Why The Mobile Web Still Can’t Beat the Real One
We don’t know too many people who are ready to chuck their laptops in favor of their handhelds. But in case you were thinking about it, Publishing 2.0’s Scott Karp offers a reminder as to “why the mobile web sucks“:
1. “Wireless carrier networks are SLOW”
Karp argues that across all services and platforms, the mobile web is still maddeningly slow. His simple example demonstrates the point pretty well:
Last weekend, I was trying to figure out how late Costco is open on Sunday. It would have been faster, literally, to call my wife at home and ask her to look it up on a real broadband connection. That’ a sad state.