Opera Mini generates $1.2 billion per year for mobile operators
Opera Mini (which may or may not be approved by Apple for its App Store) generates over $1.2 billion per year for mobile carriers across the globe, says Opera in its latest State of the Mobile Web Report.
In the US only, Opera Mini generates more than $146 per user, per year.
According to Opera, 50.5 million people used Opera Mini in February 2010 – a 145% increase compared to February last year.
More than 22 billion web pages were viewed with Opera Mini in February 2010, representing more than 330 million MB of data.
Unsurprisingly, in the US and Canada, Opera Mini is mostly used on BlackBerries. In other 5 countries (North America and the Caribbean region), the browser is mostly used on Sony Ericsson phones, while in other 4 countries it’s mostly used on Nokia devices.
You can read more here at Opera.