Found on the Mobile Web is an occasional WAP Review feature listing newly added and updated sites on the YesWAP.com mobile portal and WapReview mobile site directory. With these latest additions the directory and portal now list 1147 mobile sites.
Safetoy (safetoy.mobi) Are your children’s toys safe? This site helps you identify dangerous toys that have been recalled and find safe ones in the shops. The main feature is a searchable database of toys that have been recalled for safety issues. Just enter the name of a toy, like “Barbie”, and get a list of all recalls listed with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission. There are also tips on buying safe toys and information on various country’s labeling and certification standards for toys.
Calcnexus (calcnexus.com) Great collection of online calculators of all types; Loan Amortization, Units Conversion, Currency, Body Mass Index, Calories Burned, Pregnancy Due Date, Tips and many more.
ITV (wap.itv.com) The mobile Web site of the UK’s oldest commercial TV network. News, sports & weather plus lots of promotional material for the network’s TV shows. For Formula One motor racing fans, ITV has a page of FI results and news
Technology/Mobile/News – Reviews
MoMo Tokyo (mobilemonday.jp) Mobile technologists and visionaries gather monthly at MobileMonday events in over 60 cities around the world to see presentations by local startups. All the Mobile Monday chapters have Web sites, and most also have mobile sites. Here’s the Tokyo chapter’s site which has a calendar of future MOMo events and nice writeup of past ones.
Singapore Unofficial iMode Portal (imode.x10hosting.com) an extensive list of categorized links to mobile sites of interest to Singapore residents and visitors. It includes local news, sports, shopping, traffic and weather.
London Wap Guide (bmh54.f2s.com) Lots of tips and useful information for visitors to London. Guides to attractions, restaurants, clubs and services, all with click to call telephone numbers and the nearest tube stop. Also an extensive transportation section covering the Tube, taxis, airports and intercity trains and buses. A downloads section has maps and Java apps like an interactive Tube map, language translators and a few games.
Hawt Lolz! (frengo.com/wapichc) The LolCat phenomenon shows no signs of dying out. If you’re like me and get a chuckle out of cat pictures with humorous captions in broken English, Hawt Lolz! is the site for you. It has a seemingly endless supply of mobile sized lolcats, one to a page.
MobileTude (m.mobiletude.com) A “Mobile Magazine for Busy Women” featuring short articles on health, beauty, entertaining, relationships and “getting things done”.
WMExperts (mobile.wmexperts.com) Popular news blog covering Windows Mobile with hardware and software reviews and news and rumors. Lots of photos of new and unreleased handsets.
Choice Hotels (m.usablenet.com/mt/www.choicehotels.com) Search for rooms at Cambria Suites, Clarion, Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn hotels in the US and around the world. For some reason, all mobile hotel sites seem to have major usability problems. The Choice Hotels site is one of the better ones. It lets you check rates and availability but there is no way to actually book a room online and the individual hotel’s phone numbers aren’t even click to call !