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This article needs a lot of work.

What about Google's services? Google SMS and 1-800-GOOG-411? I'd think the search giant should get fair play, especially if we're listing Microsoft services.

Mobile Search[edit]

The term, Mobile Search, will most likely be antiquated in another five years. The reason is Location-based service will replace it on a gradual basis.Chmyr 02:22, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Fixing title[edit]

I am moving this to Mobile search as this is the desired style of WikiPedia not to uppercase the 2nd word.Josh Froelich 22:59, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Good Enough[edit]

This article is good enough, but it's treating mobile search like a future product. More time needs to be spent on the current offering. Mathiastck 15:23, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

I like the article, but it still reads like an advertisment for a future search product. It should spend more time discussing what is,rather then what might be. Mathiastck 14:16, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Further technology updates in Europe and Asia are needed to give this article global acceptanceQuemann 18:14, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Citation Needed[edit]

These stats were flagged for citation back in March and are likely dated considering this is a fast evolving industry. These stats are for mobile content services and not necessarily services requested through mobile search. Also, Bango statistics are only based on users of their service. --Searchmaven 20:36, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

"Research from Bango indicate that the most popular mobile content services are

  • Music (including Ringtones) 32%
  • Pictures 15%
  • Adult Services 22%
  • Video 7%
  • Games 14%
  • Information services 10%
[citation needed] "


Evolving Concept of Mobile Search[edit]

The following excerpt has been moved to talk page:

The concept of mobile search is rapidly evolving and changing day in day out, and even not only the web-based search but also BS-based search is emerging as a new segment of mobile search. In this aspect, the mobiel wireless equipment can be categorized into

  • Handheld mobile – mobile phones, smartphones, PDA phones
  • Portable PC – laptops, palmtops (also called PDA), ultraportable
  • Dashtop mobile – ‘in-dash’ GPS navigation, satellite radio, OnStar, MVEDR-compliant devices, vehicle tracking & recovery systems, and other emerging mobile payment platforms.

Mobile search - as a term - is widely accepted as a term to describe information retrieval via cellular devices. YOUR EXPANDED DEFINITION IS NOT AN ACCEPTED DEFINITION IN A SOCIETAL SENSE AND SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE OPENING STATEMENT OF AN ENCYCLOPEDIC ARTICLE. Please stop adding it here.

At most, a small section near the end of the article could be added about the evolving landscape of mobile search. This should not focus on categorization but rather the inevitable convergence of all mobile/IP technologies.

Laptops do not fall within the domain of mobile search because it is a desktop search experience. The main differentiator between regular and mobile search is the limitations of cellular technology which have inherently caused a need for mobile optimized search services.

I am, one of the few, experts in this field.


I finally agee with you on the point of not accepting an expanded definition in Wikipedia standard or encyclopedic quality.

But I beg to differ from you on laptops, which are not desktops, but laptops can dwell on both domains of desktops and mobile. Second, mobile search has already surpassed the voice-intensive celluar technology and entered deep into the data-intensive BWA technology, like mobile WiMAX. The main reason why I don't see eye to eye with you can be likened to the controversies like Net Neutrality, and Open Access, and conflicting postures held by telecom operators and mobile content providers. Third, mobile search and mobile technolgy is in a nascent stage,and even CEO and CTO of major four telecom operators and those of mobile content providers are still not eligible for the title of 'experts in this field' CEO of Sony-Ericsson had a news interview in January, making a false statement about mobile technology. He did not correct his statement in public, but later on in May, Sony-Ericsson joined WiMAX Forum as a member, in a gesture negating their CEO statement. Ed Zander, CEO of Motorola thought he was doing the right thing when he started the low-price offensive toward cellular market with the result of pushing its market rank to the 3rd from the 2nd.

Mobile search engine mazoom.mobi requires topic creation and inclusion in list on "Mobile search"[edit]

Due to conflict of interest (I am one of Mazoom's co-founders) I am unable to create the topic "Mazoom", about the "pure" mobile search engine launched in Oct 2012 . And when the topic is created I will also be unable to add it to the list of mobile search engines on this topic "Mobile search". So we are in the situation where this topic is seriously out of touch with the current reality of mobile search. Any impartial editors out there up for making this article considerably more relevant? If so, details and 3 independent sources can be found on my talk page or on the Requested Articles for you to create the new topic "Mazoom". MPersh (talk) 14:19, 24 July 2013 (UTC)