So many people have cell phones with web access that media companies are falling over each other to deliver content to cell phones. A recent article in the New York Times noted that CBS, News Corp. and ESPN are all putting big resources into mobile content, news and video delivered to cell phones, but the article also pointed out that only 44% of cell phone users get video or Net content on their phones. Part of the problem is that many sites are not built specifically for small screens with slower connection speeds. The experience of getting news on phones has been pretty hit-or-miss. Have you tried getting news delivered to your phone or by surfing news sites on your mobile? What’s your experience been like — satisfying or frustrating? If you have found good applications or mobile browsers that help your experience, please share. I’ll run the best comments in the next Your Take Roundup.
Is getting news on your mobile phone a satisfying or frustrating experience?
By Mark Glaser
June 19, 2007
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