The mobile Web gained increasing momentum in August, with page views increasing by more than 14 percent and data transfers increasing by almost 10 percent from July, reports Opera. Also, more than four million new Opera Mini users contributed to the jump, which is the largest gain in six months.
In August 2010, Opera Mini had more than 66.5 million users, a 6.8 percent increase from July 2010. Since August 2009, the number of unique users has increased 108.3%; and its users viewed more than 33.9 billion pages in August 2010. Since July, page views have gone up 14.3%. Since August 2009, page views have increased 143.2%.
In addition to maintaining its position as the third largest country with Opera Mini users, India's unique-user growth is the highest amongst the top 20 countries in the Opera State of the Mobile Web report. Leading with 338.7 % increase in unique-users, India is followed by Malaysia (306%), Vietnam (289.9%), and Brazil (289%).
According to the Opera report, top 10 sites in India (unique users) are:
Top handsets for August 2010
1. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
2. Nokia 2700c
3. Nokia 2690
4. Nokia 2730c
5. Nokia 3110c
6. Nokia N70
7. Nokia 7210c
8. Nokia 6300
9. Nokia 5233
10. Nokia N73
"Growth of the mobile Web worldwide accelerated dramatically in August," said Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder, Opera Software. "These numbers are not limited to smartphones alone. The mobile Web was, and remains, a global phenomenon for people all over the world, on a variety of devices and screen sizes. It is this unparalleled reach of the mobile Web that will bring tremendous social and economic change to people in many countries."
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