Mobile Still Missing A Large Part Of The Web
It's obviously difficult to create websites that look great on both computers and mobile devices, but that fact doesn't keep users as well as content providers from getting what they want. By not having a mobile web solution, content providers loose out on a large percentage of potential viewers, users miss out on useful information when using a mobile device. It's true that all content isn't created equal and certain sites are not really useful on a mobile device, but that should be left to the user to decide if it is relevant to their needs or not. There are several other reasons why we still have this divide between the mobile and non-mobile web:
Screen Size and Resolution - This is probably the largest factor in why mobile devices can only view a fraction of the web, yet it is slowly becoming less of an issue when it comes to manufacturing better screens. Resolution is improving, but devices become less mobile as the size of the screen increase and as a result are less successful on the market.
Web Browser Standards - Each device maker seems to have it's own, which causes the web to look different from one device to the next. This issue is also on its way to being solved with web browser makers [Mozilla, Opera] taking up the challenge to bring the same standards in their PC web browsers to the mobile platform. Mozilla has it's Minimo browser which is very much Firefox for mobile, and Opera has a few solutions with Opera Mini, Opera Mobile, and Opera for Devices. So now you not only have a standard compliant browser for your mobile, you have options to which browser suits your needs.
I'm sure there are a lot of mobile users that want to be able to get as much of the web on their mobile devices as possible, and I think it would be great to be able to watch YouTube and Google videos directly in the mobile device's web browser. I'm sure all of this will be improved over time and I really think things are heading in the right direction. I believe we are almost at that point where all you need is something like an Internet Tablet with cellular connectivity to function on the go.