Microsoft has released a free Facebook application that gives Windows Mobile 6 users a way to stay connected on the popular social network.
MobilityMinded has a great walkthrough of all the features, with screens.
The only glaring omissions from this app are the lack of Facebook chat and the ability to view comments to photos.
The Bottom Line
This app isn’t perfect, but it’s good. If you use Facebook and have a Windows Mobile 6 device, it’s worth checking out.
Thanks to jkOnTheRun for the heads up!
Google has released a new version of their mobile YouTube app optimized for Windows Mobile and Nokia/Symbian Series 60 devices. The new app promises faster startup, search and video loading (up to 90% faster); improved video quality; and enhanced WiFi support.
The new app will also automatically alert you when new updates are available to download, making upgrades easier.
- Download the app from your phone at m.youtube.com
- Read more on the Google Mobile blog
- Full list of supported Nokia/Symbian S60 devices
- Watching Video on Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 Phones – YouTube blog
AOL announced an open beta of a new Windows Mobile application called ICQ Mobile.
ICQ Mobile brings much of the functionality of their desktop app to your Windows Mobile device.
ICQ for Windows Mobile supports devices with Windows Mobile 5, Windows Mobile 6, and Windows Mobile 6.1 operating systems, including:
- T-Mobile Dash and Wing
- Sprint HTC Touch and Diamond
- AT&T Samsung Blackjack II and Epix
- Verizon Wireless XV6800 and XV6900
- Sprint Samsung Ace
- AT&T Pantech Duo and Matrix Pro
- Motorola Q
- Most Palm Treo’s
AOL’s decision to create ICQ Mobile has some people scratching their heads. ICQ is arguably the granddaddy of instant messaging, but has largely been passed over in favor of WLM, Yahoo! Messenger or even Facebook. ”ICQ? I haven’t used that in ages!” They are forgetting basic geography — the world is round. The mobile market is global, and ICQ still enjoys great popularity outside of North America.
You can check out the ICQ Mobile beta here.