"Opera Software is proud to announce Beta 4 of the Opera for Windows 4.0 browser. Beta 4 includes experimental support for WAP-WML.
"WAP stands for Wireless Application Protocol; it gives devices access to information written in the Wireless Mark-up Language (WML). Many WAP-WML sites are available on the Internet, but ordinary browsers cannot access them.
``Opera 4.0 gives Web users access to WAP services, opening up a whole new frontier for the entire WAP industry,'' says Hakon Wium Lie, CTO, Opera Software. ``Opera's formatting engine is very fast and flexible.''
"With the added support for WML, Opera Software re-affirms its position as a technological leader in the Internet browser market. The Opera browser combines Internet standards-compliance with fast and effective graphics and text layout, giving the Opera user a better Internet experience.
``Part of the Opera vision is to make the Internet open and accessible to all,'' says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO Opera Software, ``The ability to surf WAP-WML sites is a natural part of this.''
"Opera for Windows 4.0 beta 4 includes the following features: