[thelist] Tip: surfing the web on your phone

Ian Anderson ian at zstudio.co.uk
Sun Apr 23 07:46:14 CDT 2006

Hi all,

for those whose mobile phone provider offers mobile web access, and are 
lucky enough to have an HTML capable phone, check this out:

<tip type="Google mobile" author="Ian Anderson">
Google are trialling a new service that allows you to surf the web more 
easily and productively from your mobile phone. On your phone, go to 
www.google.com (or www.google.co.uk) - you should see a pared-down 
version of the google home page.

The clever bit is, google are proxying the pages you visit through this 
search, converting them into more suitable form for navigating on your 
phone and offering a special set of links at the foot of the page to 
turn off images or return easily to the search results.

To try it without a phone, go to http://www.google.com/xhtml

Privacy issues aside, it's excellent for the user experience, and also 
offers special features - see 
http://www.google.co.uk/mobile/web_search.html for more information

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