Site Of the Day: Wampad.com
The mobile Web is coming. Whether it's coming at a rapid pace is up for debate but these days, most people have cell phones - and as the cost to own a mobile device decreases and the service plans to access the mobile Web lowers, it's essential to start paying attention. In fact, you may want to start paying attention now. The reason is because those that regularly use the mobile Web are not just first adopters when it comes to technology, they are usually the first adopters (and the most vocal) when it comes to other things as well - namely your services or products.
An M:Metrics survey of 35,649 US mobile subscribers (based on a three month moving average), revealed that 34.1 percent sent a text message, 10.4% retrieved news and information, 10% purchased a ring tone, 9.8% used photos messaging, 7.7 used personal e-mail, 6.5% used a personal instant messenger (AIM for example), 4.6% used work e-mail, 4% purchased wallpaper or screensavers and 3.3% downloaded a mobile game.
In line with one aspect of this is our site of the day, wampad.com - a mobile website portal which I've recently tested. While it's a little rough around the edges - the site is well thought out in the sense that it acts as a meta-portal to the mobile web. Currently, users can search popular sites such as del.icio.us, flickr, wikipedia, the IMDB, news, patents, upcoming.org, stock quotes and a few other cool things. Sure you could use Google Mobile or Yahoo Mobile (you may already use these services) but there's so much more to the mobile Web.
Wampad.com is worth a look - but through your mobile browser.