iPhone Means Death Of “Mobile Web”

Aug 1st, 2007 | By | Category: iPhone

Research firm Forrester has released a new report looking at the state of the “mobile web” – custom web sites developed for cell phones – and says the iPhone will put the slimmed-down mobile sites out of their misery.

According to Forrester’s Vidya Lakshmipathy:

On June 29, 2007, Apple released the highly anticipated iPhone to the public. Forrester evaluated the iPhone’s capabilities, and we believe that the iPhone signals the beginning of the end for the mobile Web as we know it today: Stripped-down sites crammed onto the small screens of devices meant for phoning, not browsing, will become a thing of the past. Companies looking to stay on top of this trend should get iPhones and experience their capabilities for themselves. Going forward, firms should continue to experiment with the mobile Web sites they own today in order to learn how to create content that is timely, location-aware, and actionable for users on the go.

Just as important, the iPhone demonstrates vividly that cell-phones can effectively handle podcasts, video-podcasts, YouTube content and other Internet media.

No Responses to “iPhone Means Death Of “Mobile Web””

  1. LinkTree says:

    This is just bull..
    A long time will go until the iPhone (and phones like it) will have any real hold in the mass population.
    Most of the user will be use the internet on there old small phone for more time to go.

  2. Study Guide says:

    I think I agree with LinkTree; I don’t think we should expect this change to come all of a sudden. Albeit, interesting article.

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