Instapaper is one of my favorite mobile apps. Now they also have a mobile site, which lets you browse many sites on a hand-held device in simple text form.
For some reason it does not work with some sites, like my blogs, but it's works very well with sites like NYTimes and Wall Street Journal.
(The latter, by the way, has excellent tech coverage. I would have bought a mobile subscription, but once again I found out upon trying to buy it, that it's not sold to "forriners". It's really getting old.)