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Nokia Smartphone Hacks by Michael Juntao Yuan

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Chapter 9. The Mobile Web

Hacks 50–57: Introduction

The World Wide Web is a killer application for PCs. It was widely expected that the Web would become a killer application on connected smart mobile devices as well. After all, the ability to access information, such as news, weather, movie tickets, and Yellow Pages listings, at any time from anywhere is very appealing. However, accessing the Web from a small mobile phone is not as straightforward as accessing the Web from a desktop PC. You have to watch out for several things. Tools such as mobile portals and search engines can significantly improve the overall web-browsing experience for mobile phone users. In the first half of this chapter, you will learn how to make the best use of resources on the Web. You will also learn how to develop and publish your own web sites for mobile phones.

In addition to traditional web sites, weblogs (a.k.a. blogs) have emerged as an important form of web publishing in recent years. Blog content typically includes a personal diary, commentary, and links to other web sites, all organized in reverse chronological order. Images are also often included in blog posts. As smartphones become ubiquitous in our society, using the phone to read and update blogs from anywhere at any time gives both blog readers and authors new degrees of freedom. In the second half of this chapter, you will learn how to take advantage of your Nokia smartphone to read and post to blogs.

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