Brits like their wireless internet

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Thumbs UpShowing that Hostway’s numbers on the subject don’t extend to everyone, the MDA (Mobile Data Association for those who don’t know) is reporting that 12.3 million Brits used their mobile handset to access the internet during June 2006, which is about 20% of the UK’s total number of mobile phone users.

What can we attribute to this high percentage comparative to the rest of the world? Well, UK carriers have listened to our advice and designed specific websites around a mobile user’s needs, making it much easier to surf the wireless web. Orange has set up ‘Orange World’ for their mobile internet users, T-Mobile has ‘T-Zones’, O2 has ‘O2 Active’ and Vodafone has ‘Vodafone Live’ as internet portals from which customers can access the web via their handsets.

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    I am wholeheartedly in agreement that companies need to do a much better job developing website for mobile users.

    Here’s an interesting stat: There are already more digital mobile phones worldwide than televisions and PCs combined. Most have full Internet capabilities.

    So there is a huge market out there…it’s just a matter of some enterprising company really tapping into it. When there is the first huge success story of a site optimized for mobile use, that will change everything.

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    I am wholeheartedly in agreement that companies need to do a much better job developing website for mobile users.

    Here’s an interesting stat: There are already more digital mobile phones worldwide than televisions and PCs combined. Most have full Internet capabilities.

    So there is a huge market out there…it’s just a matter of some enterprising company really tapping into it. When there is the first huge success story of a site optimized for mobile use, that will change everything.