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Useful Applications for Smartphone? 80

merlinbasenji asks: "I've recently purchased an Audiovox SMT5600 Smartphone for Cingular, and I'm looking for suggestions for good applications like: calendars, browsers, games, email client, etc. Anyone have a favorite, or had a bad experience with specific applications?"
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Useful Applications for Smartphone?

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  • Apps on my treo... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by MagicMike (7992) on Monday March 20, 2006 @10:19PM (#14961730) Homepage
    tcpmp - plays movies
    ptunes - mp3s and such's player for ebooks
    plucker for free ebooks
    eatwatch so I don't swell up
    chatter - best email client
    tomtom navigator - don't leave home without the gps fob...
    verichat for chatting
    fileprog - a better file browser
    an unzip utility so I can download from the web
    my subway/train schedule
    card export - turns the phone into a usb mass-storage device
    LJP - a nintendo emulator (also gameboy and sega and tgfx etc)
    niggle - a free scrabble emulator

    I guess that's it.
  • by DavidNWelton (142216) on Tuesday March 21, 2006 @02:06AM (#14962309) Homepage
    In a bit of blatant self promotion...

    The Hecl Programming Language: []

    It's an open source scripting language that's compact enough to run on cell phones. If you're the adventurous/hacker type, it's still in the early stages of development, but is far along enough to write real apps, such as this shopping list system: []

    It's a great time to get involved in the project because it's in its early stages, and there is a lot of fun to be had!

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