Google most visited mobile website in U.S., says Opera
Google remains the leading mobile website among unique U.S. users according to browser development firm Opera Software's State of the Mobile Web report for February 2009. Facebook trails in second place, followed by MySpace and Wikipedia. Google is also the most visited mobile site among unique users in the U.K.--although Facebook is in second place across the Atlantic, rival social networking giant MySpace did not even make the Top 10, with Yahoo assuming the number three spot. (Social networking site Bebo is on the list, however, at number seven.)
The Opera Mini browser reported over 20.5 million users in February, up 2.9 percent over January totals and up more than 160 percent over February 2008. Opera Mini users viewed over 7.3 billion pages last month--that's a 3.2 percent month-to-month dropoff, although February contains three fewer days than January. Since February 2008, page views have increased 290 percent. In addition, Opera Mini users generated more than 124 million MB of data for operators worldwide, a 2.3 percent increase over January totals. Since February 2008, data traffic is up 338 percent.
For more on Opera's February State of the Mobile Web report:
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