Opera has posted it’s Q1 2008 mobile browser report indicating the top 10 sites visited from the top 10 countries, ranked by usage. The findings published show that social networking, search and major content portals are the most popular across all regions, no surprise, however the absense of results from Japan should certainly raise some eyebrows?
We have spent the last ten years fighting to change this. We believe that there is One Web. We believe there should be no difference in the information that is available to you whether you use the fastest computer or a refurbished mobile phone. Now in 2008, it seems we are getting closer to the goal of One Web.
I invite you to see some this transition for yourself in our first “State of the Mobile Web” report. We looked at the aggregate, anonymous traffic of more than 44 million cumulative Opera Mini users worldwide to see where they chose to spend their time when using the Web on their mobile devices. I hope you find this report useful, actionable and interesting.
Considering the well-estabished relationship between Opera and KDDI dates back 4-years now, combined with an estimated 20M devices on the WIN platform alone, it would seem reasonable to expect that Opera-mini driven mobile web surfing in Japan certainly must rank in top 10 worldwide by usage. We’ve asked our local contacts for comment and will update here as details become available.