I’ve accumulated a huge backlog of worthwhile mobile sites that I hoped to review eventually. It’s now painfully obvious that the mobile web is growing much too fast for me to keep up. So, I’m launching a new Wap Review weekly feature, Found on the Mobile Web which will list the new sites I’ve discovered in the past week or so with a just a terse description of each. These new sites have also been added to the YesWAP.com Mobile Portal and to Wap Review‘s directory of mobile sites.
Here are this week’s Found on the Mobile Web sites listed by their WapReview/YesWAP category (in bold):
Dexigner WAP (wap.dexigner.com) – News site covering many aspects of commercial design including product, fashion, jewelry, digital web and graphic design as well as architecture.
The Smirking Chimp – Mobile edition of a popular anti-Bush US Political Blog.
Akwaaba / GhanaWeb – News, Sports and Classified Ads from Ghana.
MobiVid.Tv – Nice mobile video sharing site. Content seems to be almost 100% user generated. Most of the videos are created with camera phones and are short, 10 seconds or so and around a 100 KB in size.
Moblr.com – Another site featuring user generated camera phone videos. Lots of content. Free, no registration required to down load and view videos most of which are in 3gp format and under 300KB. Register, also free, to upload and to rank and comment on videos.
Solo Media Forums – A mobile forum with posts and comments from a eclectic group of blogs including Maximum Geek, Writing on Your Palm, Raving Media and Tibbarerew which cover technology, eBooks, SciFi, gaming and politics and a lot of other interesting stuff.
Restaurant Row – Search for restaurants in the US by zip code, cuisine and distance.
DigiTimes.com/pda.asp – DigiTimes is a daily print newspaper covering Taiwan’s tech industry. DigiTime‘s English language web site has a PDA edition. The PDA site is text only and page sizes are 10 KB and less making the site viewable on any phone.
Gizmodo.com – Gawker Media has mobilized another of their sites, gadget blog Gizmodo, using the same mobile template as Lifehacker. The flaws I mentioned in the Lifehacker review are present in Gizmodo too; pages and images that are too large for most mobiles, theres no way to view or enter comments and browser detection prevents switching between the mobile and PC versions on the same device.
wap.ppc6700users.com – Mobile forum of PPC6700users.com a site devoted to users of Sprint’s version of the HTC Apache Windows Mobile Smartphone. No registration is required to browse this friendly forum.
nseries – Nokia’s promotional site for the N-Series Symbian phones. There’s lots of marketing to take with a grain of salt but the product photos and complete technical specs for each model make it worthwhile.
Treo Today – Mobile edition of Palm Treo news and review site, Treo Today.