Opera Launches Mobile Payment via Opera Mini

Friday, March 2, 2012

Opera Software on Tuesday (02/28/12) announced the Opera Payment Exchange (OPX) that designed to facilitate payments through Opera Mini browser. Separately Opera signed an agreement with Yandex.Money that allows mobile payment methods that use Yandex.Money. With this agreement the Opera tries to build a framework for mobile payment ecosystem.
The company said it that they will released a set of APIs, that enable content providers, publishers, and mobile billing system to access it. Thus, the Opera Mini users worldwide can use the mobile payment through Yandex.Money.

"We want to give users richer experience while using Opera Mini. So it's not just surf the internet," said Mahi de Silva, Executive Vice President at Opera Software.

He added that mobile payment is modern trend of high end mobile phone users. With OPX, then all the mobile phones users can make the payment easier. Opera Mini is a browser for mobile devices that are designed to minimize bandwidth while exploring the internet. Opera said that they had been working with InMobi SmartPay, Yandex.Money, and Bango to support OPX system. Opera OPX will be ready to use around the world on the end of 2012.

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