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Global Mobile Web Browsers Industry

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Mobile Web Browsers Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Mobile Web Browsers in Number of Users in Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 31 companies including many key and niche players such as Access Co., Ltd., Apple, Inc., Google, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Mozilla Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Opera Software ASA, Research in Motion Limited, and UC Mobile Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

'Internet' - A Key Information Delivery Tool II-1

Table 1: Rapid Proliferation of Internet: Breakdown of Number

of Internet Users for Years 2000 & 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1

Table 2: Internet Penetration Rates (In %) Worldwide by

Select Geographic Region/Country for the year 2011 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Internet Browsing Incomplete without Web Browsers II-2

Mobile Internet Brings Mobile Web Browsers in Spotlight II-3

Table 3: Worldwide Mobile Internet Traffic (2008-2010) (In

terabyte (TB)/month) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Continued Rise in Mobile Users: A Key Opportunity Indicator II-5

Table 4: World Market for Mobile Handsets: Breakdown of

Volume Sales in Million Units for Years 2011, 2013 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Growing Sophistication in Mobile Devices Augurs Well for

Mobile Web Browsers Market II-5

Table 5: World Market for Mobile Handsets by Technology -

Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Volume for 2G, 2.5G, 3G,

3.5G, and 3.9G Enabled Handsets for Years 2008, 2011 & 2014

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Smartphones Fuelling Demand for Mobile Web Browsers II-6

Smartphones Sales Continues to Grow Across the Globe II-7

Table 6: Global Market for Smart phones (2011 & 2015):

Breakdown of Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units by

Geographic Markets - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific,

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets - Independently

Analyzed with for Years 2011 and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-8

Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-8

Global Outlook II-9

Asia-Pacific - The Largest and the Fastest Growing Market for

Mobile Web Browsers II-9

Table 7: Global Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of

Mobile Handsets Sold by Region for the year 2011 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 8: Global Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of

Mobile Subscriptions by Region for the year 2011 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 9: Global Internet Usage (2011): Percentage Breakdown

of Number of Internet Users by Region - Asia, Europe, North

America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 10: World Internet Usage (2011): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Number of Internet Users by Country (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

New Territories Emerge as Potential Mobile Web Browser Markets II-12

Consumer Mobile Usage Habits Indicate Strong Potential for

Mobile Web Browsers II-12

Table 11: Global Mobile Internet Market (2010): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Revenues for MMS/SMS, Entertainment,

Advertisement/Search, Enterprise Services and Other Data

Access (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Enterprise Mobility Drives Demand for Productivity Solutions

over the Cloud II-13

Opportunity Indicators II-14

Table 12: Worldwide Mobile Worker Population (2008 & 2011):

Breakdown of Number of Mobile Workers (in Millions) by Nature

of Work - Mobile Office, Mobile Non-Office, and Mobile Home

Based (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 13: Worldwide Mobile Workforce (2010): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Number of Mobile Workers by Region (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 14: US Mobile Worker Population (2008 & 2010):

Breakdown of Number of Mobile Workers (in Millions) by Nature

of Work - Mobile Office, Mobile Non-Office, & Mobile Home

Based (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Growing Mobile Wi-Fi Usage Propels Users towards Mobile Web

Browsers II-15

Mobile Browser Market to Remain Intact Despite Growth in

Mobile Apps II-15

Latest Mobile Wireless Network Technologies - A Key Enablers II-16

Technology Developments Augurs Well for Mobile Web Browsers

Market II-16

Mobile Browsers Using Common Web Engines II-17

Competitive Scenario II-17

Table 15: World Market for Mobile Web Browsers (2011) -

Percentage Breakdown of Number of Users by Browser (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 16: World Market for Mobile Web Browsers (Mobile Phones

and Tablets) by Company - Percentage Breakdown of Number of

Users for Apple, Opera Software, Google, Nokia, RIM,

Microsoft, and Others for October, 2011 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

2. MOBILE WEB BROWSERS: AN OVERVIEW II-19

Mobile Web Browsers: An Introduction II-19

Evolution II-19

Functions of Web Browsers II-20

Features of Mobile Web Browsers II-20

Multi-tasking II-20

Bookmarks II-20

Multi-Utility User Interface II-21

Extensibility II-21

Security II-21

Standards Support II-21

Compression & Reformatting Web Content for Mobile Devices II-21

Well-known Mobile Browsers II-21

Preview of the Functions and Capabilities of Major Mobile Web

Browsers in the Market II-22

Safari II-22

Opera Mobile/Opera Mini II-22

Firefox Mobile II-23

Nokia Browser II-23

Internet Explorer II-24

3. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-25

Opera Software Inks Agreement with Idea Cellular II-25

MediaTek Selects Opera Software for Opera Mini II-25

Tencent Holdings to Distribute QQ Mobile Browser in GetJar App

Store II-25

MTN Group Inks Agreement with Opera Software II-25

DiGi Telecommunications Enters into Partnership with Opera

Software II-26

Safaricom Extends Partnership with Opera Software II-26

Bakrie Telecom Signs Agreement with Bitstream II-26

Opera Software and Bakcell Enter into Partnership II-27

Smart Communications Extends Agreement with Opera Software II-27

Opera Software to Form Joint Venture with Telling Telecom

Development II-27

Opera Software Takes Over Handster II-28

INQ Mobile Enters into Agreement with Opera Software II-28

Opera Software and Qualcomm Ink Agreement II-28

Opera Software Takes Over AdMarvel to Extend Portfolio of

Services and Products II-28

Nokia Acquires Novarra II-29

Hutchison 3G UK Enters into Partnership with Opera Software II-29

MTS Inks Agreement with Opera Software II-29

Exclaim Mobility Acquires Mobicious II-29

Research In Motion Acquires Torch Mobile II-30

Opera Software Purchases FastMail.FM Web-based email Provider II-30

Adobe Macromedia Software Enters into Partnership with

Research In Motion II-30

Opera Software Enters into Partnership with Virgin Mobile II-30

Yahoo Enters into Partnership with Opera Software II-31

Opera Software and Vodafone Ink Agreement II-31

Opera Software Enters into Partnership with SK Telecom II-31

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS II-32

Google Introduces Chrome Browser for Android Phones II-32

Opera Software Customizes Opera Mini Web Browser for SingTel

Mobile Prepaid Customers in Singapore II-32

Opera Software Rolls Out Opera Mini 7 Web Browser for Android

Platform II-32

Opera Software Introduces Opera Mini 6.5 for BlackBerry App World II-33

Opera Software Optimizes Opera Mobile Browser for MIPS-Based

Android Mobile Devices II-33

Opera Software and Intel to Unveil New Labs Version of Opera

Mobile Web Browser II-33

Opera Software Unveils Opera Mini Next Range of Web Browsers II-34

Opera Software Unveils Opera Mobile 12 II-34

Research in Motion Unveils Latest BlackBerry 7 OS with

Improved Browser II-34

Microsoft Upgrades Bing for Mobile Web Browser Service II-34

Opera Software Introduces Opera Mini for iOS for iPad and iPhone II-35

Samsung India Launches Opera Mini on Java App Store II-35

Verizon Wireless Introduces Opera Mini Browser on Feature Phones II-35

appMobi Unveils MobiUs Mobile Application Web Browser II-36

Bitstream Unveils BOLT v3.0 Mobile Web Browser II-36

Amazon Launches Amazon Silk Mobile Web Browsern II-36

Horizon Innovation (Beijing) Software Unveils Oupeng Mobile

Browser II-37

Vodafone Czech Republic Rolls Out New Version of Opera Mini

Mobile Web Browser II-37

UCWeb Launches UCWeb 8.0 Android Browser in India II-37

Kar-Tel Introduces Unlimited Mobile Internet with Opera Mini II-37

Samsung Electronic Launches Wave GT S8500 Mobile with Dolphin

Browser II-37

Access Unveils NetFront Browser 3.5 for Android II-38

Access Launches New NetFront Browser v4.0 II-38

Opera Software Introduces Opera Mini for iPhone Users II-38

Cosmote Romania Unveils web'n'walk Service Powered by Opera Mini II-38

Opera Software Introduces Native Edition of Opera Mini 5 for

Windows Mobile Handsets II-39

Opera Software Makes Opera Mini Available on Feature Phone

Models with T-Mobile USA II-39

Apple Unveils Safari 5 II-39

Opera Software Introduces Opera Mini 5.1 for Android Platform II-40

MTN South Africa Unveils Co-branded Version of Opera Mini II-40

Viva Kuwait Introduces 0.facebook.com II-40

Opera Software Unveils Opera Mobile 10 and Opera Mini 5 Mobile

Web Browsers II-40

Mozilla Unveils Mobile Firefox Web Browser II-41

Motorola and Adobe Launch Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 for

Motorola Smartphones II-41

Mozilla to Introduce Fennec Web Browser for Mobile Phones II-41

Opera Software Releases Opera Mobile 9.7 Web Browser for

Windows Mobile II-41

Kong.net and Opera Software Unveil Kong Zhong-Opera 4.0 in China II-42

SkyFire Introduces SkyFire 1.0 II-42

Novarra Launches Vision Browser 8.0 II-42

Azingo Unveils New Web Runtime and Browser for Web 2.0

Experiences on Handsets II-42

United States Cellular Introduces Mobile Internet Service II-43

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-44

Access Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-44

Apple, Inc. (US) II-44

Google, Inc. (US) II-45

Microsoft Corporation (US) II-45

Mozilla Corporation (US) II-45

Nokia Corporation (Finland) II-46

Opera Software ASA (Norway) II-46

Research in Motion Limited (Canada) II-46

UC Mobile Ltd. (China) II-47

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-48

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Mobile Web Browsers by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Number

of Users in Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 18: World Historic Review for Mobile Web Browsers by

Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Users in

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Mobile Web Browsers by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Number of

Users for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years

2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Current and Future Analysis III-1

Product Launches/Technological Developments III-1

Strategic Corporate Developments III-7

Select Regional Players III-8

B.Market Analytics III-10

Table 20: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Mobile Web Browsers Analyzed with Number of Users in Million

for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 21: US Historic Review for Mobile Web Browsers

Analyzed with Number of Users in Million for Years 2004

through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

2. CANADA III-12

A.Market Analysis III-12

Current and Future Analysis III-12

Rate of Mobile Web Browsing Expected to Increase Over Next

Few Years III-12

Product Launches III-12

Research in Motion Limited - A Leading Canadian Player III-13

B.Market Analytics III-13

Table 22: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Mobile Web Browsers Analyzed with Number of Users in

Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 23: Canadian Historic Review for Mobile Web Browsers

Analyzed with Number of Users in Million for Years 2004

through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

3. JAPAN III-15

A.Market Analysis III-15

Current and Future Analysis III-15

Product Launches III-15

Access co., ltd. - A key japanese player III-15

B.Market Analytics III-16

Table 24: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Mobile Web Browsers Analyzed with Number of Users in

Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 25: Japanese Historic Review for Mobile Web Browsers

Analyzed with Number of Users in Million for Years 2004

through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

4. EUROPE III-18

A.Market Analysis III-18

Current and Future Analysis III-18

Market Scenario III-18

Table 26: Dutch Market for Mobile Web Browsers (Q3-2011) -

Percentage Breakdown of Number of Users by Company

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 27: Polish Market for Mobile Web Browsers by Company -

Percentage Breakdown of Number of Users for Opera

Software, Google, Nokia, Apple, Dolfin, and Others for Q1

2011, Q2 2011, and Q3 2011 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-19

Product Launches III-19

Strategic Corporate Developments III-22

Key European Players III-24

B.Market Analytics III-26

Table 28: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Mobile Web Browsers Analyzed with Number of Users in

Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 29: European Historic Review for Mobile Web Browsers

Analyzed with Number of Users in Million for Years 2004

through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-28

A.Market Analysis III-28

Current and Future Analysis III-28

Market Scenario in India III-28

Table 30: Indian Market for Mobile Web Browsers by Company -

Percentage Breakdown of Number of Users for Opera

Software, Nokia, Google, and Others for Year 2011 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Market Scenario in China III-28

Comparison of Internet Usage in US and China III-29

Competition III-29

Table 31: Chinese Market for Mobile Web Browsers by Company -

Percentage Breakdown of Number of Users for UCWeb, Nokia,

Apple, Google, Opera Software, and Others for Q3 2011

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Product Launches III-29

Strategic Corporate Developments III-31

UC Mobile Ltd. - A Chinese Player III-34

B.Market Analytics III-35

Table 32: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Mobile Web Browsers Analyzed with Number of

Users in Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 33: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Mobile Web

Browsers Analyzed with Number of Users in Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

6. LATIN AMERICA III-37

A.Market Analysis III-37

Current and Future Analysis III-37

Market Scenario III-37

Table 34: Mexican Market for Mobile Web Browsers by Company -

Percentage Breakdown of Number of Users for Opera

Software, Nokia, Apple, Google, RIM, Obigo, Access, and

Others for Q3 2011 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 35: Brazilian Market for Mobile Web Browsers by

Company - Percentage Breakdown of Number of Users for

Nokia, Opera Software, Obigo, Access, Google, Jasmine,

Motorola, Apple, and Others for Q3 2011 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

B.Market Analytics III-38

Table 36: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Mobile Web Browsers Analyzed with Number of

Users in Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 37: Latin American Historic Review for Mobile Web

Browsers Analyzed with Number of Users in Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

7. REST OF WORLD III-40

A.Market Analysis III-40

Current and Future Analysis III-40

Product Launches III-40

Strategic Corporate Developments III-40

B.Market Analytics III-41

Table 38: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Mobile Web Browsers Analyzed with Number of

Users in Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 39: Rest of World Historic Review for Mobile Web

Browsers Analyzed with Number of Users in Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 31

The United States (12)

Canada (1)

Japan (3)

Europe (4)

- Rest of Europe (4)

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (10)

Africa (1)

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