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Five reasons why the mobile Web still doesn’t work

Scott Karp at Publishing 2.0 has a nice synopsis of why trying to surf Web pages from a mobile phone is so frustrating. His observations are pretty consistent with my experience, although I think the iPhone’s Web browsing is pretty darn good; it just needs a faster connection than the AT&T; Edge network can offer.

Here’s the list of Scott’s five complaints:

  1. Wireless carrier networks are SLOW
  2. Public Wi-Fi access is a SCAM
  3. Sites aren’t formatted for small screens
  4. Mobile device screens are too small
  5. Advertising gets in the way