I got a new Nokia N73 with a USB cable recently and have been searching for games and applications that I can download without charge to install on my new mobile phone. I have never put much thought into apps and games before before mainly because of my laziness and an old phone that had no data cable.
The Internet has a lot of fake sites for mobile phones that promise free downloads but charge the user in the end anyway. It took a while to find excellent sites that live up to their promise. After finding several sites that offered free downloads for mobile phones I had to download applications and test them on my phone.
The major problem with applications for mobile phones is that they are most of the time not compatible with all mobile phones. You sometimes have a five or six versions of the same application and you have to download the correct one for your mobile phone.
Not everyone may agree with the selection that I made and I would love to hear about applications that you use.
Amaze - Free GPS Navigation
Flurry - Mobile Email and RSS
MobiChat - Use AIM, MSN and Yahoo on your phone
MobyExplorer - File Manager, FTP & FTPS client
Update: as you can see, some of the applications are no longer available. I suggest you visit the Get Jar website if you are still having a phone with Nokia's Symbian OS or a comparable operating system as it offers a wide range of applications for it.
Modern phones come with app stores that are accessible from the phone directly in form of an application or web store, and software like Apple's iTunes software that can be used to browse and install apps on the phone.
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats (video ads) or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.