Read Offline Wikipedia from Mobile Phone

Sometime I wish to have a mobile encyclopedia walking beside me wherever I go. Currently because I subscribe to mobile internet broadband, that wish is temporarily abandoned because I can open wikipedia directly from Opera Mobile Browser or by visiting wapedia.com http://wapedia.mobi which is mobile friendly. And guess what, one guy just make it for me and you.

It is designed to run under Symbian 60 and should be working to Symbian UIQ, then your Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson mobile phone can have this ‘small’ application.

You can read the installation instruction and file download at his site.

Key features:

  • Approximately 2050 full-length articles, and over 3.5 million words (equivalent to a 4,000+ page book in text alone)
  • Storage Card & Phone Memory Compatibility
  • Keyword Search
  • Adjustable font sizes and styles
  • Cross Reference Links – tap on a link to easily go to the related article
  • An easy-to-use alphabetical index for all articles
  • Compatibility with ALL S60 devices, from the Nokia 7650 to the N95

  1. Hi,

    the URL to Wapedia is http://wapedia.mobi – not wapedia.com

  2. Thanks Florian for the update.

  3. There is a new service to access Wikipedia from your Java or Windows Mobile phone, called Unyverse http://www.unyverse.com
    It uses a small smart client application and has the following advantages over the pure WAP/mobile web access:
    1) You can read your previously downloaded articles offline when you have no connection
    2) Reading experience is optimized with nice table of contents, page by page formating, and change font size which is important when reading on a small screen
    3) entire article content is downloaded compressed, so it is faster
    4) You can synchronize your bookmarked article with your free Unyverse web account

    There is a short You Tube video here :




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