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    Opera Mobile overtakes iPhone Safari as top mobile browser!

    It looks like the mighty iPhone has been felled by one of the best mobile browsers on the market. New stats from the aptly-named research firm StatCounter confirms that the iPhone is no longer king of the mobile-browser-hill. With a 24.6% share of the global mobile browser market, Opera Mobile has overtaken the iPhone as the world’s top mobile browser. The iPhone, by contrast, managed to pull in just 22.3% of the worldwide market. Nokia (NYSE: NOK)’s Symbian browsers trail in third place with 17.9% of the world’s mobile browser share.



    “Opera began the year in number one slot but iPhone overtook it in February. May saw Opera regain the number one position,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO and founder of StatCounter. “It will be fascinating to watch how this battle plays out over the year.”

    Indeed, it should be exciting to see how the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre’s WebOS, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL)’s new iPhone and the bevy of smartphones running Opera Mobile will compete for market share this year. Of course, there’s also competition from the somewhat handicapped BlackBerry (NSDQ: RIMM) web browsers, which claims fourth place after Nokia’s Symbian browsers, but BlackBerry’s 6.9% global market share reflects its awkwardly slow mobile browser.


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    Nice find Ealvnv, as always!!!

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    Now i wonder how skyfire will do once released.. hm... good atricle

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    Is Opera Mini that much better than the browser on the phone? If so how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pain Producer View Post
    Is Opera Mini that much better than the browser on the phone? If so how?
    .. Yeah dude its frickin sweet! You MUST check it out, it proly 75% faster then the stock browser.. Takes a little getting use to because you don't need to "click" just touch

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    When skyfire gets released for Blackberry, I wonder will it will fit in to this?!?!
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    Wirelessly posted (Storm 9530)

    Anybody have the link to opera? I've been curious about trying it for awhile now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mule0331 View Post
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    Anybody have the link to opera? I've been curious about trying it for awhile now.
    here you go mule http://www.operamini.com/download/wap

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasputin View Post
    .. Yeah dude its frickin sweet! You MUST check it out, it proly 75% faster then the stock browser.. Takes a little getting use to because you don't need to "click" just touch
    Do you like it better than Bolt, I think i had been using Bolt for about 5 months and tried Opera mini and couldnt get use to it, I may have to give it another try

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatewayad View Post
    Do you like it better than Bolt, I think i had been using Bolt for about 5 months and tried Opera mini and couldnt get use to it, I may have to give it another try
    Gate I tried Bolt and found it slow and hard to use LOL yet I read so many positive reviews on how fast and easy it is. Just another example of how each of our phone's act differently :banghead:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Gate I tried Bolt and found it slow and hard to use LOL yet I read so many positive reviews on how fast and easy it is. Just another example of how each of our phone's act differently :banghead:
    I agree and it's what you get use to using too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatewayad View Post
    I agree and it's what you get use to using too..
    Yep Opera took me a good week to get used to. Then I was off to the races then when Bolt came out it was to little to late LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatewayad View Post
    Do you like it better than Bolt, I think i had been using Bolt for about 5 months and tried Opera mini and couldnt get use to it, I may have to give it another try
    .. I have also used bolt, and like it , but it was a little too beta for me.. Didn't seem complete
    Last edited by rasputin; 06-03-2009 at 09:20 PM.

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    i have both devices, and of course opera is better but i need at least 3 tab browsing lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    i have both devices, and of course opera is better but i need at least 3 tab browsing lol
    I agree....Opera needs to be optimized for storm with multiple tabs

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