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AOL Reformats Web For Phone Screens

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Apr 3, 2006, 1:09 PM   by (staff)

AOL today launched a new service for the AOL portal subscribers can access through carriers. Users can now use AOL to access websites formatted for desktop browsers on their phones. When requesting a page, either through the "Surf the Web" link or by selecting a search result, AOL will reformat the page before delivering it to a phone's browser. Users will first receive a page with the main content of the site, including all text and reformatted graphics, and a link to a separate page with the site's navigation sidebars. The service is initially available through Sprint but should be added to additional carrier portals soon. Google offers a similar service through its mobile search page and a separate browsing link.

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txhldm05

Apr 3, 2006, 4:26 PM

Finally

Since WAP never cought up ...Lets hope that others will start formating content for cellphones. The web is unusable even from the pda-hones.

I hate AOL but I hope that others will follow suit. Actually the only one from the biggies is wap.yahoo.com.

txhldm
Others already have. Yahoo like you mentioned; Google is the one I use - just go to google.com on your phone, and any search you do, they format the pages to fit your phone. Works pretty well, just not perfect yet.

I don't like AOL at all; I don'...
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