I don't know why people get that upset about this rather innocent request. If Joel and Jeff want to make some money with Stack Exchange, they should maximize the number of hits their customers get. Why not streamline hits from mobiles?
I also don't understand how mentioning that you are not using an Android or iPhone makes you some kind stone-age pervert. Or why it should be a bad thing to browse SO from an airport while you have to wait endlessly for that stupid plane to arrive (jjnguy: what should one possibly worry about while at an airport, the epitome of boredom? Terrorism?).
I for one often use my mobile (a stinky, stone-age, neither Google nor Apple SonyEricsson w890i) to browse SO et al using Opera Mini. There! I said it! No reason to shoot me.
Now, get this: this actually works pretty good! No, I don't write answers and I don't even comment because it would take me hours to hack out two meaningful sentences, but so what?
- Logging in is quite a pain, but I blame! that! one! on! Yahoo!
- I don't know whether this is Opera or Attwood magic, but the lacking JS is hardly noticealbe.
- The interface could use a few submit buttons here and there. E.g. search is not usable because I can't get Opera to submit my input.
So I suggest that somebody takes a look at the issue the OP is having with comments. Won't hurt anyobdy and my guess is that it's easily fixed.