Opera Mini userbase in India ranks second amongst 22 countries ahead of the US and Europe. India crossed the one million mark of Opera Mini users in March 2008 and is now the second largest Opera Mini userbase in world since August ’11 (India userbase is growing at 150% annually). The Opera Mini browser witnessed a data usage of nearly 180 million MB from India during the year.
Top Visited Sites
Apart from Google, Facebook and Youtube, websites such as vuclip.com, songs.pk, zedge.net rank amongst the top 10 websites accessed from Opera Mini users in India. Nokia’s range of handsets continues to rule the roost in India (Nokia 2690 rules, followed by 2700c and 5120 Xpressmusic) [report link].
The growth can be attributed to growing usage of mobile internet and importantly, Opera’s tie-ups with mobile device manufacturers like Nokia/Micromax. A year from now, do you think Opera will still be ruling the mobile web access point (i.e. when consumers switch to smartphones)?
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