Mobile Web Usage is overwhelmingly dominated by Men – 96 percent of all to be precise. According to latest Opera State of Mobile Web report, only 4 percent female users use Mobile web lowest in the world. Even countries like Nigeria (5.4%) have more Female Mobile web users.
Comparatively, the global percentage of Female Mobile Web users stands at 23 percent, growth of nearly 100 percent over 2009. South Africa has highest Female users (43.5%) followed by the United States (35.6%), Russia (32.4%) and the United Kingdom (31.5%).
As far as the Mobile web user age-group is concerned 91 percent of all are less than 27 years of age, clearly showing high adoption by younger Indians.
Mobile Web Growth in India
Mobile Web saw significant growth (371.7 %) in mobile page-views as well as user-base (354.6%) over last year. [previous SMW reports]
Top 10 sites in India browsed on Mobile (unique users)
Top handsets for July 2010
1. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
2. Nokia 2700c
3. Nokia 2690
4. Nokia 3110c
5. Nokia 2730c
6. Nokia N70
7. Nokia 6300
8. Nokia 7210c
9. Nokia N73
10. Nokia N72
Its all Nokia for now, but soon enough we should see a change in the top mobile handsets chart – and I would not be surprised if it is one of those local Indian Mobile brands :)