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Opera Mini Alternative (& free wap proxys)

Alternatives to Opera Mini!

Opera Mini button

OperaMini is a program for your cellphone that lets you use almost any website on your mobile / cellphone.

Should Opera Mini not work on your phone / cellphone model or what not, then these other Opera Mini-like options might come in handy. OR

These pages contain links to the alterntive HTML j2me browser programs you need.
The links above host the .jar’s, because it’s hard to find working links at the respective original sites below.


  • CellHtml – CellHtml is a cHTML browser for browsing of iMode sites. This new version contains an impressive list of added features including memory caching, bookmarks, animation and HTTP CGI forms.
  • jBrowser For J2ME – jBrowser for J2ME is WML 1.2 compliant WAP browser for J2ME enabled devices. Support for Images (WBMP and PNG).
  • MidScape – MIDScape is a browser that allows you to access content encoded in the MML markup language – an application of XML somewhat similar to HTML.
  • WebViewer – Reqwireless WebViewer is a fast HTML Web browser for Java -enabled (J2ME) mobile devices. WebViewer gives you access to the same Web content on your Java-capable cellphone or PDA that you get with any desktop browser. WebViewer is not a WAP browser; it’s an HTML browser.
  • jBrowser For J2ME – jBrowser for J2ME is WML 1.2 compliant WAP browser for J2ME enabled devices.

    main features:
    * Communication over HTTP with support for HTTP 1.1.

    * Support for Images (WBMP and PNG).

    * Caching optimizes download time

  • – Shrunq is a smart, small and free web browser for cellphones.
  • The IAppli/MIDP PicoBrowser – The PicoBrowser is a tiny, high-performance, cHTML browser and web server, which fits into a small memory footprint in an embedded Java device.

So, should you have any problems with Opera Mini (which should not happen), you now know where to look 🙂

‘Online’ Browsers (free wap / wml proxys)

There are also a couple of ‘online’ browsers / sites that allow you to view normal full size pages normally only meant for you computer desktop.

“proxies for cellphone internet”

  • Skweezer is both a mobile-optimized browser and a fully functional Web portal, with features such as e-mail, contacts list, RSS reader, and more. To use Skweezer, go to, type in Web address or search phrase, and click the “Skweeze” button. If you enjoy using Skweezer, you can sign up for a free account that allows you to customize your Skweezer service, add and import favorites, and use Skweezer Mail.
  • – Google’s wml/wap reformating proxy. As used by (Google’s mobile search).
  • mobileleap.netMobileLeap Virtual Browser will detect your device type, and instantly reformat websites by compressing data, filtering out unsupported content and fitting the pages to your screen. Your data usage will be reduced by up to 80% — even with images enabled.
  • allows you to surf any website from your cell phone, PDA, Blackberry, Treo, Sidekick, or other mobile device even if the page is not formatted for mobile use.
  • – Everyone has their own reformatter it seems.
  • – PHONifier is both an open source script and a web service. PHONifier is aimed at automatically stripping webpages of unneccesary code. It can be used to surf the web on your mobile device or to make RSS feeds accessible on your mobile phone or PDA.
  • fdm8 – aka feedMate – View any site mobile size.

If it can be done on a pc, it can be done on a mobile. -def

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New MXit Version 3 (beta)

mxit startup screen

A new version of MXit is out…

It’s called V3 or Version 3. And can be found at

It’s still in beta development stages, and major new features are still to be added!

Here is the changelog (what’s new):

Version 3.0 differs from 2.4 in a number of ways and was needed to prepare MXit for the next wave of innovations we have been working on.

The following are a brief synopsis of some of the new features and changes. (Please note this list is not complete)

1. Several code optimizations were done that would yield faster response times on a large number of phones.

2. Several bugs were fix (and unfortunetly some new ones were introduced Embarassed . We humbly apologises for that and will fix them asap)

3. The Connecting and Logon phases were redesigned and are two separated phases now that will clearly indicates to a user where a signon problem lies. If it fails during the connecting phase, the problem is network related (GPRS or 3G). If it fails during Logon phase, it is a MXit server problem.

4. More emoticons were added.

5. Graphics capabilities were added and will go live soon. Will tell more about this as soon as servers are ready.

6. Form capabilities were added which will allow users to easily complete structured questions etc. New services that will employ these capabilities will be launched in the future. Will tell more about this soon.

7. Changes were made to allow easier code migrations between V3 and the Generic Version of MXit which will be released soon. These changes will also allow for easier and faster conversions to new phones.

8. Groups capabilities were added that allow users to place contacts into groups.


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Read more on my MXit page at:


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CellC sms via wap

CellC logo

Once again, I have completed another useful work of my own 🙂

The similar previous one, vodawap, was created for me to send sms to vodacom people (ok, ok, my girlfriend) from my mobile cellphone wap.

Now, I’ve created… um… cellcwap!

If you are on CellC, you get 5 free sms’s daily to send to other Cellc users via their website (

Well, I wanted to access this site from my mobile cellphone so that I can receive sms from it. I am a CellC subscriber. (Their GPRS works now, so it has everything I need now).

Now you can access their site (CellC) from your mobile cellphone to send your 5 free sms a day.

It just costs you the GPRS costs (barely a few cents) of logging on and sending your sms’s.

Here it is:
courtesy of def:

Give it a try and let me know if their are any problems.

CellC via WAP / GPRS:: sms;
This is free cellc to cellc sms’s.


All that’s left is to create one for MTN now!

Vodacom4me was the easiest to do, Cell C was a little tricky, now MTN looks the worst! There is so much javascript being used on the mtn site it’s a joke.

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writing cellphone mobile programs (j2me)

And so, I added some content to the j2me tutorial page.

Someone needed help with this topic, which pushed me to write up something on writing mobile phone programs.
I mean, if you help one person why not make the information available for everyone? That will save the next person from going through all the same unnecessary gripes.

It’s always like that. No-one will create something that has a zero demand.

Anyway, back to the reason for this page – cellphone development.

Most cellphones use a mini java VM mostly referred to as the J2ME. So, you need to write the game or application in the Java language basically.

The tools available are neat – read more on the page ::


If you are on the road… with your mobile cellphone… you might just need something that requires a PC & internet connection.

Luckily your mobile cellphone has a GPRS internet connection & a web browser.

Sooo, I’ve created a WAP page that you can access when you on the road. It lists the things that I find useful for when I am on the move.

So far I’ve got mobile email, maps and za sms.

And, the same page viewed in WML:

Vodacom free sms.
Added National Lottery results (South Africa)
International news
Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Gmail
MSN chat.
CellC sms wap.

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