I have a US cell phone (LG Muziq, Sprint is the provider). I would REALLY like to be able to read Japanese web pages on it, but whenever I surf to a page with Japanese text it just shows up as garbage. I've installed Opera Mini on my phone, but that didn't help, even though the demo on their website does show Japanese characters. Is there any way to get this to work? I don't need to be able to type in Japanese, or send Japanese text messages. I just want to be able to read Japanese web pages. If I can't do this on the phone directly, then maybe there's another website I could visit that would convert the Japanese text to images?
I'm going on a 10+ day bike ride and want to be able to use my fantastic Nokia 6110 (with built in GPS) and my ipod Nano as long as possible. I bought a cheap solar panel charger on ebay and have found that it's useless. What are the best solutions? So far under consideration are better solar, a spare battery for the phone and emergency chargers that can be recharged when I can get to mains power. The 'name brand' solar chargers around, the solio and the freeloader also have negative reviews. The Freeplay 12V looks cool, but has also got some pretty poor reviews (but at least it looks like it works). What would you recommend?
I want to watch youtube MOBILE on my computer (m.youtube.com) but can't quite get it. Firefox and VLC gets me close, but not easily and sadly without sound. Would I better off with some smartphone emulator? [more inside]
I want to turn a 10 hour drive into a 10 minute time lapse video. [more inside]
Is there a option or another product like Active Sync that will allow me to sync certain files where I want them to go on my PDA (ie storage card) instead of the default local place on the device? Its a Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 5....
I am hoping folks here can impart their wisdom on how to play with the latest mobile tech for an extended period of time. For instance, let's say I wanted to play with the T-Mobile Shadow for awhile but don't have an account with T-Mobile. Is my only option to pay $300.00 for the phone and sign a two-year agreement? Or are there other ways to play? The thought of several contracts with several providers scares me away from it...
A better mobile AIM client for my cellphone? [more inside]
So I love my blackberry pearl 8100 but I've had it with all of RIM's bluetooth crippling and limitations. I want a phone the exact same size with a great keyboard that does email, bluetooth and works with T-Mobile. Ring it up MeFites. [more inside]
I need to setup donations via SMS for a client, but I don't know how I can start. What companies offer this, what are the costs. Anyone knows?
I don't understand cell phone java applications... Can the hive mind help me to troubleshoot Gmail Mobile? [more inside]
Recommend a midrange gaming laptop for around $2000? [more inside]
WAP/Mobile Websites for KC Metro Road/Weather Conditions? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a phone for tethered EDGE data use with a PC, and basic voice calls? GSM, T-Mobile, Motorola preferred but not absolutely required. I've done some research but I'm a bit confused. [more inside]
How can I use my cellphone or BlackBerry to monitor sound at my house? [more inside]
of the mobile broadband services like sprint, verizon, etc, which one is best?
Funker mobile phones from Spain. I'm trying to get one of these from somewhere, but I want to know, where can I source this in the UK, and can I get them unlocked? Thanks
Should I buy an unlocked blackberry and/or cellphone? And should I wait for the "3G" Blackberry that I am told may come out soon on AT&T? And what about the whole Motorola F3 thing from a while back? [more inside]
GadgetFilter: Please help me decide - do you own a Nokia N880 or 770? [more inside]
Why have some (but not all) of my Bluetooth speed dials stopped working? [more inside]
I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time in France (Paris and Bordeaux and Lyon) over the next 6 weeks. What's the cheapest way to get mobile internet (3G or wifi)? [more inside]
Whats the best cell/mobile phone camera for streetphotography/interior snapshots ? [more inside]
Dear Hive Mind: Please help me find the best "must have" Mobile Windows 5.0 apps for my AT&T 8525, specifically software focused on Productivity / Organization. [more inside]
I have had an LG cu320 phone for about 1.5 years, so it's out of warranty and I stupidly (or arrogantly) did not get insurance for the phone. Now an internal part is broken which has rendered the screen completely white and LG won't send me (the customer) the part and can only suggest I send it to them to repair, which would cost a *minimum* of $35. [more inside]
Do you use Virgin Mobile (in the U.S.)? Even better, do you use their Slice phone? All its specs are fine for me; I'm hoping to hear how you like it (especially the sound quality of calls, since the reviews of that are mixed) and/or how you like using Virgin Mobile.
I've upgraded from this HTC smartphone, which runs Windows Mobile 4 (I think) to this HTC smartphone, which runs Windows Mobile 5. Is there any way to transfer from the old phone to the new phone: a) the predictive-text dictionary (thus saving myself re-entering the many placenames and dozens of swear words I've submitted) and/or b) my past SMS text messages?
There must be a great way for me to get driving directions via cell phone, right? [more inside]
i just got a nokia n95 phone. what kinda cool stuff can i do with it? [more inside]
I know that phone numbers can be moved from carrier to carrier, but I'm moving outside the country for a while. Can I "park" my fantastic mobile number and reclaim it when I return? [more inside]
I'll soon be in Vancouver, BC for about 2 weeks, and it would be helpful for me to have a cell phone while I'm out there - but only while I'm out there. Would a prepaid cell phone be my best bet? If so, any suggestions as to where to pick one up? If not, what else might work? [more inside]
How do I find video bloggers to answer a survey from a startup that is trying to promote its own video blogging software/service? I'm specifically looking for folks who use their mobile phones to capture video for their "vlog" -- b/c that's what this startup company does. [more inside]
Options for staying connected to the Internet while traveling outside the US for extended period of time.
I'm going to be traveling outside the US for the next year with my laptop and was wondering what the best options are for internet connectivity. The itinerary isn't set, but it will be a mix of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America. I'm a freelance web developer and will be working remotely part time to support my existing clients during my travels. [more inside]
Is there a free method to "debrand" a phone? (And is there OS X software?) [more inside]
How does my Windows Mobile PDA communicate with our office Exchange Server successfully without using a VPN, when I have to use a VPN with Microsoft Outlook to get at it? (And then are there any PC-based programs that can use the same technique as the PDA?)
Help me find the perfect convergence communication device (i.e. phone!) to make my nerdlife complete while I'm (endlessly) on the road. Hours upon hours of searching have turned up naught and I'm getting desperate. [more inside]
Fun roadtrippy songs that mention the states of Louisiana and/or Alabama (or cities therin) prominently? Bonus: showtunes that do so! [more inside]
I need a smartphone with wifi capabilities. Should I purchase a smartphone now or wait? [more inside]
Mobile Computing Filter - my boss has informed me he would like me to get some sort of mobile computing device to become more efficient while on the road. I've been looking at Pocket PCs, Blackberrys, Tablet PCs, Trios etc. What do you use? What works and what does not? What features do you wish you had? (I've done some Ask.Mefi research with little success) [more inside]
Webmail IMAP client: like SquirrelMail, but smaller, for a mobile phone? My new phone (S/E w810i) does "email", in the sense that it can talk to a small range of pre-selected partners like Yahoo or AOL. I'm looking for a web-based IMAP client that I can use to access my own IMAP server. It should be something along the lines of MIR, but that allows writing mail as well as reading it. I like SquirrelMail a lot, but it doesn't have a non-framed, minimal view.
Fellow educators / trainers, how do you deal with cell phones in your classrooms? [more inside]
When my colleagues phone me, how can I remember all the things that I am supposed to talk to them about? [more inside]
Help! Opening any text messages or emails displays a blank white screen on my Cingular 2125 (HTC Faraday) Windows Mobile 5 smartphone. [more inside]
Where can I find good Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) software? I'd love to have this on my phone to read mobile web articles or PDFs. Also, being able to read text on my Macbook Pro would be nice too. [more inside]
What's the cheapest mobile phone available in Australia which speaks 802.11b or 802.11g?
How do I replace my Sky Plus box? [more inside]
Please help me find a wireless phone provider in Chicago that doesnt suck. [more inside]
I have a siemens C55 telephone that is simlocked. I've also gotten the unlock code off my provider a while back. The problem is I either didn't receive or have lost the unlock instructions, i.e. what exactly I need to type into the phone along with the unlock code, and whether this should be with the original sim card, a new sim card or no sim card at all loaded. I know I can unlock it without the code if I have a data cable, but I don't have a data cable and they'd probably cost more than the entire phone is worth. Googling is made difficult by the millions of sites offering to unlock phones for low low prices.
What is the best way to get GPS on my Nokia E60? [more inside]
If it costs me, say, 2 cents a minute to call a landline in Europe and, say, 25 cents a minute to call a cell phone in that same city- why isn't there a service (in Europe) that allows me to call a landline which connects my call to a mobile phone (and charges me 5 cents a minute or a monthly charge or whatever) Or, is there?
I need a mobile phone that I can use on a UK network for the time being and then take with me when I move back to the US later this year. Help me choose a phone with a camera, bluetooth™, and [more inside]
I have Verizon Wireless cell phone service. My phone is the LG9800 (aka "The V"). In order to send a text message to someone, I have to do the following: [more inside]