India is a nation of mobile users. Unlike a few years ago, we see just about anyone and everyone using a mobile phone today. Also, the mobile phones they use are more often than not, internet-capable and furthermore, service providers bundle internet capability (read "basic GPRS") too, in which you pay only for what you use. But most of us are plain ignorant about the potential this has or rather, how to use this internet capability to stay connected no matter where you go.
An overwhelming majority of mobile phones can run J2ME applications (as against Symbian applications, which can only run on Symbian phones). We have, therefore, rounded up a collection of ten useful mobile applications that run on such phones, but the catch is that all of these applications use the mobile internet for different tasks. We have left out the obvious ones such as Opera Mini, eBuddy, Google Maps, etc. as these are pretty popular and are known to everyone. What we are going to write about today are applications that are tremendously useful and yet, have been fairly unnoticed. So, read on and we will show you how to transform your simple mobile phone into something you would never have thought possible. So here is the list, in no particular order.
You can hardly find anyone without an email address today. In fact, email addresses have become more recognized than postal addresses simply due to the fact that they are very simple and easy to remember. Since most of us have email addresses, we would like to remain connected even when on the move. It is a free mobile application that lets you send and receive emails, amongst other services, using your mobile phone. It is effectively an email client that brings emails straight to your mobile phone.
To download and start using flurry, just point your mobile browser to www.flurry.com or go to www.flurrymail.com from your PC. Here, you can add the email addresses you wish to use along with their individual passwords. You can add any email regardless of the domain and regardless of whether it uses POP3, IMAP or Web mail. You can also add RSS feeds and receive news directly into this application. In addition, there is also MOBS, which is messaging to a group of friends or share videos, pictures, favorite feeds, etc. There are shortcut keys for everything and the built-in help informs you about these. This application comes in two versions - the Basic one which is for older phones and the Plus version is heavier and for newer phones. The features remain similar in both, while the interface is livelier in the Plus version. With a nice and easy to use interface, flurry is one application you will definitely thank us for introducing you to.