I’ve received several requests for an English – Japanese dictionary but until now haven’t found one that was small enough to load on Boost phones. I just discovered the KODi series of free mobile Java translating dictionary apps. They are remarkably small, only 800 KB for this “full” version Japanese dictionary compared with several MBs for other vendors Japanese dictionaries.
This dictionary is very fast loading and searches are almost instantaneous. The user interface is attractive and easy to use too. The only downside is that it only provides “rōmaji” Japanese translations using the Latin (Roman) alphabet rather than actual kanji or kani Japanese characters.
Small is a relative term, this app is about 800KB in size and you will need about 2500 KB free space on your phone to install it. Delete any games and apps that you don’t use before trying to download it.
left or * – delete
call key – toggle English-Japanese-English, select in the menu
up or down – move through results
Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.