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2011's Top Ten Mobile Websites viewed on Opera Mini

0. phoneArena 01 Jan 2012, 14:39 posted on

One of the world's most widely used mobile browsers is Opera Mini and Opera has come up with a list of the the top ten sites most visited by users of the browser during 2011; sites that feature user created content like Wikipedia had big increases in usage last year...

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posted on 01 Jan 2012, 14:59 2

1. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 300; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


anyone noticing a pattern? i'd like to see a map with little dots showing me the user base of Opera mini... because if opera's top ten include half russian sites i think maybe that's not the most amazing global estimate. . .

p.s. dolphin mini ftw.

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 15:13

3. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Opera browsers (both Mobile and Desktop) are traditionally very popular in slavic countries (especially east slavic) for some reason...

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 15:33 1

4. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


It is a Norwegian software, makes sense i believe

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 17:46

5. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 300; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


if it's norwegian i like it.

must get now.

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 19:40 1

9. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Norwegians are not slavic though :)

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 20:35

10. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


but they are neighbors :)
they have more than 700 employees, so imagine those 700 people walking around and marketing using "word of mouth" channel...it starts from a dot, and it becomes a big circle soon
that's what i think

PS: I found good statistics, it shows many people using Opera in Norway, one of the highest Opera traffic in the world, i guess this proves my theory :)

http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-NO-monthly-201012-201112

PSS: holy hell, more Slovak people are using Opera than Norwegian people! and in Russia it is even more than IE!

http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-SK-monthly-201012-201112

http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-RU-monthly-201012-201112

In Belarus more than 50%:
http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-BY-monthly-201012-201112
my theory fails...lol!

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 15:07

2. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


I have always used Opera on my desktop; it is one of the most underrated softwares I've seen...it is fast, has Opera Unity, super easy once you get used to it and not a memory hog
now that i read my comment, i see it has nothing to do with the topic :\

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 17:47

6. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 300; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


lol nah i think its pretty relevant. :) i'm a bit of a google-whore so i use chrome but i'm definetly going to look into opera mini now thank you!!

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 17:49

7. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 300; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


oh and while we're on the topic. what's the difference between opera mini and opera mobile or Verizon opera mini?

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 20:45

11. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


Found a useful article for you:

http://my.opera.com/operamobile/blog/2009/12/03/difference-between-opera-mobile-10-and-opera-mini-5

to summarize, Opera Mini would render the page on the server, compress it and then download it to your phone, while Opera Mobile would do the rendering on the phone itself, which requires more resource; and that should explain why Opera mini is usually used on the lower end phones

and about Verizon Opera, I believe it is just used for marketing:
http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2011/03/31/

btw, if you have an Andriod, you will be using Opera Mobile

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 17:53 2

8. MoonlitTear (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Jun 2008)


I switch to Opera as my default browser about five months ago. I love it. FYI. I'm American too. :)

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 21:20 1

12. 8mileroad (Posts: 7; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Shocked that there's no porn in there.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 03:38

14. Stuntman (Posts: 704; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


You need a better browser for those sites. So I've heard.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 03:29

13. Stuntman (Posts: 704; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I primarily use Opera Mini on my phone. However, Opera has difficulty with certain web sites and services I use. For instance, neither Opera Mini nor Opera Mobile can handle sites that use Disqus properly. I cannot enter comments with any Opera browser for mobile devices. I have to use either Dolphin HD or the stock Android browser for these sites.

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