Facebook and Google, Most Visited UK Mobile Websites Says Opera

Google and Facebook have led all the way through in mobile web browsing space in UK for the year 2008, according to a recent study from Opera Software.

The study, dubbed as “State of the Mobile Web” report, conducted by Opera, which holds a significant share in mobile web browsing space, revealed that the overall data traffic using mobile web browsers have soared massively by 463 percent, as compared to last year.

Opera Mini has emerged as a dominant browser for mobile browsing arena, with the number of pages viewed using the browser increased by 94.1 percent in UK, during the past one year.

As many as 5.7 billion pages have been viewed using the browser in the month of November alone that is further up by 12 percent from the month of October.

Unsurprisingly, Google has found to be the most preferred search engine in entire Europe, except some part of Russia, and a large number of UK mobile users accessed their Facebook accounts via their mobile handsets, the study added.

Besides, other popular websites in mobile web browsing space in UK were BBC.co.uk, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, and Bebo.

Quoting the soaring usage of mobile handsets for browsing web, Jon von Tetzchner, Opera’s chief executive, said in a statement, “The numbers are clear: the mobile Web is growing around the world, even in countries where broadband penetration is high”.

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The fact that Google and Facebook come on top of Opera's state of the internet doesn't come as a surprise. Mobile traffic is also surging significantly and it is really a shame that Apple has apparently rejected Opera mini for the iPhone according to the New York Times.

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