by reformatting the page and thus eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling.
“Opera has proven to be an excellent browser”, says Johan Sandberg, CEO, UIQ Technology. “Opera has the qualities we are looking for and will be a valuable part of UIQ 3.0.”