Great post from the Mippin folks explaining a problem with cookies on mobile devices, in the US in particular. I’ve heard support numbers all over the place from folks. Some say cookies fail 50% of the time, others say they work in all but 5% of the cases. Apparently there’s some major issues with using a bare TLD with Openwave (either browsers, gateways, or browsers and gateways – see this Openwave FAQ for some info about how they’ve mucked up identifiers). Good info to know.
If this is a browser plus gateway issue it would be nice to see it get fixed. If this is a browser issue that can’t be fixed I think we all need to make sure to continue giving Openwave folks the evil eye when you see them (I’m assuming you all do already, just keep it up). Come on Openwave! This is your chance to prove to us all you’re not completely useless. I’ll be keeping an eye out for major network changes.