shame there is no option for "remove the enormous marketing banner at the top of the screen that obscures the rest of the content..."
The BBC has launched a new beta of its mobile service, allowing punters to set up the kind of news coverage they are interested in displaying on the limited space available on a mobile phone. The BBC has always had a pretty good mobile version, but the latest beta (accessible at http://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/betahome) adds the …
It does look an awful lot better than the old site, though. Oh, and the reason there's no link to the Now Show podcast is because it sucks – its sole function seems to be to take airtime away from the News Quiz. (And yes, I know, they're the same podcast, but that would spoil my point...)
Why bother aiming this at high end phones?
I've got an old HTC TyTn I (T-Mobile MDA Vario II) from about 3 years ago, updated to Win mobile 6.0 (via T-Mobile) and installed with Opera Mini (thanks to the xda forums).
So I now access the full BBC site rather than the mini site and have no problems. Only thing it doesn't support is the flash contents, video etc.
The most gut-wrenchingly sickly piece of regular broadcasting there is aside from Sugar Hour with DJ Treacle on Radio Golden Syrup.
I hate the way they have that bit of banter with the DJ before awkwardly segueing into their scripted piece of tripe that somehow manages to crowbar in some angle on a current affairs story in a vain attempt to make their fairy story seem somehow relevant.
And what's more, I've not once heard a Pastafarian Thought For The Day.
May you all be touched by His noodly appendage.
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