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News on Mobile Devices

Dave Winer is excited by the ability of mobile devices to show news, and has created a service to show the NY Times on a Blackberry. Great stuff.

I’ve been reading news on my Treo for some time, using the RSS reader HandRSS (now QuickNews).

What Dave has done looks easier for users, and therefore looks like a step forward.

2 Comments on “News on Mobile Devices”

  1. #1 Jon Garfunkel
    on Aug 23rd, 2006 at 1:25 pm

    Umm, then why does every commenter to BuzzMachine seem to say that this is nothing new, that low-bandwidth formats have been around for years? Jeff points over to Ewan McLeod as the one supporter, and every comment there (excepting Winer) has an takes exception to its utlity and novelty.

    Sometimes the readers know more than the writer. And sometimes the writer just doesn’t care.

  2. #2 Dan Gillmor
    on Aug 23rd, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    I think it’s at least useful. Again, not entirely new, but (if you want what he’s feeding) the easiest way so far to see it on a mobile device.