View Poll Results: How important is surfing the web on a mobile device to you?

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  • Very important!

    49 59.76%
  • Nice to have but not a necessity!

    31 37.80%
  • Don't really utilize it!

    2 2.44%
06-09-10 01:38 PM
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  1. btufail's Avatar
    I understand that today with the advent of the iphone and android phones that web surfing has become almost 2nd nature. But to me, it's a nice feature, but I could live without it.
    Last edited by btufail; 06-08-10 at 03:11 PM.
    06-08-10 03:02 PM
  2. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Hardly at all. It's nice to have for quick and simple things but for 98% of my
    surfing needs my notebook or tablet are much better suited to the task.

    Although, if I were limited to ONLY a mobile device for browsing the iPhone
    would be my go to device.
    06-08-10 03:10 PM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    GMTA, I was thinking of adding a poll also!
    06-08-10 03:12 PM
  4. wnm's Avatar
    Important in the sense of having the ability to do it when I'm not around a computer.
    06-08-10 03:30 PM
  5. lilhawaiianbabie's Avatar
    It's nice to have but I don't need it. My laptop works just fine for surfing
    06-08-10 03:40 PM
  6. elvin1983's Avatar
    I use it occasionally, but it's not a necessity, nice to have but I don't use it all that often.
    06-08-10 03:45 PM
  7. crump84's Avatar
    I use it fairly often since I'm usaully on the go. Probably would do a lot more mobile browsing if I wasn't on the sluggish iden.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-08-10 03:50 PM
  8. Pete6's Avatar
    It's nice to have, that's for sure. It has gotten me out of trouble a couple of time when I did not have access to a PC.

    However I usually do have access to a PC.
    06-08-10 03:53 PM
  9. Mister Xiado's Avatar
    Imperative. I make frequent use of news websites and on-the-spot research. Also, using Youtube to get videos of how to disassemble another phone out in the wild is a godsend.
    06-08-10 03:53 PM
  10. cherryjuice's Avatar
    I understand that today with the advent of the iphone and android phones that web surfing has become almost 2nd nature. But to me, it's a nice feature, but I could live without it.
    Without internet a mobile phone is completeky useless. It would be cheaper to use a pay phone frir me..

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-08-10 04:06 PM
  11. coolguy78240's Avatar
    For me it really depends on the phone itself, the berry im very happy with it, now i played with the idea of a rumor touch, and got what i expected and wasnt very happy.
    06-08-10 05:38 PM
  12. rjdangerous's Avatar
    A def must for me that's why I'm so frustraded with BB browers being not up to par.
    06-08-10 08:20 PM
  13. Branta's Avatar
    It really depends on the definition of "surfing". My use is mainly a small range of targeted pages like airline check-in, flights, weather and traffic reports. In each case I want one or two known pages, and they are mostly designed for phone/mobile access.

    True surfing and extended browsing over widespread pages designed for large high resolution screens is hardly practical on a phone's small screen. It is hard enough on a netbook where the screen is much larger than any phone.
    06-08-10 08:24 PM
  14. r.santa1's Avatar
    Only in an emergency. If it was needed I'd go iphone over droid. Droid blows

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-08-10 08:24 PM
  15. Newfangled Gizmo's Avatar
    It really depends on the definition of "surfing". My use is mainly a small range of targeted pages like airline check-in, flights, weather and traffic reports. In each case I want one or two known pages, and they are mostly designed for phone/mobile access.
    That's largely my position too--I'll add news sites to the list. I'll interpret the poll question to be "how important is web access..." I don't use a laptop, so I find web access on a mobile phone essential when I'm between computers (or sitting more than twenty feet from one )
    06-08-10 09:01 PM
  16. NicoleIsStoked's Avatar
    I surfed the web a lot more when I had an iphone 3g. Tbh, the internet sucks on blackberrys. Its choppy, doesn't zoom nicely and its an overall pain but for quickly looking something up, its sufficient.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-08-10 10:54 PM
  17. fearmychickens's Avatar
    I browse the web on my phone whenever I'm out and/or don't have my laptop on me. It's a mini substitute for my laptop basically.
    06-08-10 10:59 PM
  18. Jude526's Avatar
    I dont rely on it 100% but am glad to be able to use it. It doesn't do all that I can do on my laptop though
    06-08-10 11:01 PM
  19. chaznsc's Avatar
    It is important but my curves browser is so limited I have about a 30% chance of it actually loading, therefore I'm hesitant to even try. If it was more robust, I'd use it more.
    06-08-10 11:09 PM
  20. ProjectManager1's Avatar
    I don't think I could be without it.

    I have dial up at home, and even on the IDEN network its still much faster than my computer.

    With mobile sites and Opera mini, I do over 98% of my web surfing on my phone.

    PM1

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-08-10 11:48 PM
  21. chuckh0308's Avatar
    I could live without it as long as the ability to tether still exists. Honestly, I only have three websites tbat I frequent regularely on the phone, this being one of them. Sometimes others if I really need them. Otherwise, I need a screen big enough that I can actually read the text without panning all over the place...lol.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-09-10 12:41 AM
  22. cajunrph's Avatar
    I picked very important. I want good web browsing when I need it. Webkit is long over due. It would go a long way to stopping the wondering eye people have going over to Android and iPhones.
    06-09-10 01:25 AM
  23. Pilot Prop's Avatar
    I feel its very important...some people, like myself, don't want to carry a netbook/laptop around and need to have that access on the go...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-09-10 02:48 AM
  24. trucky's Avatar
    I absolutely use the web browser a lot. I find it very convenient when I don't have the time or location to drag out the laptop.
    06-09-10 10:08 AM
  25. DarkestBerry's Avatar
    if i don't need the interwebs on the go i would have been using a dummy phone!
    06-09-10 10:23 AM
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