Yes, and with mobile apps in particular, it seems vital to adapt to user preferences in a granular way. The smallness of the interface, the many "moving parts" that go into the experience, make it essential that providers stay in tune with the fine points.
Yes, many of these Web sites are in drastic need of updating their mobile-enabled capabilities. It would be great of sites would recognize not just the browser, but the type of device in order to determine what type of page to display.
As for IE, when I forward an article via e-mail on the BlackBerry, IE's subject line is great -- it shows the name of the site, the author and the name of the blog. I don't remember what Android displays.
These annoyances may seem small now, but IMO they will comprise the "make or break" differentiators in mobile computing. It's just going to take some smart developers to make hay out of what appear to be minor nitpicks.
Businesses helped neighbors with Internet access and mobile device charge-ups during Sandra. Following that example, enterprises should consider preparing Internet disaster plans to help the public during disasters.
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