I think Comet on mobile devices is going to revolutionize the web because it is going to give us ever connected real-time web applications.
In fact this future is already here:
- We have 3G-based devices and networks delivering several Mb/s
- The Internet on mobile devices is becoming cheaper because phone carriers are cutting prices and promoting flat rates.
One problem is there are too many capable mobile browsers out there; diversity in the mobile world is by far greater than the desktop. Another problem: we don’t have (public) statistics for mobile devices to decide whether a concrete mobile browser/device is worth supporting.
On the desktop we have an accurate view of browser usage, but this is not the same for mobile devices.
Where are some statistics of market share of mobile browsers?