Opera Mini’s success on GetJar shows that a globally available, open, cross-platform mobile application store can indeed make some headway in the face of the iPhone AppStore. GetJar boasts over 50,000 mobile applications for all major handsets and platforms – which is arguably better than the AppStore’s 65,000 iPhone apps that only work on the iPhone and are sometimes country-specific.
I've previously sung the praises of Opera Mini -- it really is the best mobile browsing experience out there, better than Safari on iPhone, even.
There, I said it. :-P