In pictures: Top 20 mobile websites and services

Apps, schmaps. Who needs to download anything when these mobile sites and services offer fast information and entertainment right in your mobile browser?

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The Best Mobile Web Sites and Services

When it comes to smartphones and tablets, mobile apps get all the glory. But they also eat up storage space, and often cost money. And if you decide you need an app while you're away from the cozy confines of a Wi-Fi hotspot, they can be difficult, or impossible, to download.

Luckily, though, apps aren't your only option: there are plenty of mobile sites, services, and Web apps you can use. Thanks to the rise of HTML 5--the Web standard that brings enhanced usability and rich media to handheld devices--mobile sites are better than ever. Here are 20 that you should check out now. (Most will work with an Android or iOS device, but a few are platform-specific.)

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