Jan. 1, 1997
Opera introduced, targets mobile devices (Jan. 1, 1997): Based in Norway, Internet Opera Software
released its first Web browser for Windows, dubbed Opera 2.1. Opera
has been a minor player in the Web browser market since then; it currently has 1.1% of the market, according to Janco Associates. Version 10 was released on Sept. 1, 2009. Opera Software claims 40 million users on Windows, Mac and Linux machines. Its mobile version — Opera Mini
— claims 30 million users, including many BlackBerry users.