MySpace Mobile – a bit sluggish, but a nice GUI. Although the menu text is Very Very Very small. I wasn’t able to upgrade (the cellphone version of myspace). It started Opera Mobile but I was unable to connect to the site. I’m not sure why that is. This is a good application for those who are heavily invested in their My Space page. It doesn’t show the page with all the (in my opinion) annoying bells and whistles, but it shows the text and data.
One thing My-Cast Weather doesn’t have is access to international weather. It doesn’t accept European cities like the Blackberry program does. This is a bit of a disappointment for me, but maybe they will include this feature in the future.
Just in case your chat was full of brilliant ideas the phone software lets you save the chat via a menu. I investigated and the program saves it as a “.dat” file which not only can be accessed again from within yahoo mobile messenger, but I copied it to my laptop, renamed it as a “.xml” file (sneaky, ain’t I!) and viewed in my Opera Browser. In case you want to find your ‘secret’ conversations look in “My Device/Application Data/OzData”.
I find the QWERTY keyboard fairly comfortable for this type of activity. Logging on is fast, easy and problem free. This is one of the most successfully transfered features for a cell phone. And I’m not a major IM user. In fact, using IM on a cell phone makes more sense than using it on a computer. At least to me. And the fact that you can save important conversations is very useful – especially if you had an impromptu brainstorming session! It’s great to be able to trace where all those clever ideas developed.
In the next installment we examine the new Google Maps Mobile with the new feature: My Location
Written by Cecilia