Does your Google Homepage look ok on your phone or PDA?

by Todd Ogasawara

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Google seems to work pretty hard to make their web products mobile device friendly.
I noticed that GMail, for example, started working with my PDA's and Smartphone's browser a few weeks ago.
So, I decided to try the new Google personal homepage beta
on some mobile devices released in 2003 and 2004.
Here's what I found...

  • Dell Axim X50i Pocket PC running Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.
    The page looks pretty good in the One Column reformatted mode. Thumbs up!

  • Motorola MPx220 Smartphone running Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.
    The browser errored out completely claiming the web page could not be found. Thumbs down.

  • HP iPAQ 2215 Pocket PC running Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003.
    Windows Mobile 2003 does not have the One Column web page formatting option available in 2003 Second Edition.
    And, its Best Fit mode never really fit anything properly to the 240x320 screen.
    So, I had to perform a lot of horizontal scrolling in addition to vertical scrolling to see the page's contents.
    Thumbs sidewards...


How does the Google personal home page look on your PDA or phone? If you test it on a Treo 650, LifeDrive, Nokia Series 60, Sony Ericsson, or any other mobile device, let us know how it works for you.


3 Comments

esinclai
2005-05-20 04:42:09
PalmOne T650
On a T650, it looks pretty OK as it scrolls into one column mode. Not ideal (a bit tight yet scrolly), but pretty good for a small screen.
Sam
2006-04-27 12:42:33
I am attempting to get ahold of google homepage. I've, on several occasions set up my google personalized home page but end up getting modified to one of a liberal setting. I choose not to be enculcated with liberal bias', what do I do to keep it on my personal settings?!
sam
2006-04-27 12:44:00
sorry, I didn't know that this is not the appropriate site to express myself.