Remember that, a while back, I wrote about a PMP called the Zii EGG
? You know... a device from Creative that was (and still is) so impressive that, in the right hands, it might even rival the Zune HD? I see, you've remembered! Well, the handheld Zii EGG StemCell Computer has decided what browser it wants to use for surfing the web. And since you've probably already guessed it by now, the EGG chose Opera.
According to ZiiLABS, the Opera devices SDK 9.7 has been chosen to bring the web browsing experience to its device
. This doesn't come as a shock, however, since on the mobile market, there is only on browser that is capable enough (though I don't quite fancy it) and has the necessary mobile experience to take on such an endeavor.
"We are excited to introduce our mutual customers to the power of Opera running on the Zii EGG StemCell Computer, based on ZMS-05. Opera has made it a priority to work closely with silicon vendors in order to create winning solutions that not only exceed customer expectations, but help them get their devices to the masses even faster," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "ZiiLABS shares Opera's vision of delivering valuable solutions that will reduce time-to-market and make a positive impact on the device ecosystem."
Opera will be preinstalled on the ZMS-05 chipset and therefore will offer a pre-optimized flexible and market-ready solution. It will include options such as Opera Zoom, touchscreen optimization and a Web View Engine for application development.
"By including Opera on the Zii EGG, we are providing customers with yet another way to get Web browsing and advanced Web applications on the market even faster," said Lee Teck Chee, Chief Software Officer, ZiiLABS. "We chose to pre-integrate Opera on our ZMS-05 chipsets so that end customers could have a fully integrated and optimized solution that frees them from spending numerous engineering hours on incorporating new features and essential plug-ins."We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .