With my trusty E71 functioning as good as a mini-PC for all practical applications including Maps/GPS, Instant Messaging integrated with Google Chat and other IM services, Email, Twitter, and various other applications, and surviving a few very tough falls, I never thought I’d upgrade my phone in a long time.

At some point I purchased an Android phone (LG Optimus P500) for my wife, and then when finally a ‘key’ key of my E71 stopped working, I thought I’d borrow her phone as a stop gap till I get it fixed. Well… no prizes for guessing that I ended up holding on to it considering that I still haven’t fixed the E71…

Well to cut a long story short, here are the list of apps that I’ve installed on it, they can be searched for in the Android Market. Highly recommended marked in blue. Of course, I’d highly recommend all Mobile Study based applications by Specadel as well. But then that might be biased considering I consult here 😉 But then they have got a pretty good rating in the market, so you can consider checking them out as well.

Children’s Stories:

  • 3 Pigs
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • iStoryBooks

Art/music particularly for children:

  • Art of Glow
  • Kid Coloring
  • Musical Lite
  • Paint Joy
  • Robotic Guitarist Free

Children’s Games:

  • Kids ABC Phonics Lite
  • Kids Connect the Dots Lite
  • Kids Numbers and Math Lite
  • Kids Shape Puzzle Lite
  • Let’s Xylophone
  • Bubbles 2
  • Coloris
  • Disney Fairies Puzzle
  • Find The Ball (3 cups that rotate around and you need to spot which one isn’t empty)
  • Jewels Deluxe
  • Shapes
  • Sight Words
  • Zoo Trip

Arcade Games:

  • aTilt 3D Labyrinth Free
  • Angry Birds Rio
  • Chess Free
  • Dropwords
  • Falling Ball (very nice game of avoiding a ball using accelerometer)
  • Fling (nice puzzle)
  • Flying Turtle
  • Frozen Bubble Plus
  • Fruit Slice
  • Glow Hockey
  • Hungry Shark Free
  • Mr Block Free
  • Paper Toss (flick paper into a basket)
  • Penguin Skiing (very nice accelerometer based skiing game)
  • Phit Droid (rearranging blocks puzzle)
  • Pool Master Pro (pool game)
  • Scooter Hero AD
  • ShakyTower
  • Super Sudoku
  • Speedx 3D Free (navigate through a dizzy tunnel using accelerometer)
  • Swing Frog Free
  • YooNinja Free

Utilities:

  • Barcode Scanner
  • eBuddy (best IM Client that integrates gtalk, etc)
  • Gingerbread keyboard
  • Gmail
  • Google Sky Map (this is just amazing! Accelerometer + GPS based. Go on the terrace at night)
  • handyCalc
  • Google Maps
  • MyPhoneExplorer Client (see MyPhoneExplorer)
  • Picasa Tool (view Picasa Web Albums in Android)
  • Skype
  • Sound Sleep (interesting audio collection)
  • StopWatch & Timer
  • SuperBox (10 utilities, main useful ones are clearing cache, and moving apps to SD card)
  • TED Air (browse through TED videos, download offline to SD card0
  • WebMD (first-aid and other medical info)
  • WordPress (if you have a wordpress blog that you’d like to post to)