November 6, 2008

Phoenix Forms Partnership With Opera

Phoenix Technologies, a provider of core systems software, has formed 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 virtual computing environment that can host instant-on applications and secure computing services that can run independently of Windows while the operating system boots up, is running or shuts down, said Phoenix.

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, 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, added Phoenix.

The Phoenix HyperSpace platform provides a computing environment that PC designers, software developers and content providers can utilize to create self-contained, instant-on applications that bring new convenience, uptime and security to users. PC users will have access to a host of instant-on applications and content including multimedia players, email, instant messaging, Web 2.0 browsing, safe shopping and more. Users will also enjoy the benefits of up to two hours of extra battery life on their HyperSpace-enabled laptops.