Browser Wars

Two mobile phone browser firms have released stats showing their popularity among mobile users.
Bitstream says that its BOLT mobile web browser has served more than 100 million page views for its users around the world in six months since its public debut, with adoption growing at the rate of 50% month-on-month. Since February, the average usage rate of BOLT has tripled, with the companys servers reporting more than 1.4 million pages rendered daily. Meanwhile, Opera Software has revealed that Opera Mini users have viewed more than 10 billion pages in one month for the first time in June, according to its State of the Mobile Web report. You can download the full report here.
Opera notes that in June 2009, Opera Mini had almost 26.5 million unique consumer users, a 4.2% increase from May 2009, and more than 143% up on June 2008. These numbers reflect only the Opera Mini users who have specifically chosen to install the browser on their phone.
Those 26.5 million people viewed more than 10.4 billion pages in June 2009. This means that Opera Mini servers were processing more than 346 million pages per day. Since May, page views have gone up 8.4%. Since June 2008, page views have increased 224%.
In June, Opera Mini users generated more than 168.4 million MB of data for operators worldwide. Since May, the data consumed went up by 5.6%. Opera notes that data in Opera Mini is compressed up to 90%, and that if this data were uncompressed, Opera Mini users would have viewed almost 1.7 PB (Petabyte) of data in June. Since June 2008, data traffic is up 236%.