Okay, so Opera denied rumors that it would announce a deal with a U.S. carrier. We found out today the the Mondi MID will have Opera already installed for Clearwire and now surprise Virgin Mobile will have fee app-downloading of Opera an then will be pre-installed on Opera Mini. Opera Mini on Virgin Mobile will be available in English and Espanol.
Opera Software announced today its agreement with Virgin Mobile USA to distribute Opera Mini on several Virgin Mobile USA handsets.
Opera Mini will be available as a free application download on select devices for Virgin Mobile USA prepaid customers via the VirginXL download storefront. In the future, Opera Mini will come pre-installed on selected Virgin Mobile USA handsets.
Starting April 14, 2009, this service will be available on eight Virgin Mobile USA handsets including the Slash from Samsung, and the Arc, Shuttle and Super Slice.
The Opera Mini build for Virgin Mobile USA will support both English and Spanish language support, the first such offering from a U.S. carrier and Opera. The Opera Mini application will be available to Virgin Mobile USA prepaid customers at standard data prices.
Opera also is promoting a carrier grade browser that really speeds up data. Me thinks they would like make deals at CTIA. Note: the Opera and Virgin mobile logos have the same color schemes.