Opera says its Opera Mini mobile browser now has more than 50 million monthly users. The browser was launched four years ago and has seen the number of unique users increase by 150% in the last 12 months.
Opera Mini will work on most mobile handsets, compressing web pages by up to 90% before loading them, which saves time and data charges.
Lars Boilesen, Opera's CEO, said "Our original goal with Opera Mini was to make the Web available to everyone, regardless of their network or mobile phone. Fifty million active monthly users is a great start. Opera’s innovative nature and its popularity among users will help us make the mobile Web even more accessible and attractive to more people across the world."