Opera Mobile Search Powered by Google

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Recently there were rumors that both Google and MSN wanted to buy Opera. All have been shrugged off, but recently Opera announced that Google will power the search function in their mobile browser.

Opera Software's Opera Mini browser, a mobile browser is due for formal unveiling next month.

"It's of great importance to have a search partner on board before the announcement," said Christian Jebsen, Opera's COO, said in a telephone interview Thursday. "We've been exploring different ways to make the product user-friendly. If you press the 9 (button), it takes you right to Google for searching."