Opera Mini browser hits 80 million user benchmark

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Eighty million users worldwide accessed the Opera Mini mobile browser in Nov. 2010, up 4.9 percent month-over-month and a 91.8 percent year-over-year increase, Opera Software reports. Opera Mini users viewed over 44.6 billion pages in November, jumping 7.3 percent over October totals--users consumed more than 677 million MB of data last month, up 10.0 percent. Global data traffic has grown 137.6 percent since Nov. 2009, Opera adds.

As of the end of November, Google is again the most visited mobile website worldwide, followed by Facebook, Russian social network Vkontakte, YouTube and another Russian social networking solution, Odnoklassniki.

Opera Mini users in the U.S. now average 422 page views per month, up 103.1 percent since Nov. 2009. Google and Facebook are numbers one and two in terms of unique monthly U.S. visitors, followed by YouTube, Wikipedia and Yahoo. Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone generated more U.S. Opera Mini traffic than any other handset last month; the LG Rumor2 is next, trailed by the BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry Bold and LG Rumor Touch.

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