Are You a Mobile Web User?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on May 27, 2008

Do you use a smartphone to browse the Web? What sites do you go to, and what for? I’d love to talk to you about your experience for a story. Please e-mail me at olga_kharif@businessweek.com. Thanks for your help!

Reader Comments

Carolyn Sieve

May 27, 2008 6:49 PM

I use the mobile Web on a Blackberry that my company provides me. Usually I look up restaurants and places I'm going to when I'm on the road. I often go to the New York Times mobile site at mobile.nytimes.com for news. Another great site is www.skweezer.com, which I use for searches and most of my browsing when I'm going to non-mobile websites. I owned my Blackberry for about a year before I used the browser for the first time, but now that I know how, I use it every single day.

Peter Kropf

May 27, 2008 11:14 PM

I use some widgets on the iPhone. And browse occasionally.

Shane T

May 28, 2008 4:21 PM

I use the HTC tilt windows mobile device alot to browse. Google really has it down for me. I use Gmail, Maps and search all on Google. I also use a web app called logmein to remote control my home PC and servers over the web via the mobile web. My whole office is now my phone. I can be working out in St.Louis 24fitness and reboot a server in Japan with my phone. It's a great time for technology.

James Fair

May 28, 2008 6:11 PM

I have found the iPhone to be a lot of fun to use to answer those questions that come up in casual conversations (at the level of "What is the capital of Bolivia?" or "Is that book still in print?") but which I will, in senior-moment fashion, have forgotten about by the time I am back at my desktop. The maps and weather functions are pretty helpful while on the road or just on a walk in a new neighborhood. Finally, I can log onto a couple of blogs (especially Rex Parker's at http://rexwordpuzzle.blogspot.com/)
just as soon as I finish the New York Times crossword puzzle to check out my solution and compare notes with other NYT crossword fanatics.

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