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Can Opera Take on Microsoft?

Mighty difficult, at first glance…But, “while Microsoft seems to have its fingers in virtually every segment of the computer and internet markets, Opera, with only 140 employees, quickly took aim at a very narrow niche market: internet browsers for cell phones. And in that area, it has taken an extraordinary lead…”

Another factor: The large mobile telephony equipment providers have been reluctant to become dependent on a single provider [read MSFT’s dominance outside of this area] that could try to encroach on their margins..