Opera Mini reaches 50 million monthly unique users

Today, Opera Software announced that the Opera Mini mobile browser passed the 50 million unique monthly users mark last month (January).

This represents a 150% increase compared to January last year, when about 20 million users used Opera Mini to browser the Web on their phones and smartphones.

Opera says that, according to Gartner, “mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide” by 2013 – which means that the adoption of Opera Mini will grow even more.

Opera Mini 50 million users

“Our original goal with Opera Mini was to make the Web available to everyone, regardless of their network or mobile phone. Fifty million active monthly users is a great start. Opera’s innovative nature and its popularity among users will help us make the mobile Web even more accessible and attractive to more people across the world,” declared Opera CEO Lars Boilesen.

Earlier this week, Opera announced that it would showcase a version of Opera Mini for iPhone at MWC, although it didn’t say when it would be publicly available.

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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