The latest phones using the Opera Mini mobile web browser is on the rise, a new report suggests.

According to figures released this week by the manufacturer of the portable internet surfing software, there were 12.1 per cent more people logging on to the application in March than the previous month.

Opera also claims that in terms of year on year statistics the “major jump” of its recent usership equates to growth of 157 per cent for the same period in 2008.

The software provides mobile users with an alternative to standard web browsers that come with the latest phones such as Internet Explorer and the Symbian S60 variant.

Jon von Tetzchner, chief executive of Opera, said: “As millions of people each month discover the web through Opera Mini, content providers have an incredible opportunity to seize competitive advantage in this new medium.”

In addition, Opera said 8.6 billion pages were viewed using its offering during the same month – an increase of 17.4 per cent on February and 255 per cent on the previous March.

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