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The mobile phone version of the Opera browser will ship as standard with Nokia's forthcoming 6600 smartphone. The triband phone is due out in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific this quarter, and is the 'official' Nokia packaging of the camera smartphone for the business market.

In addition to looking OK for business users (a major concern for Nokia's market segmenters - the 7650 doesn't really, and the 3650 certainly doesn't), the 6600 is packed with multimedia, mobile imaging and - dare we say - entertainment features. Nokia suggests somewhat implausibly that: "The Nokia 6600 offers the best of both worlds - advanced business features to keep on top of everything at the office, together with the latest functionality to capture precious family moments." Which we think would be better put as: 'Business users want all the gizmos everybody else has, so here's one they can persuade their bosses to get for them.'

Whatever, although it's classed as a "mobile business" device its format makes it more of a standard/mainstream phone, as opposed to the previous more 'special purpose, special market' devices, so getting Opera into it is a big win for the browser company, which now stands a very good chance of making Opera the happening, standard mobile phone browser.

Other new phones expected to ship with Opera include the Sendo X, the Sony-Ericsson P900 and Motorola's 3G A920, and there's also one coming from Kyocera.

The version for the 6600, 6.1, is smaller and using less memory than previous versions, is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese traditional and Chinese Simplified, and is available from opera.com for other Series 60 phones for a free 14 trial, and E25/US$29 for a full licence. ®

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