Opera Mini Milestone: 10B Mobile Pages In One Month

Opera Mini, a mobile Web-browser that doesn’t get the appreciation it deserves, has hit yet another major milestone– its users have viewed over 10 billion mobile pages in one month.

The announcement comes with Opera’s “State of the Mobile Web” report, which also states that Opera-based pageviews have jumped 8 percent since its last report in May.  As of June 2009, Opera Mini had nearly 26.5 million unique consumer users- a 4.2 percent increase over the previous month, and a whopping 143 percent increase over June 2008.  It’s important to note that these numbers reflect only the Opera Mini users who have specifically chosen to install the browser on their phone.

Out of those 26.5 million unique users, more than 10.4 billion pageviews were recorded in June 2009.  Impressive numbers for a mobile browser that doesn’t seem to get much press and praise like it should.  Some other interesting facts from its latest report include some statistics related to Opera Mini’s use in North America and the Caribbean alone:

  • The top 10 countries using Opera Mini in North America and the Caribbean are the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guatemala.
  • Martinique led the top 10 countries in unique user growth (2746.1%), while Guadaloupe led in page-view growth (a staggering 9804.8%).
  • Jamaica leads the top 10 countries in page views per user (357). Costa Rica (322) and Guadaloupe (308) are the other two countries with more than 300 page views per user per month.
  • In North America, BlackBerry handsets are the most popular, while Sony Ericsson handsets are the most popular in the Caribbean by a wide margin.
  • Google is the number one most visited site in all the countries, with the exception of Costa Rica, where Hi5 takes the number 1 spot.
  • Facebook remains the most popular social network in North America, while Hi5 is the most popular social network for mobile phones the Caribbean.