Found on the Mobile Web #55

Found on the Mobile Web is a weekly WAP Review feature listing newly added and updated sites on the mobile portal and WapReview mobile site directory. With these latest additions the directory and portal now list 1498 mobile sites.


GO211 - Mobile Sports Site

GO211 Skateboard, Snowboard, Surfing and BMX news, videos, blogs and event calendar.  Slick looking site but page size of over 80 KB maybe a problem for feature phone browsers
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Colts Mobile Fan site for the Indianapolis Colts National Football League team. News, photos, depth chart, schedule, statistics and free ringtone downloads.  There are supposed to be videos too but the links to them are currently broken. Source:
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Entertainment/Life Style/Food

RecipeMobile A collection of  vegan and vegetarian recipes in blog format. Optimized for mobile using MobilePressSource Oh! Mobile Directory
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HOYTS (AU) Easy to use movie ticketing site from Australia’s Hoyts. Find movies and buy tickets online with PayPal or a stored credit card.  $1 AU/ticket booking fee.  Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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Entertainment/Photo Sharing

Visual Dictionary Although this is billed as a dictionary, with no definitions and less than 5000 entries it’s really more of a specialized image search.  Enter a word and the Visual Dictionary returns images containing that word. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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News/International/Australia and New Zealand

ABC News Australia

ABC News The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s mobile site has headline, sports and entertainment news, weather, movie reviews and showtimes and TV and radio broadcast schedules. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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Metro News News, weather, sports, business, entertainment, columns and  for Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton and Halifax from Canada’s free national newspaper, Metro. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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Ottawa Herald Local news, sports and weather from The Ottawa Herald. Full length news articles include photos. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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BBC Beta The BBC’s has a new Beta version of their mobile site. Currently the Beta only seems to be available to users in the UK with foreigners redirected to the standard version. The site’s look has been updated and features added, notably users can now customize the site, adding, deleting and rearranging  the content on the home page and can specify their location for weather reports. For us outsiders there are screenshots at All About Symbian.
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News/US Local by State/Minnesota -New Jersey

Lincoln NB JournalStar The mobile edition of the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal Star has local, state and national news, weather, prep sports University of Nebraska Cornhuskers sports coverage, opinions and entertainment news.  Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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Touch Dictionary A comprehensive English dictionary with  pronunciation, derivation and definitions. Although designed for the iPhone, the Touch Dictionary actually works very well on most phones. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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VDict Mobile

Vietnamese Dictionary Translate to and from  Vietnamese and English, Russian, Chinese or French.  Also an English dictionary and a dictionary of computer terms. Source Oh! Mobile Directory. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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MDBG Chinese Dictionary Chinese – English – Chinese dictionary.  Chinese results shown as  Mandarin Pinyin and Traditional or Simplified  Chinese characters.  Click on a Pinyin word to hear pronunciation with an mp3 audio file.  Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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Denshi Jisho – Japanese Dictionary English – Japanese – English dictionary.   Japanese displayed as Kanji, Furigana and RĊmaji. For each word there are example sentences in English and Japanese.   There’s also an iPhone web app version of Denshi Jisho at Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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Gophernow Local restaurant search for the U.S. Listings include addresses (sorted by distance) and click to call number. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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Search/Local/City Guides

ActiveDayton Dayton Ohio’s guide to events, bars, clubs movies and music. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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Swiss Airline's Mobile Site

Swiss Swiss International Airlines’ very comprehensive mobile site has timetables, real-time arrival and departure information, booking using your stored credit card number or entering new CC details, frequent flier status, world wide click to call phone numbers and free airliner wallpaper downloads. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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Nissan Official U.S. mobile site for Nissan Motors. Specs, photos and prices for all models and a dealer locator. Mobile usability is somewhat lacking with phone numbers that are not click to call and a form for requesting a quote that has way too many required fields. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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Sync2It Mobile front end to Sync2It, a cross-browser bookmark synchronizer for IE on Windows. It runs in the background on your PC to monitor and synchronize your IE bookmarks to the cloud.

Bookmarks can be synchronized across multiple computers running the SyncIt client and are also available online on a password protected web site and on the Sync2It mobile site. The mobile site supports folders and adding new bookmarks directly from the mobile browser.

Sync2It is free for unlimited bookmarks and up to three PCs with paid subscription options supporting more computers and https connections. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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Technology/PDA Mobile Big database of detailed specs for PDAs, SmartPhones and other handheld/pocket-sized mobile devices. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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OwnSkin Mobile community and content sharing site emphasizing themes. Download free Nokia and Sony Ericsson themes.
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QuirksMode Mobile Tests Mobile browser test site from browser compatibility guru, Peter-Paul Koch.  Test your browser’s CSS and JavaScript support
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