The Mobile Search Battle
Opera, the Norwegian browser maker, ended its cooperation with Yahoo , and chose Google to again be the default search engine for Opera Mobile and Opera Mini in 2008. Just a year ago, Opera had dumped Google for Yahoo. It is not going all Google’s way as earlier this year T-Mobile Europe replaced Google with Yahoo for its mobile portal web ‘N Walk.
Apparently, there is a fierce battle for mobile search, due to its the huge market. According to Opera there are 35 million cumulative users browsing 1.7 billion pages within a month. Much of the traffic is generated through searches.
(News source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,142927-page,1/article.html)