Mobile sites not useable on mobile devices

General info

Screen-Shots: Device was correctly configured and using "Standard" layout.


Mobilkom Austria provides a lot of services which also can be used on mobile devices. But theses services only work on old PPC2002 devices and not on WM2003 and WM2005:

Audi AG

I am reading the mobile Audi newsletter (AvangGo) which works fine. Today (2007-01-08) I found an article about Audi’s Pocket Guide:

This looked fine and so I used PIE to go to On this site you will be redirected to with following:


On the mobile version of T-Mobile site is a link to herold’s mobile site:

Microsoft Mobile

On a T-Mobile MDA II’s default PIE page is link to "microsoft mobile":


A newsgroup for mobile phone users. They also provide a mobile sub-domain but this is not optimized for WM devices:

As you can do for all other (desktop) pages you can use the "One Column" layout which renders desktop pages optimized for small screens. But this is not a good solution since the same data is transferred to the mobile client. This may take a while with GPRS connection and may causes extra costs for you:

To be continued

It seems to be very difficult to provide PDA optimized pages… But it isn’t…


About hfrmobile

Nice guy but with a sarcastic type of humor. I have combined hobby and profession and I am happy about this. At the moment I am holding MCP, MCSE (NT 4.0), MCTS and MCPD certificates. Having experience in developing software for more than 15 years. Started learning programming using Pascal, Assembler, C/C++. Also having experience with non-Microsoft products / programming languages (e.g. PHP). Most experiences at the moment: MySQL, MS-SQL, PL/SQL, ASP.NET, C#, Silverlight (Windows Phone) and WPF.
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