Linked by David Adams on Thu 24th Jun 2010 18:30 UTC, submitted by neticspace
Internet & Networking Internet users throughout the world, and particularly in the United States, have long been chastened to hear of South Korea's legendary broadband penetration. The urbanized, technologically-advanced nation has been famous for rolling out ultra high speed network for the majority of its citizens, and many of us have looked on with envy. However, it turns out it's not all good news. An OSNews reader gives us the skinny from the trenches in Korea.
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RE[2]: Japan has similar issues
by TheGZeus on Thu 24th Jun 2010 21:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Japan has similar issues"
TheGZeus
Member since:
2010-05-19

I really don't think there's much of an excuse for not using XHTML in a mobile browser anymore, and everyone who cares about mobile experience has an iPhone over there.
While I hate the iFoo ecosystem, the browser is good.

It also doesn't jive well with all the flash and Java Applets.
_and_ they have mobile versions of many sites.

So yeah, I think it's more "This was best-practices when we made this site. Why should we change it?"

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wanderingk88 Member since:
2008-06-26

I haven't seen a single Japanese person using an iPhone in the two weeks I was there.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

I saw at least one in my vicinity on every ride on the Yamanote line, less often on the Ginza line, and often while walking around.
Multiple people at the 'guesthouse'(hostel, really) I was staying at had them, including all the people that worked there.

That was Tokyo, though.

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