Opera Passes 100m Users, Launches on iPhone

David Murphy

Opera Software has revealed that Opera browsers are now used by more than 100 million people worldwide, with 50 million users on Windows, Mac and Linux computers, and another 50 million using Opera Mini on mobile phones, plus a smaller number using Opera browsers on game consoles, TVs and set-top boxes.
Operas record growth shows that we are on the right track, and that as user needs grow, we are growing right along with them, says Opera CEO, Lars Boilesen. Opera for Desktop delivers the fastest browsing experience on the planet, with a visionary approach to features and a user-friendly design.
Separately, Opera has announced that Opera Mini has been approved for iPhone and iPod touch on the Apple App Store. Opera says that Opera Mini will be available as a free download within 24 hours, depending on market.
Opera Mini enables fast mobile Web browsing by compressing data by up to 90% before sending content to the device, resulting in significantly improved page loading. The company says that Opera Mini users will notice an uptake in speed, especially on slower networks, and that surfing the web with Opera Mini on iPhone and iPod touch will help users save money because of its data compression capabilities, particularly when used while roaming.