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Wireless Net desperately seeking content providers
Posted: 01-Dec-1999 [Source: C/Net]

[As far as the Net-savvy surfer is concerned, there still isn't much to look at. The wireless Web is in its early stages, with only some 100 sites offering content that can be viewed on a cell phone's tiny screen. ]

John Borland, Staff Writer, CNET News.com -- Like the original versions of today's World Wide Web, the wireless Internet is slow, small and ugly--but full of potential.

A small but quickly growing number of mobile phone companies is offering Internet access over cell phones, touting the technology as the best way for people to stay connected while on the move.

Yet as far as the Net-savvy surfer is concerned, there still isn't much to look at. The wireless Web is in its early stages, with only some 100 sites offering content that can be viewed on a cell phone's tiny screen.

"The universe for wireless Web content is a pin needle," said David Hayden, senior industry analyst for Mobile Insights, a wireless industry consulting firm. "It's very, very small relative to the Net itself."

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