Opera Mobile Browsers Cross 100 million Users

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Today, opera has announced that “more than 100 million people use an Opera browser each month on their mobile phones. According to the numbers issued today in Opera’s State of the Mobile Web report, 90.4 million people now use Opera Mini every month and approximately 15 million people use Opera Mobile each month. In all, 105 million people use Opera on their phones.”

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Those are impressive figures – and well deserved too. Any initiative that promotes accessibility, especially among lower-end devices, is one with huge potentials. The world-famed Opera Mini browser has made it easier and less costlier for millions of mobile subscribers worldwide to access the web on their devices.

A quote from Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software:

“We want our browser to impact lives in a meaningful way. It’s one reason we use mostly renewable resources to power Opera Mini’s servers. It’s why we make it light, so you don’t have to recharge your battery every few hours. It’s why Opera Mini and Opera Mobile can help operators reduce the bandwidth that clogs their networks. A browser may never change the world, but we’ll never stop trying to.”

Opera has also announced that they will be releasing “new versions of the Opera Mini browser on Android, iPhone, J2ME, BlackBerry, Symbian and even the iPad”.



  1. Impressive figures!

    Although I have Opeta mini & Opera mobile installed on my phone, I hardly use them, preferring UcWeb Symbian in most cases.

    Looking forward to those imminent new releases and what they will being to the browser warfront!..

  2. Eyebeekay, I’m just like you.

    Both Operas keep crashing on my N8, so I’ve come to depend on UC Browser. It has a Download Manager that’s better than both Operas’.

  3. i think i prefer operamini to ucbrowser sha..its page rendering is better although ucbrowser has its strength in its great download manager..

  4. Seriously it is time for nokia to give their browser a total change, I am currently using the default browser on this iPhone and I am not missing opera.

    So fluid fast and convinient

  5. @Bosun99uk, >> “Seriously it is time for nokia to give their browser a total change, I am currently using the default browser on this iPhone and I am not missing opera.”

    a long time ago, I wondered aloud (on this forum) why Nokia does not simply contract out the Browser and the whole OS to capable hands? They are not in the primary business of making software, and so – do not have the best hands.

    Looks like they are beginning to see the wisdom in that move with this WindowPhone patrimony!

  6. @bosun99uk, why would you want opera mini on a Tablet? Except one does not have a bundle internet plan, opera mini on a tablet is rather limiting.

  7. @Dayo

    I want Opera mini on a Tablet because most of out internet connection are so slow that you might want to go make a coffee while the page opens.

    Opera mini makes it faster.

    And common, its always good to have an option.

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