One mobile search area in which Ask.com still lacks representation is in the text message space. For example, Google allows users to tap into some of its search engines by sending a text query to the company from a mobile device.
Ask.com may consider providing text-message searching if it determines there is enough demand for it, Leeds said. For now, people need a device with a mobile browser to access the Ask.com search engines.
People who visit Ask.com's mobile search page will also find a link to its Bloglines syndicated feed reader, which has had a mobile version for a while.