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Automatic redirection on mobile breaks UX

This is another interesting case I have been dealing with today. When you try to access the Web site with a Mobile browser, the site redirects automatically to an unknown scheme: market. The request is

→ curl -sI -A "Opera/9.80 (Android 2.3.5; Linux; Opera Mobi/ADR-1202082305; U; en) Presto/2.10.254 Version/12.00"

The response:

HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:21:49 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.16 (Debian)
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.3.8-1~dotdeb.2
Set-Cookie: stnetsid=05s7qegduk57818k4spc9tj651; expires=Wed, 14-Aug-2013 12:21:49 GMT; path=/;
Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
Pragma: no-cache
Location: market://details?
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Type: text/html