Women barely use mobile Internet

Posted on Sunday, Jun 22 2008 @ 13:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Opera has released a new report on the mobile Web, you can read it over here. Here's a quick overview of some of the highlights:
  • Men use the mobile Web most: 88.1 percent of people using the mobile Web are male.
  • Most people using Opera Mini are between the ages of 18-27.
  • More than 14.7 million people used Opera Mini in May to browse 2.9 billion pages. The number of active users has risen more than 23 percent since March.
  • Opera Mini served more than 43.2 million MB of data traffic in May, up 30.4% since March.
  • As Opera Mini serves compressed data to handsets around the world, the actual amount of data requested by people using Opera Mini is more than 288 million MB.
  • "In the previous report, we looked at what people did on the mobile Web. With this next report we look at who uses the mobile Web," said Jon von Tetzchner, Chief Executive Officer, Opera Software. "Because accessing the Web on mobile devices will become more pervasive than accessing the Web with computers, we expect that over time one gender or one age range will not dominate. We will see how these numbers change in time as more people discover the absolute convenience of browsing the Web on their mobile phones."

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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