Microsoft, Opera sign browser building deal

|About: Opera Software Asa ADR (OPESY)|By:, SA News Editor

Norwegian software maker Opera (OTCPK:OPESY) has signed a deal with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to take over browser building at its Nokia mobile phone unit.

"We have signed a strategic licensing deal with Microsoft...taking over the browser building department in Nokia," says Opera CEO Lars Boilsesen. "This means that Opera Mini will become the default browser for Microsoft's feature phone product lines and the Asha phones product lines."