By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Monday, July 30, 2012 12:19:08 PM
The countries of Africa are the world's mobile-browsing champions - and we're proud to say that Opera Mini plays a major part in making that happen.
In our latest State of the Mobile Web report, we a closer look at browsing trends on mobile devices on the continent. From the top 10 websites to the most popular phones, we see what sets each country apart as well as what brings many of them together. Apart from Opera Mini, the top choices in African browsing include social networking and international news.
Following next in popularity are sport sites (especially related to football!) as well as search and online reference sites, from Wikipedia to dictionaries and thesauruses.
Are you in Africa? What is it you're looking for on the web? Tell us in the comments!
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:13:33 AM
The World Bank Institute, the learning arm of the World Bank, has launched an online computer game called EVOKE, designed to get young people involved in finding solutions to urgent problems like hunger, poverty and education. The winners of the ten week game could be mentored by social innovators and business leaders and win a trip to a conference in Washington DC.
Bob Hawkins, the producer of the game says:
"We have designed the game so that it is compatible with Opera Mini which is a browser that you can use on your cell phones," he said. "We mirror the content into Facebook which is a very popular application for students and young people on their mobile phone."
Opera Mini is huge in Africa and it's cool to see games and Web sites render perfectly in Opera Mini.
You should also read our "Why Opera Mini is important in Africa" article.
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:12:57 AM
Opera is in Cape Town, South Africa this week exhibiting at Africa Com. This is the first time Opera has a booth at the show to feature Opera Turbo and Opera Mini. We are showing a variety of handsets running multiple versions of Opera Mini to ideally run in a market with many more basic feature phones used than smartphones.
We are running Opera Mini 3 to Opera Mini 5 beta to showcase the adaptability of Opera Mini. Also part of the booth is a netbook to display the benefits of Opera Turbo for users on a congested network. Opera already has a growing presence in Africa with South Africa consistently in the top ten list on our State of the Mobile Web report.
With our presence at the show we hope to meet new African operators that want to give their customers the best browsing experience available.
Here's a photo from our booth: