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The Google WAP Proxy

One of Google’s lesser known but highly useful features is its WAP proxy at www.google.com/wml – enter that as the address in your WAP-compatible mobile phone and you can search the entire web using your handset, since the proxy can convert any web page into WML (and possibly even PDF, DOC, XLS and other file formats that Google itself can read).

The great thing is that you can browse sites that don’t normally have WAP offerings – sites like the entire BBC News site for example, which is a darn site better than the feeble effort that Vodafone offers by default.

If you’re interested, any pages that your browse with the WAP proxy get an agent of [your phone] (Google Wap Proxy/1.0) – mine for example is “Nokia3410/1.0 (04.09) (Google Wap Proxy/1.0)”. And yes, I went to CurlyFries to check that out…

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  1. Mobile phone browsing

    Well, an agent from my logs… Agent: Nokia6100/1.0 (04.70) Profile/MIDP-1.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.0 (Google WAP Proxy/1.0) So, looking at this, my visitor…