Microsoft is not making a tablet, but that does not mean many companies are not already shipping Windows CE-based tablets. Opera is making a play to be the browser on these ARM-based devices, and will be showing off their designs at Computex in Taiwan to potential customers in the tablet and e-reader marker.
â€œThe Opera browser engine supports various cross-platforms required to enable a competitive e-reader and tablet solution,â€ said Rolf Assev, Chief Strategy Officer, Opera Software. â€œTo be able to adapt to changes in technology and standards, OEMs that manufacture many different kinds of devices will be able to take advantage of the platform-independent, cross-device capabilities of the Opera browser engine.â€
The web solutions for e-readers and tablets are powered by the Opera Devices SDK and Opera for tablets. Opera Devices SDK allows e-reader OEMs to develop custom browsers based on the latest Opera Presto rendering engine that powers Operaâ€™s range of browsers. Browsers based on the Opera Devices SDK are market-proven, expandable and have also been already deployed on a wide range of products such as TVs, games consoles, media players, and more. Opera for tablets provides a touch-optimized tablet browser user interface and out-of-the-box productive quality on Android and Windows CE. It also has the web-application platform, such as the end-to-end widget solution, the W3C-compliant widgets, the application store and the developer community.
Read more about Operaâ€™s tablet efforts at WindowsforDevices here.