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dpreview.com gets mobile

By dpreview staff on Mar 7, 2012 at 02:14 GMT

We've just added a mobile version of dpreview, to make it easier to get to our content from your cellular, mobile or generally portable devices. In this first iteration we've made it easy browse reviews, news stories, articles and previews. Forums and commenting support will come in later versions. However, although we think m.dpreview will make it easier to enjoy the site, we've placed small links at the bottom of every page to swap between the mobile and desktop versions.

Comments

Total comments: 110
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ageha
By ageha (Dec 19, 2012)

Why is there still no forum app for Android and iOS?

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msrock
By msrock (Apr 29, 2012)

VERY nice. Looking forward to the forum being mobile as well.

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Camp Freddy
By Camp Freddy (Mar 14, 2012)

Can find it on Android market: have they done the App for Android?

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SiriusDoggy
By SiriusDoggy (Apr 1, 2012)

It's not an App. It's just a mobile version of the site that formats better when you view the site on your mobile browser.

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John Vant Land
By John Vant Land (Mar 14, 2012)

So, on my iPhone it looks like Forums are only on offered with the Desktop Version.

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tinternaut
By tinternaut (Mar 13, 2012)

For the forum side of things, an App would be better.

1 upvote
learnerguy
By learnerguy (Mar 12, 2012)

Better to launch iPod/iPhone App too...

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N13L5
By N13L5 (Mar 14, 2012)

nah, boycott stinky Apple

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rteixeir
By rteixeir (Mar 12, 2012)

good...2-3 years only behind now...when would you guys have an Apps?

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prokite
By prokite (Mar 12, 2012)

Why the mobile site is much slower than the full site? I am using SGN ICS.

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Frame Seeker
By Frame Seeker (Mar 10, 2012)

Great addition. Well done. Works with my Sony S Tablet..

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Alegon
By Alegon (Mar 10, 2012)

Absolutely great! It works very good in my HTC. Well done

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JustSomeDude
By JustSomeDude (Mar 9, 2012)

Good on ya, mate!

/fake Aussie accent

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Andhumm
By Andhumm (Mar 9, 2012)

Works nicely on my Nokia N8. Looking forward to be able to sign in on the m. site (and not having to switch over to the regular site/desktop version to do that :).
/A.

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Jason Tom
By Jason Tom (Mar 9, 2012)

alas!! good job!!!

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Sanjeev Das
By Sanjeev Das (Mar 9, 2012)

Looks great, thanks!

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ET2
By ET2 (Mar 8, 2012)

when are forums coming to mobile version?

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aidin594
By aidin594 (Mar 8, 2012)

Goos news!

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Joel Pimenta
By Joel Pimenta (Mar 8, 2012)

Very good!
Works very well on Samsung Galaxy Tab (7").
Waiting for the foruns update!

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gbt
By gbt (Mar 8, 2012)

thank you! been waiting for this

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tsunami999999
By tsunami999999 (Mar 8, 2012)

Thank you!

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Baseman
By Baseman (Mar 8, 2012)

You forgot to add the ability to let us sign in and participate. It's one thing to view the site, it's another to submit feedback. Digital Preview people, I know you recognize the need for the mobile site due to everyone being so mobile. Sure is a big oversight to also overlook everyone's ability to input while mobile as well ;-)

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (Mar 9, 2012)

oversight? To quote the news story above: ' Forums and commenting support will come in later versions.'

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Al Patterson
By Al Patterson (Mar 8, 2012)

Cool! Now if I could get Verizon to stream my home WiFi at a reasonable speed, instead of at a snail pace, this would be good.

Maybe I need an iPad on ATT, and kick Verizon to the curb. I think CompuServe at 300 baud was faster than verizon FIOS...

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Bill Heiser
By Bill Heiser (Mar 8, 2012)

Even though this is just a partial implementation and a first step, I believe it's a step in the right direction. I've wished I could read the forums on my iPhone, and am glad that functionality is on the radar. Thanks for adding this!

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Khanh Vo
By Khanh Vo (Mar 8, 2012)

Finally, Dpreview step into the 21st century. Thank you.

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jabilson007
By jabilson007 (Mar 8, 2012)

How about the lens review graphs? Can these be made ios compatible? Looking forward to the forums as well.

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choochoo22
By choochoo22 (Mar 8, 2012)

Thanks. I read reviews with images on my big screen PC but I check the "what's new" list and scan articles for interest daily on my Droid. This is a BIG improvement.

Comment edited 29 seconds after posting
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kenyee
By kenyee (Mar 7, 2012)

I thought the dpreview mobile app developer job was filled by Amazon? That's what they told me when I asked them at least :-P

I actually wondered why you guys didn't just do the jquery mobile approach in the first place...wasn't sure what a mobile app would have bought you.
I'd 2nd the need to add forums to it...I don't really care about reading reviews etc. on a tiny mobile device...it's ok on a tablet though.

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skanter
By skanter (Mar 7, 2012)

Looks good - will be great when forums are mobile.

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morganb
By morganb (Mar 7, 2012)

looking good in Chrome on Galaxy Nexus.

-any plans for a dedicated app?

Comment edited 21 seconds after posting
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role_of_72
By role_of_72 (Mar 7, 2012)

A long-awaited addition. Thank you and keep up the good work!

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Cailean Gallimore
By Cailean Gallimore (Mar 7, 2012)

I applaud this. It works fine on my Galaxy Note.

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CuriousMark
By CuriousMark (Mar 7, 2012)

I like it but seem to have a "roller coaster" effect when scrolling. It wants to keep scrolling past the point I wish to stop and I have to back up to that point slowly. It's almost like it thinks there are pages, but if that is the case, the pages are about 1.5 to 2 pages long and it keeps wanting to slide off what I am reading either forward or backward depending where I stopped.

Comment edited 10 minutes after posting
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twin
By twin (Mar 7, 2012)

Review's table score on a WP7.5 mobile doesn't load up (see Canon ELPH 510 HS (IXUS 1100 HS)). Can you look at it? WP7.5 is an IE9 mobile browser, it should be fully compatible (desktop version does loads/looks OK).

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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louie c
By louie c (Mar 7, 2012)

Looking good! Added to the home screen, looking forward to the Dpreview App

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Ryanide
By Ryanide (Mar 7, 2012)

It's nice to see that the site is continuing to evolve and be a hub of good information & community for photographers. Thank you!

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SonyA77
By SonyA77 (Mar 7, 2012)

Great mobile site but you need iphone app too..

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grafli
By grafli (Mar 7, 2012)

and Android... ;-)

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Stefan Fuhrmann
By Stefan Fuhrmann (Mar 8, 2012)

Why? How would that be different from a site optimised for mobile?

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mwf369
By mwf369 (Mar 8, 2012)

The mobile optimzed version of a site is definitely preferred over a dedicated app.

Comment edited 9 seconds after posting
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Jaims
By Jaims (Mar 7, 2012)

That is great!
Looking forward to seeing this update in the forums too.

Regards

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zoom878
By zoom878 (Mar 7, 2012)

it will be really use full ..when people start to depend a mobile for everything . and depreview is a believable knowledge & information source for billions of people..

again a great news from dpreview.com
thanks ..

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Lee Jay
By Lee Jay (Mar 7, 2012)

Loading this page is still about half a MB, which is still pretty mobile unfriendly, given the nature of the content on this page (almost all text). Really, it's no more mobile-friendly than the desktop site is.

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LoganVii
By LoganVii (Mar 7, 2012)

I'll try it this weekend. Congrats!

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Kirppu
By Kirppu (Mar 7, 2012)

This is great news and iknd of progress I think majority of the users appreciate. :) Good Job

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dad_of_four
By dad_of_four (Mar 7, 2012)

I appreciate all that you do.
One of the best FREE forums available

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Paulo Ferreira
By Paulo Ferreira (Mar 7, 2012)

at last....

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RLJSlick
By RLJSlick (Mar 7, 2012)

Great job but by now you guys should have had a app out. It does look really good though.

Comment edited 5 minutes after posting
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Vlad S
By Vlad S (Mar 7, 2012)

I really don't see any sense in a creating an app just to view a web site. There should be an HTML version that usable on low resolution screens, with forum support. There is no need for a stand alone application.

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Martin Ocando
By Martin Ocando (Mar 7, 2012)

Its a dream on my BB. Looking forward to have the forum, though.

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hotdog321
By hotdog321 (Mar 7, 2012)

Thanks for this! I noticed the new mobile site on my Kindle Fire and it looked pretty good. Haven't had a chance to do extensive surfing, but it seems to work. I'll also give it a stab on my Droid Incredible.

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kitsios_spyros
By kitsios_spyros (Mar 7, 2012)

there is a great improvement on my phone vs. regular version. Looking forward for the forum mobile site

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uuronl
By uuronl (Mar 7, 2012)

No kudos from me.

You broke the way Android handsets request the desktop version of sites. Please fix this so switching isn't limited only to your desktop hyperlink.

Also, in this day and age it is unfathomable why this forum isn't on Tapatalk.

FWIW, this mobile site is nearly too late. My 4.6" 1280x720 handset does a fantastic job with the full site and so will countless emerging "next gen" handsets.

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klopus
By klopus (Mar 7, 2012)

Only minority wants to lag around 4.6+ handsets.

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villebon
By villebon (Mar 7, 2012)

On my 10" tablet the regular version works just fine. No need for a whimpy mobile version. :)

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AngryCorgi
By AngryCorgi (Mar 7, 2012)

Its about damn time!

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X100 shooter
By X100 shooter (Mar 7, 2012)

Great news; always found it a little difficult on the iPhone.

Thanks too to whoever pointed me to tapatalk :)

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