Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 13th Dec 2005 20:21 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week OSNews had the pleasure of meeting with three of the people behind the new Nokia S60 browser sharing with us information about the project. Dig in for more info and lots of screenshots.
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Mobile browsing
by Feike Wierda on Tue 13th Dec 2005 22:02 UTC
Feike Wierda
Member since:
2005-07-06

This has probably been asked many times before, but wat are the real world uses for mobile browsing?

I mean, this new Nokia thingy looks really neat and it appears to be a real improvement over the 'previous generation' mobile browsers, but how many people are actually going to use this on a daily basis?

To me, these gadgets are still mostly something you buy, show to your friends over a few beers in your favorite bar ("Look here, guys, this is really coolll") and then stick it back in your pocket only to never use the browsing capabilities of your phone again. Or am I the only one who it this way?

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RE: Mobile browsing
by jaboua on Tue 13th Dec 2005 22:11 in reply to "Mobile browsing"
jaboua Member since:
2005-09-08

As long as I have enough money on my card, I browse wap and if I'm on the road, I use opera mini some times, so yes, I would probably use it.

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RE: Mobile browsing
by Eugenia on Tue 13th Dec 2005 22:13 in reply to "Mobile browsing"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Most of the new Nokia phones come with WiFi, so these phones --eventually-- are going to replace the PDAs, at least in the business world. Quite a few people use a mobile device to browse the net daily, OSNews alone receives 2000 hits daily from mobile/text-mode users.

I personally use mobile browsing quite a bit. There are mobile pages for slashdot, news.com, gmail, osnews, gnomefiles, msn, yahoo etc, and when there is none, RSS does it as well too.

Last week we went to Reno, NV, for vacations with my husband and we had with us an MS smartphone with a 176x220 screen. While driving there we used it to go to weather sites and check out the weather and the road conditions (it was snowing you see). It proved to be an extremely useful tool, even if involved a lot of scrolling around with IE.

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