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Appeared on: Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Google Search Reclaims Mobile Web Throne

The year-end review of the most popular websites on mobile phones shows that Google once again rests at the top of the State of the Mobile Web top 30 list, according to data collected by Opera's Mini mobile browser.

In 2009, Facebook was king of the mobile Web. In 2010, Google returned to claim the top spot among more than 80 million Opera Mini users worldwide, knocking Facebook to the second spot, Opera said.

Another rising star on the mobile web is the microblogging service Twitter, while the older social network Friendster is decreasing in popularity on a global basis. The rapid growth of Twitter, rising eight places to #13 in the ranking, is mirrored by the rise of the social website Orkut as Brazilian web users take Opera Mini to their hearts. What we say

Top 10 global mobile websites for November 2010

1. Google.com (up 1)
2. Facebook.com (down 1)
3. Vkontakte.ru
4. Youtube.com (up 4)
5. Odnoklassniki.ru (down 1)
6. Yandex.ru (up 1)
7. Yahoo.com (up 2)
8. My.opera.com (down 2)
9. Mail.ru (down 4)
10. Getjar.com (up 3)

For a complete top 30 list, visit the State of the Mobile Web site: www.opera.com/smw/2010/11/

As the mobile technology progresses, users constantly change their hardware to keep up. According to Opera and during 2010, the top list of mobile phones used to access the Web via Opera Mini changed significantly. Close to half of the top 30 list in 2010 are handsets not present in the top 30 list for 2009. With one exception, the Nokia feature phones rule the top 10 list of the Opera Mini users? phones.

1. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic (up 1)
2. Nokia 2700c (up 5)
3. Nokia 6300 (down 2)
4. Nokia 2690 (new)
5. Apple iPhone (new)
6. Nokia 2330c (up 13)
7. Nokia 2730c (new)
8. Nokia N70 (down 4)
9. Nokia C3 (new)
10. Nokia 5310 XpressMusic (down 5)

For a complete top 30 list, visit the State of the Mobile Web site: www.opera.com/smw/2010/11/

Opera claims that its mobile browsers (Opera Mini) saw significant increases in all three categories of growth in November 2010: unique users, pages viewed and data consumed. In all, 80.0 million people used Opera Mini in November, 44.6 billion pages were served, and 6.3 petabytes of operator data were compressed for Opera Mini users.

In November alone, users viewed more than 44 billion webpages and saved money, while the Opera servers compressed more than 6 petabytes of data.


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