Opera Mini Mobile Browser Reaches Milestone
Mobile web browser Opera Mini has reached a significant milestone. Opera announced that Opera Mini users viewed more than 10 billion pages in one month.
The company released its "State of the Mobile Web" report(pdf) this week, and it reveals some other interesting findings as well:
– In June, Opera had about 26.5 million unique users, which was an increase of 4.2% from the previous month, and a 143% increase from the previous year
– The 26.5 million unique users viewed more than 10.4 billion pages in June
– In June, Opera Mini users generated more than 168.4 million MB of data for operators worldwide. Since May, the data consumed went up by 5.6%.
– The top 10 countries for Opera Mini usage this month are (in order): Russia, Indonesia, India, China, Ukraine, South Africa, U.S., U.K., Poland, Nigeria.
– Nokia phones continue to be the handsets of preference for Opera Mini users, with Sony Ericsson claiming second place. BlackBerry and Samsung phones are the preference in the United States.
"More than 10 billion page views in one month underscore that the Web is already the platform of choice for mobile devices," says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. "Web standards provide a more efficient way to create flawless sites across all devices. This strategy, called ‘One Web’, is more important than ever before as more people will view more pages on all manner of mobile phones."
In other mobile news, Yahoo is syncing its new homepage with mobile, and has new iPhone design for its top properties. The company has also opened up its BluePrint platform to third-party developers for easy mobile site creation. AT&T has a new social networking app, and Google Voice was banned from Apple’s App Store.