Fancy phones

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by Sympathetic_Reaction, Mar 11, 2010.

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  1. Sympathetic_Reaction

    Sympathetic_Reaction LE Book Reviewer

    Okay...having been at the forefront of modern computer technology since the BBC Micro I have realised I am significantly behind in mobile phone land. Therefore after a swift beating my mobile phone provider has been forced to upgrade me to a nice little HTC phone with unlimited interweb access.

    So - I hear you ask - what does this fine fellow now wish us to do with this information? Aha! Short of surfing for porn on a small screen in the privacy of my own bathroom, I am trying to think of other benefits to this small bundle of computing joy I will have delivered today.

    So anyone recommend some 'must have' apps for an Android OS phone.



    p.s. anyone else think I started that post a little excessively and went downhill at the end?
  2. Apps, What's an app?

  3. An application CQMS - like extras.
  4. Ooh! I like "Extra's"
  5. Are the Samaratans an APP?
  6. If you are a really Very Sad individual - try Trendsmap. It shows you who is Tweeting in your area, and what they are saying. Unlikely that you will find anything that casts much light on the unfathomable mysteries of the human condition however.
  7. Google sky, like google earth but looking up instead of down. Utterly useless but very cool
  8. Have a gander at this link.

    101 Android apps

    #12 should suit if you fancy chav baiting on the move, next time a couple of idiots hit a tree/lamp post/chippy in a stolen car.
  9. I'm definitely getting one of those wee HTC Desire phones when I get back from my holidays. Otherwise the Mrs will just spend my dosh on a load of other shiite.
  10. Just got an iphone and looking for advice. . . .

    You can't polish a turd.


    You CAN polish an iphone.......
  11. The hammer app works brilliantly as does the emergency floatation aid app, try them out.
  12. When washing your car in an automatic carwash, always, always, always close your windows.
  13. Whats an android phone is like a nokia? ;)
  14. In no particular order:

    HulloMail - voicemail app far better than the network voicemail.
    Handcent SMS - better than the standard sms app, loads of customisation options
    Opera Mini - web browser
    AdFree - kills the adds you get in most of the free apps
    beebPlayer - iPlayer for your phone
    Layar - blinding VR app, uses the camera and overlays it with various useful (ish) places, wiki entries, pubs etc
    Twidroid - if you twit
    Gmote - control your pc over your wireless network