MWC09: TeliaSonera and Bytemobile Inserting Ads Into 3rd Party Content

Bytemobile is a mobile infrastructure services company. One of its products is web to mobile transcoder that it markets  to mobile network operators under the name Web Fidelity.  Competitors include Openwave, Novarra and Infogin.  At the Mobile World Congress today, Bytemobile announced an agreement with Sweden’s TeliaSonera.  It was an occasion to celebrate for Bytemobile as it represents the company’s 100th customer network deployment (press release). While I congratulate Bytemobile on their success, I also found something potentially troubling in … Continue reading

MWC09 – dotMobi Instant Mobilizer

No, I’m not at MWC (Mobile Web Congress), the huge mobile industry trade show in Barcelona.  I’m following it closely on Twitter and with a Topix search feed that picks up most of the press releases and will be covering  the mobile web news from the show.   Subscribe to the Wap Review RSS feed for reports and commentary on  major mobile web related MWC announcements. First up, DotMobi has released Instant Mobilizer which I believe is based on the Mowser … Continue reading

Avoiding Yahoo and Google’s Transcoders (When You Want To)

Transcoders, web services that convert full websites to a mobile friendly format, can be great.  If you are trying to use a site like The Economist‘s that doesn’t have a mobile edition on a phone with an, ahem, limited browser like a RAZR V3, a transcoder is the only way.  You can bring up Google on your RAZR, search for “The Economist”, click the first result and get something that will load on your phone and is readable if not … Continue reading