Opera: State of Mobile Web, July 2009

Opera released its "State of the Mobile Web" report for July this morning. It should be remembered that Opera data are not identical to all mobile Internet usage. The Opera browser is not well represented on smartphones, though it is so far the browser of choice among BlackBerry users. (However RIM acquired TorchMobile, a webkit browser developer to boost its mobile Web usability.)

The following are data on top sites and handsets for the US, UK and Chinese markets. Other markets are presented in the data available on the Opera site: 

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The growth of Opera's global unique users is a kind of mirror or proxy for the rapid growth of the mobile Internet itself:

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Opera is also important because most of the usage data coming out is skewed toward smartphones, which are still a small part of the overall market.