i-mode phones (i'm talking for europe) all have left arrow used for back
Some wap phones, as you described, have a specific key for this.
Other Wap phones can display a back button on one of its softkey if you add
this line in your WML page (especially if you have a unique header file) :
<template><do type="prev" label="Retour"><prev /></do></template>
But no, not all phones will offer a mecanism to let the user go back.
So yes, you should add back links where they are needed (+ of course a link
to homepage on every page).
All telcos ergonomic guides will confirm this.
De : keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net [mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net]
De la part de Reinoud Bosman
Envoyé : mardi 2 août 2005 11:41
À : keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
Objet : (keitai-l) Back buttons?
I am designing an interface for a mobile website and came across a very
basic question. Do you need back-buttons on the pages?
The primary phones I'm designing for (Sony Ericsson) have a designated back
key on the key-pad. Do all phones have this? (I've also tested on Nokia,
which do have one) If so, I'm inclined to remove them because they're mostly
page-clutter and the back buttons on the phone work very well.
The only reason to keep them that I can think of is for 'flow-back', i.e. on
pages with multiple instances such as '1 of 5' but often the back buttons on
those pages can be replace by a buton with a more descriptive label.
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