Opera Mini iPhone App Hits 1 Million Downloads On First Day

Even Apple didn’t sold a million units of its iPads in one day. Of course, the Apple iPad is far from free and requires more than a simple download, but the fact that the Opera Mini Web Browser for the iPhone had one million downloads in just one day is still pretty impressive.

Even Apple didn’t sold  a million units of its iPads in one day. Of course, the Apple iPad is far from free and requires more than a simple download, but the fact that the Opera Mini Web Browser for the iPhone had one million downloads in just one day is still pretty impressive.

The Opera Mini Web Browser was approved April 13th and became available for users on the Apple App Store soon after. The app climbed the rankings quickly and is now the #1 free application in 69 countries (out of 90). These are the stats as of now:

  • Ranked in the Top Overall free in 86 countries, among which the United States.
  • Ranked #1 Top Overall free in 69 countries.
  • Ranked #1 Productivity in 82 countries.

Other highly anticipated iPhone apps like Skype (two days) and PayPal (nearly three weeks) took well longer to reach one million downloads. Our congratulations, Opera.

It will be interesting to see how many users will use Opera’s browser instead of Safari, for now at least Opera’s browser is gaining a lot of traction. If you’ve downloaded the app and tested it, we’d love for you to tell us if you’re going to keep using it, and what your general thoughts are. [Opera on Apple’s iTunes via TechCrunch]

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