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On the Internet: Sites for Mobile Users

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In a world of fast-moving markets and faster-moving people, many investors find themselves away from their computers much of the time. Still wanting to check stock portfolios regularly, many investors are using their Web-enabled mobile devices such as a BlackBerry, cell phone or PDA, to access up-to-the-minute price data on the go.

Typically, a Web site will offer a “mobile” version of their site that is meant to be accessed via a phone or handheld Web-enabled device. These sites can be viewed on a PC, but are stark and uncluttered for better interface with your mobile device. Below is a discussion of a number of sites designed specifically for access via a mobile device along with the Web address for accessing the site remotely.

Some sites are free and some offer delayed data while others provide streaming real-time data. Most offer a free trial, which is a great way to decide if the site’s data and interface work with your specific mobile device.

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