Found on the Mobile Web #61

Found on the Mobile Web is an 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 1630 mobile sites.


Treehugger Mobile

Treehugger,  by Discovery Communications, is a leading news blog covering environmental issues, the “green” movement and sustainable living. Attractive site design is by Crisp Wireless. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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Krakow Airport Scheludes,flight status, directory of shops and services and transportation information including bus and train schedules for the Krakow airport. Phone numbers in listings are not click to call. Source
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Optimum Online A web portal for customers of New York City cable TV and Internet access company Cablevision. To mobile edition of Optimum has traffic, weather, TV schedules and move reviews and show times for the New York metropolitan area and allows subscribers access to their email.
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Technology/Mobile/Mobile Social


Papaya A mobile social network started by ex-Googler Si Shen. Papaya is available as an iPhone or Java app and on the mobile web. Features include on phonebook backup, multi-player gaming, avatars, micro blogging, multi platform IM (AIM, Yahoo IM, MSN IM, Google Talk, and ICQ), avatars, photo sharing, chat rooms and cheap international caling and SMS.
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BitsForFree Free application and game downloads for S60 2nd and 3rd Edition phones including the Nokia 5800. Source @khouryrt
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Business/Quotes & Trading

Oanda FX Trade Mobile access to Oanda’s foreign exchange trading platform including live and practice trades. Registration required.
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Inside Higher Education News, commentary, career advice and a job board for higher education professionals. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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All About Jazz Mobile

All About Jazz Mobile Mobile edition of features news, album and live performance reviews, player profiles and an international calendar of live gigs. The image heavy site is over 185 KB and may be too big to load on some mainstream phones. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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News/US Local by State/Virginia – Wyoming

The Columbian Vancouver, WA News, weather, traffic cameras, school closures, and movie show times for Portland Oregon and Vancouver, Washington from The Columbian daily newspaper. Not the best designed mobile site: there are only two news items, both sports related, on the whole site. Movie listings are full of “garbage” characters making them hard to read. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
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StreamThru A new service that’s similar to Tripit (review). Store your travel itineraries on Streamthru’s desktop Web site. The day before your scheduled departure Streamthru sends you a text message with a link to your personal mobile Web page containing all details of your trip and real-time flight status updates, weather, and destination guides. There’s also an option to have all information delivered by text. Basic packages are free, an extra cost option provides additional destination information, text translation and emergency assistamce. Source Oh! Mobile Directory
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Travel-Transit/Destination Guides

CityZapper Guides to major European cities in English and Dutch. For each city there are maps, an overview description, transportation information and listings of restaurants, clubs, museums, sights and events. Source:
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Discover Namiibia Mobile

Discover Nambia Official site of the Namibia Tourist Board. Information on entry and visa requirements, attractions and weather Source:
Content: *** Usability: XXXX Guide to Boston. Has museum hours and click call numbers and links to transit information, Special offer coupons for a few restaurants, attractions and shops. Source:
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Reference/Health Official site of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, a U.S. government agency. Lots of information about the H1N1 “Swine” Flu.  The site also has health news, current threats, emergency preparedness information, tips for avoiding and treating contagious diseases and traveler’s health advisories. Source @andrewjb
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Sunderland AFC Latest match results, photos, statistics, fixtures and player profiles from the U.K.’s Premier League Sunderland Association Football Club. Source
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