Taptu’s New Mobile Directory – Not Just For Touchscreens

Mobile search company Taptu has taken the wraps off their latest project.  Billed as “The World’s largest Directory of Web Apps & Touch Friendly Sites For Owners of Mass Market Touch Screen Mobiles“, it’s modeled after the iPhone App Store  with mobile web apps and sites organized into categories like News & Weather, Music, Sport, Entertainment, Social and Technology.  The directory is searchable and features rotating galleries of  “Top Sites” and “New Sites”. You can reach the Taptu directoy by … Continue reading

Fonet – Now As Good Looking As it is Useful

Fonet is a  large mobile portal with a lot of features. It combines an extensive mobile web directory with a social network, personal portal and online tools like search, maps and driving directions. Social networking features include profile pages, friends list, messaging, groups and blogs. Fonet’s personal portal gives  users an online phonebook, todo list, notepad, photo storage and sharing and the ability to create a personal bookmark list of their favorite links and RSS feeds. In terms of features … Continue reading

Quick.as – New Mobile Start Page

Quick.as is a new web and mobile portal or start page. It offers a single search box that lets you search with a dozen different search engines on basic phones and over a hundred different search engines ranging form Google and Yahoo to the Shenzen Stock Exchange and The Pirate Bay on the desktop and phones that support JavaScript Quick.as is not a meta-search engine, you have to choose a single search engine for each query, Quick.as claims to detect … Continue reading

Here and Now, Nokia’s New Mobile Portal

Nokia launched a new mobile site yesterday called “Here and Now“. It’s a mobile portal emphasizing music news and movie reviews from Rolling Stone and also featuring news from Reuters,  gossip from US Weekly, game and  application downloads, videos and a small directory of 3rd party mobile websites.  Nokia claims Here and Now is targeted at 18 to 35 year olds.  That’s OK by me if it keeps the marketing pros at Nokia employed but I really don’t see how  … Continue reading

The New Mobile Social Windows Live

Yesterday Microsoft released a completely updated mobile web version of Windows Live. This is a very significant upgrade and deserves a thorough look.  To understand the new mobile version you really need to look at the full-web version of Windows Live.  Microsoft is in the middle of a massive roll-out of a new and revamped Live portal which they have dubbed Windows Live Wave 3.  Wave 3 is all about social networking.  Live users now have a  Profile complete with picture, status-like “personal … Continue reading

New Sites By Wap Review Readers

A couple of regular Wap Review readers contacted me this week to announce new mobile sites they have created. I don’t automatically post about every personal site that I hear about but these are quality sites offering unique content so I’m more than willing to add them to the directory and portal and give them a little plug. First up is Ryan Kairer whose PhoneFavs and Palm InfoCenter I’ve covered previously. The prolific Ryan has just launched three new mobile … Continue reading

ZeroRubbish Portal Lives Up to it’s Name

ZeroRubbish (zerorubbish.com) is a comprehensive mobile portal which combines a mobile link directory, multi-search engine, chat rooms and forums with social networking features including profiles, guest book and shared personal link directories.  As the site’s name implies, submitted links pass through an approval process to eliminate adult and low quality content, non-mobile sites and other “rubbish”. No registration is needed to browse the directory, follow links and use the search engine. Registered users get access to chat and forums and … Continue reading