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Old 03-31-2009, 12:00 PM
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<p>A lot more companies than you might think have mobile websites but they aren't always easy to find. Often, the site won't sniff your browser string so you get the full site, or you may have modified your browser string so your bank won't ignore your browser. If that is the case, you might want to add some of these links to your favorites folder.</p><ul><li>NY Times - <a href="http://mobile.nytimes.com" target="_blank">http://mobile.nytimes.com</a></li><li>TiVo - <a href="http://m.tivo.com" target="_blank">http://m.tivo.com</a></li><li>Drudge Report - <a href="http://idrudgereport.com/" target="_blank">http://idrudgereport.com/</a></li><li>Hotmail - <a href="http://m.mail.live.com" target="_blank">http://m.mail.live.com</a> (this is new and in beta)</li><li>Slashdot.org - <a href="http://slashdot.org/palm" target="_blank">http://slashdot.org/palm</a></li><li>Wikipedia - <a href="http://en.mobile.wikipedia.org/" target="_blank">http://en.mobile.wikipedia.org/</a> - Change the "en" in the URL to the language of your choice</li><li>ebay - <a href="http://m.ebay.com" target="_blank">http://m.ebay.com</a></li><li>ESPN - <a href="http://m.espn.go.com/wireless/" target="_blank">http://m.espn.go.com/wireless/</a></li><li>Facebook - <a href="http://m.facebook.com" target="_blank">http://m.facebook.com</a></li><li>Linkedin - <a href="http://m.linkedin.com" target="_blank">http://m.linkedin.com</a></li><li>Netflix - <a href="http://www.netflix.com/Mobile" target="_blank">http://www.netflix.com/Mobile</a> - this link is handy, but I much prefer the new <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/totalaccess/software/software/netflix.mspx" target="_blank">Mobile Manager for Netflix</a>.</li><li>Continental Airlines - <a href="http://pda.continental.com/pda20/Default.aspx" target="_blank">http://pda.continental.com/pda20/Default.aspx</a></li><li>Accuweather - <a href="http://www.accuweather.com/pda/pda_5dy.asp" target="_blank">http://www.accuweather.com/pda/pda_5dy.asp</a></li><li>Weather Underground - <a href="http://m.wund.com/" target="_blank">http://m.wund.com/</a></li><li>FedEx - <a href="http://mobile.fedex.com/" target="_blank">http://mobile.fedex.com/</a></li><li>CNN - <a href="http://m.cnn.com/" target="_blank">http://m.cnn.com/</a></li><li>Fox News - <a href="http://foxnews.mobi" target="_blank">http://foxnews.mobi</a> (see, someone <em>did</em> make use of the .mobi domain. <img border="0" src="http://www.ehansberry.com/ppct/wink.gif" /></li><li>Mobile Speed Test - <a href="http://www.dslreports.com/mspeed?jisok=1" target="_blank">http://www.dslreports.com/mspeed?jisok=1</a></li></ul><p>Those are a few of the mobile sites I frequently use. Twitter has one of course, but it automatically detects your browser, as do the Thought Media sites. Do you have any good general interest&nbsp;mobile links for sites that don't automatically redirect your browser?</p>
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:49 PM
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The link to Accuweather should rather be http://www.accuweather.com/m/
 
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:16 PM
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You can find a lot of PDA-optimized website URLs here.. http://cantoni.mobi/
 
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Some of my favorites:

http://m.delicious.com/
http://secure.logmein.com/pda/
http:/m.google.com/reader
http://m.flickr.com/
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:46 PM
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A few more:

MSNBC - http://news.mobile.msn.com/
Yahoo! News - http://us.m.yahoo.com/p/news?refer=a00249&feed=7d94a6
Newsweek - http://mobile.newsweek.com/
CNet News.com - http://m.news.com
Information Week - http://wap.informationweek.com/
Variety (entertainment news) - http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=channel
FlightStats (arrivals/departures for airlines) - http://mobile.flightstats.com
 
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One of my favorite sites is www.wsj.com. The website detects that I'm coming in from the mobile version of Internet Explorer and formats the information accordingly.

A huge irritant is that none of the MSDN blogs: blogs/msdn.com/xxx autodetect for mobile browsers and reformat for optimal viewing. Not even the MSDN blogs concerned with Windows Mobile and related topics. That is so strange.

Thank goodness there are the Thoughts Media sites which set the standard for mobile viewing (including the forums).

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Old 04-01-2009, 12:05 PM
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A few more:

MSNBC - http://news.mobile.msn.com/
Yahoo! News - http://us.m.yahoo.com/p/news?refer=a00249&feed=7d94a6
Newsweek - http://mobile.newsweek.com/
CNet News.com - http://m.news.com
Information Week - http://wap.informationweek.com/
Variety (entertainment news) - http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=channel
FlightStats (arrivals/departures for airlines) - http://mobile.flightstats.com
ha! You'd think I'd have figured out the Information Week stuff given this blog.

Other good links there too. I'll be adding a few of them.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:26 PM
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For me I'd add ..
 
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You can find a lot of PDA-optimized website URLs here.. http://cantoni.mobi/
Cantoni is a good resource for mobile sites!

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