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9. The Mobile Web > The Mobile Web in Bite-Size Chunks

The Mobile Web in Bite-Size Chunks

Mobile portals give you a launching-off point for your mobile web experience. But to make an intelligent choice of portals, you need to understand the core features and differences between portal services.

Accessing web sites directly via their URLs is OK if you have only a handful of web sites to visit. You can simply manage them in your browser’s bookmarks and load each of them by hand. However, if you need to keep track of many web sites, managing and loading them individually is cumbersome. Here is where web portals come in handy.

Portals and search engines are among the most frequently visited web sites on the Internet. A portal provides a single point of entry to access a wide variety of information on the Web. In the desktop PC world, the portal is primarily a content aggregator to help users track the ever-changing Internet. In the world of the mobile Web, however, portals play a much more important role than they do on the desktop:


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