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Opera Mini used on 100 million phonesBy Staff Writer 7 April 2011 | Categories: news
It was only a few months ago that Opera Software announced that its mobile browsers, Opera Mini and Opera Mobile, are used by more than 105 million people worldwide.
Now the Norwegian company is bragging with another milestone, seeing that Opera Mini alone has reached 100 million users. The number of monthly Opera Mini users across the globe has grown by 11 million since February 2011 and doubled from the 50 million mark celebrated in February 2010. This while in March Opera Mini was used to view two billion pages a day, doubling the one billion page views achieved in July 2010.
Imitating Ashton Kutcher in Dude, Where’s My Car?, Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software had only the following to say: “Sweeeet!”
The Opera Mini mobile browser works on more than 3000 different mobile phone models, from basic feature phones to high-end smartphones, while it’s also implemented on Vodacom’s WebBox. The unique Opera Mini technology compresses web content by up to 90% before sending it to the phone, resulting in faster page loading and lower browsing costs. It shares many features with Opera’s browsers for computers, including tabbed browsing, password manager, bookmarks and Speed Dial. Opera Mini is the world’s most popular mobile browser and available as a free download from m.opera.com.
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