Microsoft isn’t just removing the Nokia name from upcoming Lumia smartphones, it’s also changing the default browser on what used to be Nokia’s low-end and feature phones. Thanks to a deal with Opera, those handsets will use Opera Mini, which could add more than 100 million new users for the Norway-based browser company.
The Wall Street Journal reported the news on Monday morning, after speaking with [company]Opera[/company] CEO Lars Boilesen. [company]Microsoft[/company]’s Asha phones, as well as any other feature phones, will transition from the Nokia Xpress Web browser to using Opera Mini as the default way to access the internet. It’s a move that makes sense for both companies, particularly since these phones are typically sold in regions with slower, limited mobile broadband connections or in areas where a fast connection is simply too expensive for most.
Opera Mini helps in both scenarios, not just because it’s a lightweight…
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