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Opinion: Au One – how separate should the desktop and mobile Internet be?

kddi_logoe.jpgLater this month, KDDI will be launching its Au One integrated portal for both PCs and mobile devices in Japan, and this has got us thinking (again) about the differences between using mobile- and desktop-oriented Internet services. We frequently argue that the mobile environment is very different from the desktop one, and that Internet-based services therefore need to address each differently. But does this imply that the two should be entirely separate, and that applications designed for one should never darken the door of the other? Clearly not. While services like Mizpee are obviously designed to be used on the move, others such as the all-conquering YouTube can be just as suitable for mobile devices as they are for desktop computers , albeit with a little tweaking here and there. (more…)

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September 4, 2007 at 7:07 pm


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