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Some interesting Opera Mini facts

January 26, 2007

Here are some facts you may find interesting about Opera Mini’s global usage:

  • Brunei Darussalam has the world’s greatest penetration of Opera Mini users per capita.
  • Sudan, the Maldives, Cote d’Ivoire and Bangladesh have the highest concentration of Opera Mini users per mobile phone.
  • If you are in the U.S., you most likely run Opera Mini on a Motorola RAZR V3, BlackBerry Pearl or BlackBerry 8700.
  • If you are in the U.K., you most likely run Opera Mini on a Sony Ericsson K800i, Sony Ericsson K750i or BlackBerry 8700.
  • If you are in Russia, you most likely run Opera Mini on a Sony Ericsson K750i, Nokia 6230i or Sony Ericsson K700i.
  • If you are in Germany, you most likely run Opera Mini on a Sony Ericsson K800i, Sony Ericsson K610i or Sony Ericsson P990i.

My 2 cents: The reason why Opera Mini is so popular in the states and countries mentioned above is probably due to the fact that these are poor areas (most, at least), and many can’t afford to buy a PC computer. Opera Mini is, for them, the main method for browsing the web.

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  1. January 26, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    well,ur poor-area hypothesis might be ok,But I noticed that having an opmini in ur phone gives an enhanced connectivity,keeps u lightweight and saves money iff ur operator charges u per kb. In India,gprs plans of most of the operators are not suitable to use net on a phone.

  2. Benc
    January 28, 2007 at 6:30 am

    Hey I’m from Brunei; it’s not quite surprising there’s a lot of Opera Mini users from here since it’s mostly teenagers like myself who make most of the Opera Mini users from here and love the convenient of using the Internet on the phone, usually for social purposes. That explains why ;P

  3. January 28, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    opera mini is very helpful and we can access internet quickly results rate of time.

  4. February 3, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Can’t afford to buy a PC? Man, I can save for a PC if i stop using Opera Mini for one month. Have you forgotten that mobile internet is not free? Internet at home is almost free (10$ per month is quite affordable), but mobile internet is not (.25$/Mb). My own reason for using Opera Mini is because I am an internet addict (though I do feel fine if I cannot browse web for weeks, I can’t help browsing it if i can). So, Internet is all around me, thanks to Opera mobile.

    Payalnik, Moscow

  5. Md Hasli
    February 4, 2007 at 12:48 am

    Being a Bruneian myself, I’m quite surprised that Brunei has the highest penetration of Opera Mini users. I use it mainly to surf news sites where the RSS Feeds is very useful. Thanks.

  6. Knut
    February 4, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    If Opera mini is used so often on a Pearl, small adaptations in the user interface would help:
    1a. Rolling the pearl up/down should scroll fast, while rolling sideways should move to the next item (often on the same line).
    1b. The numeric keys should be available for additional scrolling options.
    2. When entering email addresses and URLs, spaces should be automatically translated into special characters.
    3. The font (and its size) in the header, task bar, and menus should be the same as in BlackBerry applications.
    4. Some menues are unnecessary, others could be combined.
    5. Between small and medium, other fonts, e.g., bbcasual and bbtall should be allowed.
    6. Switching between browsers should be possible (think changing the engine in Firefox)
    6. Upgrading should not erase bookmarks and rss feeds.
    All this should be easy to do, and many more Pearl users would choose Opera mini.

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