MacRumors WAP and Mobile Editions

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    MacRumors now offers two 'on the go' versions of the main news page.

    http://wap.macrumors.com offers a WAP/WML based version of the most recent stories for your WAP-enabled cellular phone. Any internal MacRumors.com links in these stories now link to their WAP-equivalents and are denoted by (WAP), so that cell phone users may browse referenced MacRumors stories with ease.

    http://mobile.macrumors.com offers a lite version of MacRumors designed for Palms/Windows CE/etc... (and of course any prototype Apple PDAs that may be floating around out there). Again, any internal MacRumors links in this area link to their mobile equivalents.
     
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    Any prototype Apple PDAs floating around? Looks like eye just got a slap in the face with this one...
     
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    Yes!! I'll finally be in touch 'on the go' with MacRumors on my iWalk! <shhhhh!>
     
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    EXCELLENT WORK!!!

    Now that's what I call service!!

    I asume these services will be in full swing during the MWSF too??

    Keep it up, any more surprises in 2004, or are you keeping them secret until the 6th....


    ;)
     
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    Cool, arn.
    Maybe I should've gotten that 1 meg data plan for my new phone... ;)
     
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    sorry... no the mobile and wap versions will not be updated for the keynote.

    mobile users can hit the regular macrumors page which will be a 'lite' version anyhow during the keynote.

    arn
     
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    And I'm glad I have UNLIMITED data on my new phone! ;)
     
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    what timing.. I got an ipaq for xmas!! .. now I dont need to lug my pismo into the .. uh.. you know ;-) .. who is better than Arn???
     
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    Oh God. i just did it....and it worked. Now i can check MacRumors anywhere!!! Too bad about the keynote. Regardless, this is so cool.

    Phone.jpg
     
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    I can't believe the level of expansion MR has seen over the past year. Good work, Arn.

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    This is great. Accessing the site on my cell phone used to be a pain. The new WAP site is fantastic!
     
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    Still looking for that focus button huh? :eek: ;) :D
     
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    You can check it on your cell phone, too

    You can still check the keynote on your cell.. I have been checking macrumors.com on my T-68i for the past 10 days while on vacation. It's easy, using google's wap gateway:

    http://www.466453.com

    which lets you enter search queries by simply using the number equivalent of your search term. Enter

    622786677 to search for
    macrumors

    If you bookmark that, you can update it even when it switches to low-bandwidth version. See screenshot, attached.
     

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    Another nice improvement! I see the links to http://mobile.macrumors.com and http://wap.macrumors.com at the bottom of the three main pages.

    Hey arn, haven't you reached the limit of time and effort you can put into this site!!?? MacRumors, forums, daily polls, Buyer's Guide, MacBytes, DailyTunes, new design, software updates, and now WAP and mobile? Will your expansion projects never end?
     
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    arn said that the main site will be switched over to its low bandwidth version during the keynote, so you should be able to use your mobile devices to access keynote info just fine through the main page.
     
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    I am such a digicam novice. Point and shoot just doesn't work for me. That pic was the best of 5. :rolleyes: I try.
     
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    I guess I will have to get internet access for my cell phone.

    All I do online is read MacRumors...
     
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    Neat-o! Macrumors just keeps on getting better by the moment!
     
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    Thanks Arn!!!

    The mobile site works great on my T-Mobile Sidekick!!
     
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    Thanks! Works well on my Treo 270 with GPRS

    Arn,

    Thank you for the hard work. It looks and works great on my Treo 270 on T-Mobile's GPRS. Good job! Kudos.
     
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    Say arn, doesn't the new XHTML/CSS format decrease your bandwidth load. How come you can't keep the full version of the site up during the keynote. Is the bandwidth load during the keynote simply too prohibitive.
     

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