Found on the Mobile Web #51

Found on the Mobile Web is an weekly WAP Review feature listing newly added and updated sites on the YesWAP.com mobile portal and WapReview.mobi mobile site directory. With these latest additions the directory and portal now list 1377 mobile sites.

Sports

TNSgroup NCAA directory

NCAA tnsgroup.mobi/ncaa.htm Just in time for March madness, here's a  directory of links to over 275 NCAA Division I University sporting websites. That's over 80% of all Division I schools. The links are arranged by conference so it's easy to find your alma matter or school of interest. Great resource for college sports fans.
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Entertainment

Smartimes www.smartimesmagazine.com Smartimes magazine is a blog dedicated to the Daimler AG "Smart" car.  The site contains articles from smart club members around the world. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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Travel-Transit

USA Travel Magazine www.usatravelmagazine.com/b/index.htm Reviews, news, and travel tips on destinations, attractions, and events to explore on your trip across America and beyond.  All text in articles is center justified making it unnecessarily hard to read. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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Mobil Travel Guide wap.openmotion.com/sprintmtg/xhtml Mobile edition of the Mobil Travel Guide, a popular series of motoring guide books in the US.  The mobile edition is fairly limited consisting of brief text only descriptions of hotels, restaurants, attractions and events in major US cities. The site has some navigation problems. Once you select a city you seem to be stuck with it for the rest of the session as there is no obvious way to get back to the city selection page. Search by zip code seems to be broken as well.
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Travel-Transit/Transit

Network West Midlands netwm.mobi Real time bus arrival times and maps to help you find your bus stop. Covers the West Midlands (UK)  metropolitan area, which includes Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Coventry, Walsall, Solihull and Wolverhampton. Source: Mobility.mobi
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Search/Local

ParentsConnect m.parentsconnect.com Find family events, child friendly restaurants and stores in major US metropolitan areas. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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Technology/Mobile/Downloads

Kinoma kinoma.com/m/ Download free and paid versions of the Kinoma video and audio player for Palm OS 5 and Windows Mobile 5.0 and latter. Kinoma plays local files as well as podcasts and streaming videos from Audible, YouTube and other online services. While I haven't tried Kinoma as I don't have a compatible device,  the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg gave Kinoma on Windows Mobile a positive review recently. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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Business/Quotes

Live Charts www.livecharts.mobi/ Live quotes and charts for major US, European and Asian stock market indexes, foreign exchange rates and oil futures.
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Entertainment/Movies

Warner Bros. Mobile

Warner Bros. m.warnerbros.com/ Promotional site for Warner Bros. movies, TV series and video games.  Plot or game synopsis, cast lists for movies and shows, free ringtone , wallpaper and video trailer downloads. The image heavy site with pages up to 50KB in size may be too large to load on some phones and the fixed 240px wide layout doesn't scale well to narrower or wider screens,  Navigational is by image links without alt text so that the site is unusable with images turned off. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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Entertainment/News

iFMagazine ifmagazine.com/mobile/ Mobile edition of an online entertainment magazine. Brief text-only news articles covering film, music, TV and drama. Reviews of TV shows, movies and music are a little more in depth. The site loads slowly and some links go to non-mobile content without warning. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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News/US Local by State/Colorado - Florida

Fairfield CT Citizen-News m.fairfieldcitizen-news.com Mobile site from Fairfield, CT's Citizen-News daily newspaper. Local news, sports, weather, obituaries, police reports and letters to the editor.  Full text  from about 30 articles from recent issues but no images other than weather maps and radar. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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News/US Local by State/Georgia - Indiana

SavannahNow m.savannahnow.com Mobile online edition of the Savannah Georgia Morning News. The site features about a hundred full-length articles, with photos, including news, sports, weather, columns, editorials, event calendar, real estate, blogs and letters to the editor. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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News/US Local by State/New Mexico - ND

Fayetteville NC Observer mobile.fayobserver.com/ The Fayetteville Observer is North Carolina's oldest (founded 1816) newspaper still being published. The paper covers the Cape Fear region of southeastern North Carolina. The text-only mobile site contains about 50 full length articles from the paper's news, sports, columns. "Life Stories" and obituaries sections and a special section devoted to news from nearby Ft. Bragg, a large US Army base. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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News/US Local by State/New Mexico - ND

Grand Forks ND Herald www.grandforksherald.com/m/index.cfm The Grand Forks Herald is a Knight-Ridder owned daily paper, published in Grand Forks ND and covering news from North Dakota and Minnesota. The paper's mobile edition contains about 20 full-length stories from the paper's news and sports sections, local weather and a classified advertising search.
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News/US Local by State/Pennsylvania - Vermont

Mitchell SD Republic www.mitchellrepublic.com/m/ The Mitchell South Dakota Daily Record's mobile site. Local News, Sports, Weather, Classifieds and photos. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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Travel-Transit/Destination Guides

Sunny Pages Mobile

Tokyo Sunnypages mobile.sunnypages.jp/ User generated English language guide to Tokyo. Sunnypages is a searchable collection of over 4,000 word of month reviews of restaurants, museums, shops, services and hotels throughout Tokyo.  Search and filter by name, district, train station and category.  Each listing includes address, name in Japanese and English, hours, click to call phone number, map and directions by train.  Many listings also have one or more user submitted reviews, star ratings and photos. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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Shopping

Barnes & Noble www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/ Barnes & Nobile bookstore locator and book, music and toy search with online ordering.  You can register you shipping and credit card details in advance on Barnes and Noble's full-web site  to avoid a very tedious order form.  I guess B&N doesn't know about PayPal and Google Checkout's easy mobile payment options. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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Technology/Aerospace

Mobile Launch Info m.spacelaunchinfo.com/ A list of upcoming Space Launches at the Kennedy Space Center, and the Cape Canaveral Air Station formatted for mobile phone web browsers. Many of the links go to non-mobile pages. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory.
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Sports/Cricket

Cricket Nirvana www.cricketnirvana.com/wap/default.aspx Cricket Nirvana offers live cricket scores, cricket news and updates on the latest happenings in the sport of cricket. Live ball by ball cricket scorecards provide rel-time match updates.
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Sports/Soccer

4TheGame Mobile Soccer Site

4TheGame mippin.com/4thegameEPL (xhtml-mp), wap.4thegame.com (wml) UK football news site with in-depth coverage of  Premiership, Coca Cola Championship, Scotland's Premier League and all major cup competitions.  Mobile version by Mippin.
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PremLeague.mobi premleague.mobi/ A fan site covering the Premiere League, England's top professional football organization. The site is a mashup of news feeds from the BBC, Sky and 4TheGame, current standings and links to external sites including some to the individual team's  mobile sites. Source: Mobility.mobi
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UEFA.com mobile.uefa.com The official site of the UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, the governing body of football in Europe.The mobile site covers the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA EURO 2008 with news, standings, fixtures, match reports and scores.
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News/International/Europe

Middlesbrough UK Gazette m.gazettelive.co.uk Latest news, sports, weather and event calendar for Teesside, Middlesbrough and the Tees Valley in the UK from The Middlesbrough Evening Gazette. Sports coverage includes live football match updates and a section devoted to news of the local heroes, Boro FC. The homepage can be customised to show your favorite sections. source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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News/International/Canada

Toronto Star mobile.thestar.com Mobile edition of the Toronto Star,Canada's largest daily newspaper. The text-only site has a selection of local, national and international news stories plus business, sports, entertainment and living sections, Toronto weather and horoscopes. The iPhone version of the site at thestar.com/iphone includes photos and works well in other full web mobile browsers including S60 Webkit and Opera Mini.
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Technology/Mobile/Mobile Site Builders

PHN.me phn.me A free mobile site creator that lets you build rich mobile websites without any html knowledge. Includes an RSS reader addon with image resizing. Site use mobile friendly subdomain urls, (site.phn.me) and you can monetize your sites using Admob and other major ad networks.
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