Opera Mini the Mobile Browser firm's announces latest State of the Mobile Web Report, It says that Opera Mini now has 26.5 million users. Opera Mini mobile phone browser users viewed more than 10 billion pages last month, according to the latest statistics (PDF) from the Norwegian browser developer.
The figures for June 2009 showed an eight per cent increase over the previous month, with nearly 26.5 million unique users generating more than 168 million megabytes of data for operators worldwide.
In June 2009, Opera Mini users generated more than 168.4 million MB of data for operators worldwide. The top 10 countries for Opera Mini usage this month are Russia, Indonesia, India, China, Ukraine, South Africa, U.S., U.K., Poland, Nigeria. Nokia Mobile phones continue to be the handsets of choice for Opera Mini users, followed by Sony Ericsson in second place.
Jon von Tetzchner, chief executive of Opera, explained that it is important for site owners to create sites that are as device-agnostic as possible.
"More than 10 billion page views in one month underscores that the web is already the platform of choice for mobile devices," he said.
"Web standards provide a more efficient way to create flawless sites across all devices. This 'One Web' strategy is more important than ever, as more people will view more pages on all manner of mobile phones."
Opera Mini page views grew 117 per cent, and unique users 59 per cent, since June 2008, according to Opera. Facebook, Google and Yahoo were the top three mobile sites respectively.