Mobile phones create the need for mobile news

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Mobile news has been in its developing stages for a while, but as phone plans get cheaper, cell phones get fancier and the iPhone becomes popular the demand for news to go is steadily increasing. Most PDAs and iPhones are capable of viewing the internet as it would appear on a computer screen. However, most news sites are not compatible with phones with smaller screens.

Ideally, there should be one site for regular viewers and another, more scaled-down version for mobile phone users (e.g. www.facebook.com and m.facebook.com). Mobile news for the average cell phone means less text, little to no images, more links and an easy to use navigation system. Think Vitamin offers detailed tips on making your site more mobile friendly. In addition, xFruits offers, among other services, an RSS to mobile feed that scales down news to its most basic format.