Opera has announced that its browser has been selected for Sony’s new BRAVIA Internet Video Link, a module that attaches to the back of new Bravia televisions. The goal of Sony is to incorporate access to Internet video content to the TV sets. Currently, the Internet Video Link is scheduled to be released only in United States.
Opera claims in the press release that Opera 9 SDK for Devices has allowed Sony itself to quickly integrate the browser into its module, what brings insight into the fact that they have not collabarated on develoment, but they have acted as a vendor.
This is a new sample of what Opera is doing about embedding its browser in any kind of device, that is becoming the leading strategy of the nordic vendor. We will see for sure many more devices including GUIs powered by Opera browser. Not only for surfing the web, but the interface to control the device itself.