MOBILE BROWSER FIRM Opera has sort of announced that it now has some 150 million users of its Internet browser and perhaps taken the day off to celebrate.
The firm hit the heady heights this lunchtime and took the unusual step of declaring its success by replicating its CEOs inbox on the Opera company homepage.
So, as well as learning that Jon von Tetzchner likes a band called King Fantastic, fields emails sent to Oprah via [email protected], and apparently corresponds with the guys at Wikileaks, we also know that the firm's PR team has taken the day off.
"The PR-team is currently out of office celebrating Opera reaching 150 million users! Leave a message and I will get back to you asap!", said an auto-reply email from Tod Orland, VP for communications" in response to an earlier mail from the chief.
Canned or set up it may be, but it is indeed a significant milestone for the firm. But don't take our word for it when Tetzchner is so much more enthusiastic.
"150 million users is a solid milestone for Opera, and more and more people starts to appreciate the speed and security Opera provides them with while they are online," he said in his apparent email to the PR team.
"More importantly though - I believe people appreciate our attitude towards the web and that access to the web is a universal right." Some of the other emails are less gushy and moderately amusing, including one that suggests that a friend of his has some rude and nocturnal browsing habits.
Opera recently released version 11 of its browser, with new features including tab stacking. µ
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