China's RedFlag Software is to offer embedded versions of the Opera browser on a range of Linux-based devices and appliances for the Chinese market.
According to a strategic alliance announced today, RedFlag will become an Opera reseller and will begin joint development and marketing efforts to tailor Opera for the Chinese embedded market.
The deal is Opera's first big one for the Asian embedded market, as until recently Opera didn't include support for non-Roman alphabets, and as embedded is a new area for RedFlag (historically it has dominated the Chinese desktop market), it's potentially a major coup for the Norwegian company.
You can learn a little about RedFlag's embedded portfolio here, and if your Chinese is significantly better than The Register's, you might even learn quite a lot. However, you'll note that RedFlag is working on an ARM-based PDA (and that Opera's Oslo neighbour Trolltech is by massive coincidence involved in this), and a set top box based on a Geode GX1.
News source: The Reg