The text view takes a little while to load - on poor phone connections even more so. The RSS feed usually contains an excerpt, sometimes the start of the article. If Newsblur could display the text from the feed while loading the text view, it would allow one to start reading before the text view finishes loading, which could be useful both on web and (especially) mobile.
It does on the iOS app. In fact it’s just on the website that it doesn’t. Or are you using the website on your phone?
Ok, added to the priority list. It’ll get fixed soon: https://github.com/samuelclay/NewsBlur/issues/1104