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Received a release this morning from a new company which claims that you can now go completely real-time and mobile with your blog. The site is called mdog.com and offers you the ability to blog from any new style device including a Motorola Q and Blackberry.
Keith Gerard, mdog.com founder said. "You can't realize the potential of blogging when you have to go somewhere, set up a laptop and find an Internet connection before you can post or read blogs — or when you have to download an entire application to your phone before you can start. Real-time community blogging only happens when bloggers can post and read right away about things that are happening right now. That transforms the way people share information and interact with each other. Bloggers can now truly become the 'smart mob' that analysts and futurists have talked about. That's what the mdog.com Mobile Blogging Tool makes possible."
From the release:
Thanks to mdog.com's new Mobile Blogging Portal bloggers can post and read blog entries, upload photos and respond to comments to any blog from any web-enabled mobile device such as a Blackberry, Treo, Windows Mobile, Sidekick, higher-end Nokia and Motorola Q.
Users can simply point their mobile browser to mdog.com, select "Blogs", and enter the blog's full internet address. Any mobile user can post, upload photos or read blogs on mdog.com, no matter what device, service provider or blog platform he or she uses. Through this portal, blogs on all major blog services (including Blogger, WordPress, Typepad, Xanga, Blogs.com, AOL Blogs, and Livejournal) are perfectly formatted for any Web-enabled mobile device.
They have a cool live demo function, though when I attempted to view CenterNetworks on their fake Motorola Q, it said that this site is not available. They claim the demo is real-time so I am not sure what's up there. Also I did a test search for "html" and received sports blogs as the first bit of results.
I think mobile blogging will pick up steam this year but probably won't reach its maximum potential due to the high costs of data on phones in the U.S. I do assume that mobile blogging in other countries where data access is less expensive will see some good levels of growth.