NVIDIA and Opera in Mobile Browser Tie-up

NVIDIA Corporation and Opera Software have revealed that they are collaborating to bring “the full desktop web-browsing experience”, including support for JavaScript, accelerated vector graphics, and video content, to Smartphones and mobile Internet devices. As a result, NVIDIA will offer an optimised Opera 9.5 browser in its suite of pre-integrated, in-house and third-party software for the NVIDIA Tegra family of computer-on-chip Windows Mobile and Windows CE solutions.
NVIDIA says that the Tegra family of computer-on-chip solutions integrates high-performance ARM CPUs, extensive media acceleration and integrated GeForce GPUs that enable Opera 9.5 to provide mobile users a compelling browsing experience, including support for full desktop web content, with hardware-accelerated rich media, image and in-page video playback; GPU acceleration, delivering a smooth, interactive panning and zooming browsing experience with reduced battery consumption; and hardware-accelerated 3D touch browsing experience with Opera integration into NVIDIAs OpenKODE-based composition framework. Devices with the Opera browser powered by NVIDIA Tegra hardware are expected to be available to consumers in 2009.
Seamless, effortless Internet access is critical to any state-of-the-art connected mobile device, and the combination of Opera 9.5 and NVIDIA Tegra will deliver the full Web experience into the palm of your hand, says Neil Trevett, Vice President of Mobile Content at NVIDIA. Opera and NVIDIA are cooperating to create a powerful browsing experience that will truly make the Internet an integral part of the advanced Tegra mobile visual computing experience.