In the latest State of the Mobile Web report by Opera (April 2009), Nigeria continues to show impressive growth in the use of the mobile web, piping Poland to take the number 9 spot on the global top 10 list.
This is right along our projections here at MobilityNigeria. Nigeria has a population of over 140 million people, with a significant army of young people and small businesses who are discovering the benefits of internet access via their mobiles.
Recent launches of 3G data services by mobile networks have helped too. Add to this the cost of obtaining personal computers, and the mobile phone simply provides a much-needed succour to these categories of users.
The full report is available at http://www.opera.com/smw/2009/04/
Also from the report is the list of top 10 handsets used by Nigerians with Opera Mini in April 2009.
Opera Mini Top handsets for April 2009
- Nokia N70
- Nokia 3110c
- Sony Ericsson K750i
- Nokia N72
- Nokia 3230
- Nokia 6600
- Nokia 6630
- Sony Ericsson K800i
- Nokia N73
- Sony Ericsson W810i
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.