Opera’s monthly State of the Mobile Web report includes an iPhone preview and in just two weeks iPhone users have moved to the third-most popular handset for Opera Mini users worldwide.
The release of the iPhone also looks like it will change the top 10 list, as according to preliminary numbers, the United States may soon have the fifth-most Opera Mini users, displacing Nigeria, South Africa and Ukraine on its ascent up the list.
iPhone Hi-lights from the report include;
- The Apple iPhone is currently the #3 device used by Opera Mini users worldwide. All the other top 20 devices are Nokia and Sony Ericsson handsets.
- The Apple iPhone is currently the #1 device used by Opera Mini users in the United States, well ahead of BlackBerry (which previously occupied the top spot).
- Out of the top 10 countries according to Opera Mini usage, the United States and the United Kingdom are the two countries where the Apple iPhone has become the #1 device used by Opera Mini users.
The report also looks at mobile Web trends in the European Union (EU) where grom March 2009 to March 2010, page views in the top 10 countries of the EU increased by 82%, unique users increased by 60% and data transferred increased by 71%. Slovakia and Germany lead the top 10 countries of the region in terms of page-view growth (139.7% and 120.8%, respectively). Italy and Romania lead the top 10 countries of the region in growth of unique users (140.4% and 121.4%, respectively). Romania leads the top 10 countries of the region in page views per user, with each user browsing 361 pages on average each month.