Opera: iPhone Already Having an Impact

In the roughly two and a half weeks since the Opera Mini browser was approved for the iPhone it's already had a dramatic impact on Opera usage and metrics. The following statement was part of the morning's PR missive announcing the latest State of the Mobile Web report:

[T]he iPhone is already the third-most popular handset for Opera Mini users worldwide, according to Opera’s State of the Mobile Web Report. The release of the iPhone also portends changes to the top 10 list. 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.

Here are screens showing then hierarchy of sites and handsets using Opera Mini in three markets for March, 2010:

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If you're having any trouble seeing the lists above, you can get the full report here.