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using iPhone with Amazon

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carrera62 Calculating status...
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Dec 10, 2007 1:26 AM
I purchased a Treo 700p a year ago, and over the past 7 months one site at a time switched from full websites, to very limited mobile websites, I guess, so more limited phones could access them. So this weekend I purchased an iPhone so I would have the full power of Safari and I could get back to viewing full websites. Well, one of the sites I went to was Amazon and they were testing an highly limited iPhone mobile website, I was still able to go to what they called the PC version(full version), but as we all know, a beta version means, the permanent version is coming. Am I right back where I was with my Palm 700p? Have I wasted my money by buying another phone that in a matter of months is only going to be able to receive these weak excuses for websites? Steve brought us this great and wonderful iPhone, and I have read other discussions about being able to switch the mobile site option on and off, which is a great option. But does YAHOO, AMAZON, etc. underatand that Mac users purchased this phone to experience the richness of the internet, not its limitations.
iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • John Pietrzak Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 10, 2007 6:38 AM (in response to carrera62)
    For myself, I kind of like the option to have both a mobile and a normal website available -- I've found myself stuck with just the Edge network available lately, and where most normal websites take far too much time to pull down, mobile sites (including Amazon's beta site) are actually usable.

    So far, I haven't found any website that has locked me into just the mobile version; are you finding places that won't let you see the full website?

    --John
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • CurtEricson Calculating status...
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    Dec 28, 2007 5:42 AM (in response to carrera62)
    I did the same thing, swapped my Treo for iPhone for the full version of web pages. I am automatically being directed to the mobile versions. Have you figured out how to get the full versions? I'm not given an options of which version to view. I get the full version on Safari on my iBook.
    iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • necronym Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)
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    Dec 28, 2007 5:50 AM (in response to carrera62)
    I think you'll find that Amazon are actually testing an iPhone site as opposed to a mobile site. This is a redesign of the site, more suited to the iPhone interface. Removing all the flash ads from the Amazon site for iPhone IMHO is a joy, less to download faster load times. Allows easier access when on EDGE coverage.
    Mac Pro 2.66, FX 4500, 6GB RAM & Eizo CG220, PowerMac G5 Quad 20" 2 x Cinema, Mac OS X (10.5), MacBook Pro C2D 17" 2.33GHz Quack! Quack!
  • victry1 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Dec 28, 2007 8:09 PM (in response to carrera62)
    Hi Carrera,

    I've only gotten 2 mobile sites on my iPhone, one being Amazon. However, I click on Amazon's full site as I cannot access my seller account on their mobile one. If you're looking for something on Amazon, it may be faster to use their site for the iPhone. I don't remember what the other site was but haven't had any other problems. That is one of the biggest features about the iPhone-being able to access full web pages.

    Enjoy your phone-I'm sure you won't run into these issues too much.
    iBookG4 1.42 Ghz 1.5 RAM 20" iMac 8GB iPhone, Mac OS X (10.4.9), www.abramsonclan.com

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