Carnival of the Mobilists #107

Welcome to the Carnival of the Mobilists, 107th edition, back at its spiritual home. We’ve got a great set of submissions this week from a wide range of blogs and authors, so without further ado, here we go.

Dennis at WAP Review takes a look at mobile email WAP sites, and wonders why they don’t offer many of the same features as their desktop web versions.

Over at the Skydeck blog, Jason wonders if American consumers really care about open access.

Judy Breck, the current keeper of the Carnival tents, has a good post on the promise mobile geotagging holds for learning. In a similar vein, Andrew Grill talks about the iPhone’s new firmware, which includes location-tracking functionalty, but without GPS.

MobHappy’s contribution this week comes from my comrade Russell Buckley, who gave his latest update on the frustrating state of developing for Java ME. Tom Godber over at the Masabists blog is also talking about fragmentation this week.

Other entries this week come from Symbiano-Tek, Open Gardens, Mobile Point View, WapSpap, and Situational Marketing.

My vote for post of the week is Tomi Ahonen’s latest installment of his regular series looking at some usage stats on the mobile internet; he’s got a bit of dissent in the comments on the post, but the figures he cites are certainly thought-provoking.

Be sure to catch next week’s Carnival at the Skydeck blog — and don’t forget that the Mobile World Congress is coming up in Barcelona in a few weeks. There’s a number of great events going on around the Congress, so don’t forget to check out this post for more details. A couple events worth noting here are the Mobile Monday Global Peer Awards and the Mobile Jam Session, organized by longtime mobilist Rudy de Waele.

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