Reqwireless rationale ..

Further to my previous entry about reqwireless, my good friend Dr John Whelan from Dublin offers some more insights in his blog entry about the reqwireless acquisition

John says ..

Has the potential acquisition of Opera floundered I wonder? The timing would indicate that this deal occurred before negotiations with Opera. However reqwireless could essentially be a much cheaper (and perhaps even technically) superior version of opera?

There is some merit in this thinking. This appears to be plan (b) perhaps? Agreed Opera does have a large user base – but any browser can be downloaded. Thus, the existing user base may be less significant if Google can offer a better product?

Having said that, like many people I am a great fan of Opera(and also google). So, a synergy there would have been great for the industry. Lets wait and see how things unfold!