Opera Mini, the world’s most popular mobile browser, passes 500 million daily page-views

October 23, 2009 – Oslo, Norway

Opera Mini continued to impress mobile Web surfers across the globe, crossing 500 million in daily page-views worldwide. The large number of page-views proves that Opera Mini users find surfing the mobile Web faster and easier compared to other embedded browsers on their mobile phones.

Users love it

Users love Opera Mini because it gives them a great experience and access to the full Web on their mobile device like no other browser.

At the same time, users could not be happier about saving money in data usage because of Opera Mini‚s compression technology. Opera Mini’s client-server technology compresses data from Web pages on the server up to 90 percent and then delivers it to the user’s mobile device. The average Opera Mini user consumed 6 MB of data in September. For instance, if operators charged them $1 per MB of data usage on a pay-as-you-go plan, based on 90 percent compression users would save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, because of Opera Mini.

What we say

“One of the reasons for the success of Opera Mini across the world is that our users are able to surf the Web much faster and they are saving up to 90 percent of what they would have spent with the standard embedded browser that comes with most mobile phones on a a pay-as-you-go plan,” said Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner. “But that is not all. With some of the latest features in Opera Mini 5 beta, users get the real desktop browser experience on their mobile devices and that is one more reason they make it the browser of their choice.”

About Opera Mini

Opera Mini is a lightweight, client-server mobile browser from Opera Software that works on most mobile phones. Opera Mini carries a unique compression technology that reduces page sizes by up to 90 percent on the server side and delivers the page to the phone, making surfing very fast. Opera Mini offers world-class features on your mobile phone that can be found on your desktop browser. With more than 32 million active users, Opera Mini is the most popular mobile browser worldwide.