Apple to Allow Rival Browser Free Rein on iPhone

The Norwegian company that makes the Opera Internet browser said Tuesday that its software had been approved for iPhone, making it the first browser that competes with Apple’s own software to gain full access to the popular smartphone.

Shares of Opera, which is based in Oslo, rose more than 2 percent in a falling market as investors anticipated that the announcement would lift Opera’s presence in the United States, where its mobile Opera Mini browser is primarily found on the BlackBerry.

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Source: NY Times

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