Phoenix Technologies announced a partnership with Opera Software to develop the fast-loading Opera Browser optimized for the HyperSpace platform that will deliver instant-on access to the Internet for mobile PCs. Phoenix HyperSpace is a unique, virtual computing environment that can host instant-on applications and specialized, secure computing services that can run independently of Windows while the operating system boots up, is running or shuts down.
The solution developed as a result of this partnership will enable consumers to access the Internet and begin browsing the Web, conduct secure transactions or read and send email within seconds of turning on a HyperSpace-enabled PC without having to wait for Windows to boot. The Opera browser is fully optimized for supporting widgets, efficiently manages power and memory based on one's computer specs, and includes Opera Link, a feature that allows users to synch bookmarks and saved pages among multiple devices and operating systems.
"As PC users become increasingly more mobile, Opera sought to deliver the kinds of browser capabilities that reflect the way people use their mobile devices, even building in the capacity to synch web information from the PC to the mobile phone," said Rolf Assev, Chief Strategy Officer at Opera.