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Old 02 October 2007, 13:06   #11
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I got nokia but evy time i uses it i hears voices.
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Old 03 October 2007, 06:24   #12
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I'm curious to know if people use these phones for browsing the web and if so what type of sites are useful for phones?

And are there any RIB sites developed for viewing on phones?
I think web browsing for these phones really is pretty much of a waste of time, the screens are just too small, and the data transfer rates are too slow. Email is about the only thing they are good for IMHO. Because of the size of the average pocket, the phones sizes wont change much I don't think, and web browsing will always be a peripheral service for them. There are other gadgets more suited though, like pmp's and PDA's but not all have phone connectivity, so you'd still need a wireless or blue tooth link with a phone to be able to browse with them.. me I just wait till I get home ...... then fight with the wife and kids to get on
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Got to play with an N95 for 5 min today. Better than the T-mobile one i have but was only testing one part of it so didnt get a long "play"

Would love one but cant afford it.

(I have submerged another Nokia. Got wet in an aquapac (on club rescue) then put it in my BA before I went swimming with it!!. Shame Nokia dont repair FOC cos they would be busy with my phones!)
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I asked because I just set up Paul Tilley's website and also made a WAP page of contact details.

I doubt very much that it will get hits from mobile users for the reasons you give. i.e. screen is just too small to be really useful although basic info works OK. I don't have a WAP enabled phone so got the local phone shop to test it for me on a 240 pixel wide SonyErricson which works OK.

If you'd like to test for me on other screen sizes, then just put www.tidel.biz into the url lookup on your phone and report back if there is a problem.
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Got to play with an N95 for 5 min today. Better than the T-mobile one i have but was only testing one part of it so didnt get a long "play"

Would love one but cant afford it.

(I have submerged another Nokia. Got wet in an aquapac (on club rescue) then put it in my BA before I went swimming with it!!. Shame Nokia dont repair FOC cos they would be busy with my phones!)
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I asked because I just set up Paul Tilley's website and also made a WAP page of contact details.

I doubt very much that it will get hits from mobile users for the reasons you give. i.e. screen is just too small to be really useful although basic info works OK. I don't have a WAP enabled phone so got the local phone shop to test it for me on a 240 pixel wide SonyErricson which works OK.

If you'd like to test for me on other screen sizes, then just put www.tidel.biz into the url lookup on your phone and report back if there is a problem.
Everything should be centered.

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I think you have done a cracking job on his site. Although not a web designer I have been working with computers for longer than I can remember and have used the net from the very early days so I think I am qualified to comment.

I NEVER use my phone to surf the net - just too annoying - will check it out on my Ipaq for you later though.

I like the fact it's nice and simple with no stupid flash stuff or tiny frames. It stilll amazes me just how bad some big companies web sites are - and I bet they paid a fortune for them!!!
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Glad you liked it. I posted in two places where I thought asking for people to test the WAP phone page would get some response but in both cases there was no response. I think that kind of proves the point that phones are not used for web.
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One of my colleagues at work has one for sale.

The only reason I'm not buying it is that it doesn't have the software bundle that "3" ship the 'phone with.

I'll get you a price if you want...

Anyway, whats with the has someone dropped one in the wet stuff? Was it the ginger ninja?
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I asked because I just set up Paul Tilley's website and also made a WAP page of contact details.

I doubt very much that it will get hits from mobile users for the reasons you give. i.e. screen is just too small to be really useful although basic info works OK. I don't have a WAP enabled phone so got the local phone shop to test it for me on a 240 pixel wide SonyErricson which works OK.

If you'd like to test for me on other screen sizes, then just put www.tidel.biz into the url lookup on your phone and report back if there is a problem.
Everything should be centered.

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When I try it I get an error 502 Bad gateway message , but other sites work ok

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I guess it must be your phone or provider causing that because it seems to work on the phones and emulators I have been able to try it on.
It's not going to work on older phones and phones with a screen width less than 176 pixels it won't look too clever.
Most new phones are using 240 pixel wide screens.
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