Last night I was browsing around the web when I saw very handy collection of Web Sites that are optimised for mobile devices. I thought I should share
Trade and Watch Stocks
Track your portfolio
Mobile Business Week
Can't create a portfolio, but other tools such as charts are awesome
Music industry weekly that tracks record and song popularity in dozens of "charts", the best known of which is the Billboard Hot 100. All the charts are available on this new mobile site along with album cover art and chart history by artist.
Mobile guide to Broadway plays, pls synopses, cast list and curtain times for current on-Broadway shows.
Nightlife guide for 30 US cities. Lists the major venues and headliners for various categories of music and comedy. Also a good selection of neighborhood bars, brewpubs and dance clubs.
Buy those tickets on your way to the theater. Theatre show times and movies as well.
Steam that radio to your device using Tuned.mobi's service.
News - International
Good to see Africa represented in the mobility space.
This is BBC's PDA website. The graphics are awesome and are optimized for the PDA form factor. For WAP website, go here.
CanWest's take on the news is also non-wap based. Mobile continues to go mainstream.
Based in Singapore, here's a non-wap news site for APAC.
If you're a CNN junkie, here's your fix.
DW - Deutsche Welle
German broadcaster but you can get content in 29 different languages from this site.
I usually don't like wap but India Times is a really rich site.
International Herald Tribune
117-yo Paris based English language daily. Solid graphics and very fast.
Here's a site in English, Malay and Chinese
Can't get enough of EMEA, here's another great broadcaster taking it to mobile
News - United States
Get the latest from the Windy City's best daily newspaper.
Christian Science Monitor
Popular and html based.
Seatttle area folks can get the latest news, weather, and traffic.
Arguably one of the top papers in the country mobilized!
Uses browser detection to serve you the best content for your device.
New York Business
Gotta get your business news from the Big Apple.
Going to MGX or CTIA? Here's your news, plus you can email articles.
Popular Online News magazine is mobile.
SF - KTVU
Fox's KTVU uses intelligent browser detection to help send content for your screen size.
One of the most prestigious papers in the US has fixed it's mobile site.
WAP based version of a popular American Daily - Great Sports.
News - Humor/Satire
Humorous, made up news stories.
Track a package, get rates, or find a FedEx store.
White Pages, Yellow Pages and Reverse Phone directory.
White and Yellow pages. Reverse phone number lookup. Driving directions
Yellow Pages, While Pages Reverse Phone Lookup, Reverse Address Lookup, Neighbor Look-up, and MapQuest Maps and Driving Directions
Search - Local
Find the 10 Best of anything in 3,500 cities around the world. Very nice HTML based site.
MSN Live Local
Web site for Live Search.
Get your fix anywhere in the US or Canada.....sorry EMEA
Search - Web
Pretty good site but results are an amalgam of mobile and non-mobile optimized sites which makes the usability of web searches questionable.
Microsoft's Web Search
Yahoo's Web Search
Amazon.com Shopping Site - Books/Music/DVDs/Toys/etc.
Free Classified Ads
Century 21 - House Shopping
Drive a new neighborhood and search fort available houses while you're at it. Brilliant!
Worlds Largest Auction site / Garage Sale
Supposedly overstock items being blown out at low prices.
NY Book Review
Yahoo's Photo Sharing Site
Your personal web page with blogs, photos, etc. By Microsoft
Travel - Airline
Travel - Destinations
Visitor's Guide to Disney parks - Superfast!
Travel - General / Tools
Get a cab in the US, Canada, or the UK
Simple Flight Status Website. Great for checking on airport status, security wait times, and flight delays.
Travel - Hotels
Travel - Rail
DB European Travel
Plan trips between any town in Europe.
Travel - Booking
Can't book, but you can view your itineraries.
Travel Meta-Search engine is really cool.
Flight status, itineraries, hotel finder, and contact info.
Travel - Trip Planning
Public Transportation in DC, NYC, SF, Boston, and Chicago
Satellite tracking tells you when the next bus will arrive.
Portland Transit Tracker
Worldwide Travel Info
PDA Animated Weather - Not only can you get the weather, but the satellite images are animated and zoomable.
Get your US weather here by zip, or city/state.
Get your international forecasts here.