Opera released its state of the mobile report showing that Opera is continuing to grow in terms of usage. The software company released the statistics and they look interesting. In October alone, the mobile browser had over 76.3 million users which is growth of more than 92% compared to October 2009. Opera Mini users viewed over 41.6 billion pages in October 2010, which is an increase of 142% from October 2009.

In the past one month, users generated over 616 million MB of data through Opera Mini for operators worldwide. Since September, the data consumed went up by 15.1% and data traffic is up 134% since October 2009. Consider that data in Opera Mini is compressed up to 90%. If this data were uncompressed, Opera Mini users would have viewed over 5.7 petabytes (5,700,000,000,000,000) of data in October.

Snapshot: Kenya

  • Page-view growth since October 2009: 175.4 %
  • Unique-user growth since October 2009: 117.3 %
  • Data transfer growth since October 2009: 159.7 %
  • Page views per user: 651
  • Data transferred per user (MB): 7
  • Data transferred per page view (KB): 10

Top 10 sites in Kenya (unique users)

  1. facebook.com
  2. google.com
  3. wikipedia.org (4)
  4. yahoo.com (3)
  5. youtube.com
  6. waptrick.com
  7. bbc.co.uk
  8. getjar.com
  9. my.opera.com
  10. nation.co.ke

Top handsets in Kenya for October 2010

  1. Nokia 2330c
  2. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
  3. Nokia 1680c
  4. Nokia 2700c
  5. Nokia 2680s
  6. Nokia 2600c
  7. Nokia 3110c
  8. Nokia 2730c
  9. Samsung SGH-E250
  10. Nokia 2630

Snapshot: South Africa

  • Page-view growth since October 2009: 121.0 %
  • Unique-user growth since October 2009: 67.6 %
  • Data transfer growth since October 2009: 83.1 %
  • Page views per user: 471
  • Data transferred per user (MB): 5
  • Data transferred per page view (KB): 10

Top 10 sites in South Africa (unique users)

  1. facebook.com
  2. google.com
  3. mxit.com
  4. wikipedia.org
  5. youtube.com
  6. mygamma.com
  7. thumbtribe.mobi (8)
  8. getjar.com (7)
  9. my.opera.com
  10. zamob.com (back on the list)

Top handsets in South Africa for October 2010

  1. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
  2. Nokia 2700c
  3. Nokia 2330c
  4. Samsung GT-S5233a “Star”
  5. Samsung SGH-E250
  6. Nokia 5000d
  7. Sony Ericsson W205
  8. Nokia 7100s
  9. LG KS360
  10. Samsung SGH-M620

Snapshot: Nigeria

  • Page-view growth since October 2009: 240.4 %
  • Unique-user growth since October 2009: 232.6 %
  • Data transfer growth since October 2009: 208.6 %
  • Page views per user: 487
  • Data transferred per user (MB): 6
  • Data transferred per page view (KB): 13

Top 10 sites in Nigeria (unique users)

  1. facebook.com
  2. google.com
  3. yahoo.com
  4. bbc.co.uk
  5. goal.com
  6. wikipedia.org
  7. my.opera.com
  8. cnnmobile.com
  9. youtube.com (10)
  10. waptrick.com (9)

Top handsets in Nigeria for October 2010

  1. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
  2. Nokia 2700c
  3. Nokia 3110c
  4. Nokia 2600c
  5. Nokia 2330c
  6. Nokia N70
  7. Nokia N72
  8. Nokia 6300
  9. Nokia 2690
  10. Nokia E63

Kazakhstan, Belarus, Egypt, the Philippines and Bangladesh all went up in the top 20 countries ranking, while Kenya, Poland and Germany went down in the rankings. The study also found out that shopping online through the phone is still not as popular as mobile browsing in the continent.