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OPINION: What do you think about the Mobile Version of PPCW.Net
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 22.10.03 - 21:02:23 CET under 09 - Thoughts - Viewed 5786x
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Hmmm... 8O Now I'm a little bit irritated and surprised if it is me or the visitor who mailed me a comment below some minutes ago and I wonder who is wrong here...

Normally I don't push comments like these into public but this time I will do it because I want to hear your opinion but first the E-Mail (without the name and E-Mail address for sure):

Dear Arnie!
Some minutes ago I've watched your "review" of the o2 xda 2 on my Pocket PC which I've connected through GPRS with the Internet. But instead of getting facts I got tons of photos and screenshots.

I think it's a sauciness to blow up the mobile version of your site with so many photos which increases my GPRS bill dramatically!

Maybe, because you get GPRS for free as a journalist, enjoy accessing full blown web sites but I have to pay GPRS by myself.

I would kindly ask you to remove photos from further articles and reviews or use less of them.

Kind regard

Well, honestly I'm speechless... :| :roll: I got tons of comments about PPCW.Net from "great work" to "crap work" but I've never received such a comment about the mobile version of PPCW.Net. :lol:
In fact I try to give you the same content on your mobile device (Pocket PC or Smartphone) as on your desktop (as long as you don't use AvantGo which is a reduced PPCW.Net version to save storage space on your device) and especially about the Pocket PC 2003 I'm proud because it's also the same look and feels as the desktop version.

Even if I'm not planning to change anything ;-) :P (because I for myself want to get on mobile devices what I get on the desktop as well) I would like to hear what you think about the mobile version of PPCW.Net (in case you access it from time to time with your Pocket PC or Smartphone). Should I really exclude photos and pictures (at least - to save transmission costs that's the reason why I reduce every picture to a maximum width of 240 pixel) or do you enjoy what you get on your mobile devices?

And no - I don't get GPRS for free but have to pay for it as well! Neither T-Mobile, nor Vodafone, nor E-Plus, nor O2 Germany are supporting me and I have to pay my monthly bill like you! :twisted:

Last but not least: you can call me Arne, Mr. Hess or Herr Heß but who is "Arnie"? :lol:

Cheers ~ Arne