Ever wanted to truly carry around the Encyclopedia in your back pocket? I guess that is what Paris based WikiPock was thinking when they created this product. DavidB let me know about this application that essentially condenses all of Wikipedia into a 4GB file on your SD card (without images). Not sure why you could not just search Wikipedia from their mobile site but I guess maybe this is faster… At least I hope so. I still find it impressive that they managed to stuff 2.7 million Wikipedia pages into 4GB that the BlackBerry can actually manage. Now why can’t TeleNav do that?
At $9.99 the application is in no way cheap considering the fact that Wikipedia mobile is free but it might just be exactly what some people are looking for. I could see myself in college with all the answers right a my fingertips…
From the description:
WikiPock is a mobile phone software that allows you to search and read the wiki encyclopedia articles without internet connection. All the articles are stored in your mobile phone’s memory so there is no need to download anything from the network. The world’s biggest encyclopedia with over 2.7 million articles in English — In your phone, on the go!
- No internet or data connection required
- Full editorial content
- Instant search
- Clean mobile-formatted pages
- Preloaded microSD memory cards available
- Always up-to-date
- Battery-life saver
- Easy user interface