Help: State of the Mobile Web in America ..


I am speaking at the Mobile Web Americas conference(and it promises to be a great event)

Being based in London, I dont have an idea of the specific issues people in America face when they access the Mobile Web. Hence, I am trying to gather some stories/real experiences.

Would be great if you can add something.

Always happy to refer back to you in the presentation/blog etc

Thanks in advance for your help

kind rgds



  1. Cookies are profoundly broken, and there is no viable work-around. Operators munge the device ID so that it is indecipherable without a partnership with the operator.
    You can’t send links to a Verizon customer and have it work. They’ve removed the ability to follow a link in SMS (at least on some phones).
    Slow processor speed.
    Poor site design in some cases.
    LONG browser launch times (and the inability to leave the browser running).
    Lack of billing transparency for per-kB data plans – how much is this going to cost?

  2. Ajit Jaokar says:

    thanks barbara! rgds ajit

  3. Babar Bhatti says:

    Operators have extremely tight control over the phones. Phones are locked, with many operators you can’t download an application. Usability is very poor. Browsing the web is made cumbersome.

  4. James Pearce says:

    One assumes that you disclosed this when you applied for a speaking slot!
    Or rather, I imagine you were invited to be able to dislose the state of affairs over in Europe – ther than recount the audience’s problems back to them.
    I’ll see you there ;-)