lunes, octubre 31, 2005

TechFaith Releases First 3G Phone
ASIA : TechFaith Wireless announced it has released its first 3G phone. The phone is available in Italy and features Qualcomm's 6250 chipset, with WCDMA/GSM mode. The candy bar shaped phone is 19mm thick, with 64MB memory capable front 100K and rear 300K pixel cameras.
VIVO Pioneers 3G in Brazil
Brazil : VIVO, the largest mobile operator in the South Hemisphere, has expanded its 3G wireless broadband network in the North, South, and Center-West regions of Brazil using solutions from Nortel.
Support for Faster Version of EV-DO
High-Speed 3G Standard

US : QUALCOMM Incorporated said that the recent successful end-to-end CDMA2000(R) 1xEV-DO Revision A test calls signal the acceleration of the market drive toward the Rev. A version of EV-DO.
Vodafone Using Vending Machines to Sell Phones
The vending machine has come a long way since the Ancient Greeks invented an urn dispensing holy water. Vodafone has installed the first vending machine in the UK to dispense mobile phones. Initially being piloted in Vodafone stores in Manchester, the QuickPhone kiosk could become a common sight everywhere from festivals to train stations.
Bored? Play Flush with friends on cellphones
Mumbai, Oct. 30: This Diwali, download a mobile game called Teen Patti, or Flush, for Rs 50 and play the popular card game on cellphone. Each player will get three cards and depending on cards, a player can either bet or fold, play blind or seen. Bets can reach up to Rs 8,000 per person.

domingo, octubre 30, 2005

Event Wrap Up: 2005 Nokia Games Summit
The Okura Hotel in Amsterdam played host to the very first Nokia Games Summit earlier this month, where 190 delegates, made up of Forum Nokia developers, publishers and game industry press from around the world, were invited to participate in this annual forum directly addressing mobile games development.

viernes, octubre 28, 2005

PRESS RELEASE: Imagination Technologies Demonstrates Leading Mobile Gaming 3D Technology At Austin Games Developers Conference 2005
October 27th, Austin, Texas, USA: Imagination Technologies, a leader in system-on-chip intellectual property (SoC IP), is demonstrating advanced IP for mobile 3D gaming at the Austin Games Developers Conference 2005 (Stand 628).
Postcard From Austin: Mobile Carriers Talk Gaming
The Austin Game Conference’s Mobile and Wireless Design track featured an end-of-day panel on Thursday related to carriers in the wireless space. Two representatives each from Sprint and Amp’d Mobile discussed the role of carriers, publishers, and developers, from their perspective. The audience, struggling at times to hear the speakers, directing them several times to speak closer to their mics, only filled the room about half way.
Indiagames Announces Plans to Develop Next Generation Mobile 3D BREW Games
October 28, 2005 -- Indiagames, a global leader in mobile entertainment content, today announced that the company is developing its latest next-generation mobile 3D games for QUALCOMM’s BREW solution. These 3D BREW games will be optimized for QUALCOMM’s Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) Enhanced Multimedia Platform chipsets, including the MSM6550™ and MSM6275™. Indiagames will be featuring its new titles, Bruce Lee - Iron Fist 3D and Ashoka at the BREW 2005 Developers Conference – India being held October 26-27 at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.
"The Munsters Pinball" Spooktacular Fun On Your Mobile
Bordeaux, October 28, 2005 - IN-FUSIO, the leader in mobile phone entertainment, today announced the release of a new mobile game based on the famous classic comedy television sitcom "The Munsters." Through a licensing deal with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, IN-FUSIO will release "The Munster's Pinball" mobile game available Halloween 2005.
EVA05 mas móvil que nunca !!
El evento EVA 2005, este año tiene tres charlas sobre móviles. El sabado hay dos charlas. La primera de Fernando Sansberro (Batovi Games Studio) sobre cómo es desarrollar para celulares, pensando en el público que se quiere iniciar en el tema o esta en sus primeras estapas. Luego una charla de Sebastian Uribe (Inmune Games) con un product talk de Jumo, que trata del servicio de publicación de los juegos que ofrece, ideal para quien tiene un juego en desarrollo o completo y necesita asistencia en algunos aspectos. Por último, el domingo hay una charla de François Bodson (Gameloft) haciendo la presentación del estudio de Gameloft en Argentina, y explicando el rol de la empresa en la industria de juegos móviles.
Se Viene EVA 05!
Por tercer año consecutivo, se realizará en el exclusivo auditorio Salguero Plaza, el evento más prestigioso de America Latina para hablar sobre desarrollo de videojuegos, cultura gamer y la actualidad de la industria.
Are you game enough?
The Malaysian leg of the World Cyber Games Mobile Championship started last month and the response has been good, according to the event sponsor, Maxis.

jueves, octubre 27, 2005

Boasting Bluetooth, Java, BREW and video ringtones among other features, Nokia slates the 6165 and 2855 clamshell CDMA handsets for launch in the first half of 2006.
Updating its range of CDMA handsets, Nokia has announced the 2855 and 6165 clamshell CDMA phones due for arrival in the first half of 2006. As the most advanced of the two handsets, the 6165 offers up analog and CDMA 800/1900 MHz network support with CDMA2000 1xRTT for data transfer speeds up to 150 Kbps, as well as Infrared, Bluetooth and USB via Nokia's proprietary Pop-port connector for shorter-range connectivity.
PRESS RELEASE: Tyson Makes A Comeback! Player One Bring 'Mike Tyson Boxing' To Mobile
London, 26 October 2005 - Player One Limited, leading global publisher of games and content for mobile phones is delighted to announce the launch of their latest game - Mike Tyson Boxing. Fully endorsed by the Iron Man of boxing, Mike Tyson Boxing will give fans the chance to fight as the great man himself.
PRESS RELEASE: Player X goes from A-Z with mobile games for The X Factor
October 27th - Mobile content specialist Player X is working with The X Factor licensor FremantleMedia and service providers Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) to publish and distribute the show's video, games and wallpaper content to UK mobile users.
Airborne Entertainment Launches Stewie 2.0
MONTREAL, Oct. 27 -- Holy crap! Airborne Entertainment, a subsidiary of CYBIRD Co., Ltd., has launched Stewie 2.0, the company's newest mobile game based on Fox Television's animated hit series, "Family Guy." Available initially through Cingular Wireless, Nextel and, fans of the diabolical maniacal baby genius are being coerced, we mean encouraged, to grab their mobile games and assist Stewie Griffin in his monopolizing plans of world domination, starting with Quahog, Rhode Island.
PRESS RELEASE: watAgame Secures Second Round Financing
Developer and publisher of mobile games, watAgame ApS (, has announced a successful second round of financing. Funding to be used for consolidating position as leading developer of community-based mobile games.
Cellufun Offers Free Downloads of Best-Selling MobilePet Games
NEW YORK, NY (October 26, 2005) - Cellufun, LLC, a leading provider of real-time multi-player games that can be played on existing, older, and next-generation mobile phones, today unveiled two mobile pet games - MobilePet Dog and MobilePet Monkey. Both games are available immediately for free download to your mobile phone. MobilePet, recently acquired from Nyo Studios, is the newest entrant to Cellufun’s growing portfolio of mobile games. An electronic pet that lives in your cell phone, MobilePet depends on you to provide care and feeding.
Motorola Wins Brazilian CDMA Contract
Brazil's Vivo has extended its long-standing relationship with Motorola by granting an award to Motorola for further development of Vivo's CDMA network, additional Motorola SoftSwitches, and expansion of its CDMA 3G EV-DO mobile service. This award will help Vivo further the reach of its applications and Push-to-Talk over Cellular offering to customers in the states of Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina.
Four New CDMA Handsets from Nokia
Nokia has launched four new CDMA handsets.
2005 Mobile-Phone Forecast Raised on Strong Subscriber Growth
Robust shipments in the first half, combined with sustained momentum in the third quarter have prompted iSuppli Corp. to boost its 2005 mobile-phone unit forecast by 9.5 percent. Global mobile-phone shipments in 2005 are expected to total 810 million units, up 13.6% from 713 million in 2004, iSuppli predicts. iSuppli previously forecasted shipments of 740 million for 2005, up 3.8% from 2004.

miércoles, octubre 26, 2005

NEC Release High Performance i-mode 3G and 2.5G Phones
ASIA : NEC announced it will provide its i-mode 3G and 2.5G phones, N600i and N411i to Singapore's i-mode users through integrated info-communications provider StarHub. StarHub today started a pre-launch program where selected customers are invited to experience i-mode for the first time in the lead-up to the commercial launch of i-mode in Singapore before the end of the year.
Vodafone KK Release Toshiba 3G Mobile Phone
ASIA : Vodafone K.K. announces that it commenced sales of the Vodafone 803T all-in-one music player 3G handset by Toshiba, which features easy access to music files and background play when using mail or the web. Sales began on 22 October 2005 in the Kanto-Koshin and Hokkaido regions and will go on sale in other regions nationwide on 26 October.
Multiplayer Games on 3G Network
Hutchison 3G UK is enabling customers to be able to play the multiplayer versions of Synergenix's games Lock 'n Load Combat Arena and Rally Pro Contest MP on their handsets. Lock 'n Load Combat Arena and Rally Pro Contest MP are being offered as a free download to Smartphone owners on the 3 network. Joining a multiplayer game costs the player US$0.88. These games use 3's billing system to pass this cost straight onto the player, adding it onto their monthly bill, or debiting it from their phone's credit.
One-Third of Consumers May Use Wireless as Primary Phone in 2009
Between 23% and 37% of USA wireless subscribers will use a wireless phone as their primary telephone by 2009, reports In-Stat. About 9.4% of U.S. wireless subscribers already use a wireless phone as their primary phone, and compared with earlier surveys, fewer consumers feel that a wired phone is necessary, according to the high-tech market research firm.
Handset Sales Up, but Prices Down
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global mobile phone shipments grew 25% year-over-year, to reach a record 209 million units during Q3 2005. In contrast, worldwide industry ASPs (Average Selling Price) fell 11% annually during the quarter. Motorola reached its highest share position since 1999, while Sony Ericsson achieved its best performance since 2001.

martes, octubre 25, 2005

Java ME licensed by IN-FUSIO
IN-FUSIO has cemented its commitment to the development of the Java community using its next generation EGE Software Development Kit by becoming the first mobile service publisher to license Sun's Java ME technology.
Mobile phones for kids launched in Netherlands
Two Dutch mobile carriers have launched new mobile phones designed especially for use by children from the ages of four and upwards.
3 launches 3D real-time multiplayer games in UK first
3, the UK’s first 3G operator, announces customers on the 3 network can play the multiplayer versions of Synergenix's games Lock‘n Load Combat Arena and Rally Pro Contest MP on their handsets. The first of its kind on mobile in the UK, 3 customers can now download the game for free, then use micropayments to Pay To Play against other players over the 3G network.
Serenity: Renegades
October 24, 2005 - The fact that Serenity: Renegades has subtitle leads me to assume Indiagames has more than one game in the works based on the movie follow-up to Joss Whedon's cancelled sci-fi television series. Judging from the underwhelming returns on the movie, maybe there aren't as many "Firefly" fans as one originally thought. However, Indiagames' little shooter should find a decent sized fan-base, as it provides some solid top-down shmup sessions.
Análisis de ONE para N-Gage
Tratándose del primer análisis correspondiente a un juego de N-Gage que publicamos en La Zona Oscura hemos pensado que sería interesante empezar repasando algunas de las características del móvil-consola de Nokia.
Dave Bell, Mobile Gaming Entrepreneur, Joins Cellufun Advisory Board; Well Known Industry Figure Will Focus on Strategic Business Development
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2005--Cellufun, LLC, a leading provider of real-time multi-player games that can be played on mainstream, and next-generation mobile phones, is pleased to announce that Dave Bell will be joining its advisory board. Mr. Bell will help steer strategic business development initiatives and serve as a key strategic advisor to Cellufun, who recently closed is first round of venture funding and unveiled its unique community-based mobile gaming portal.
Games market to score big in 2007 - Informa
The global games industry will be worth $35.3 billion in 2005, 5.3% higher than in 2004 - according to new research from Informa Telecoms & Media. The fifth edition of Informa's Dynamics of Games report has found that the console sector represents around half of games revenues worldwide. With the next generation consoles rolling out from November 2005, this will result in another peak - the largest ever - in 2007, when the market will be worth $58.4 billion.
Ericsson's 3G Technology in More than 10 million Handsets
Europe : Ericsson's leadership in 3G is once again confirmed as, to date, more than 10 million of the world's WCDMA (3G) handsets are based on Ericsson technology.
LG Introduces the World's Slimmest 3G Music Phone
ASIA : LG Electronics (LG), a pioneer in innovative mobile convergence technology, has announced the launch of the world's slimmest 3G clamshell phone with powerful MP3 feature. Scheduled to be launched on middle of November, the new model LG-U880 is only 18.2mm thick and designed to appeal to the fashion-conscious with its stylish design and a powerful MP3 player function.
Alcatel Creates Mobile TV Activity

Europe : Alcatel announced the creation of Alcatel Mobile Broadcast, a new internal venture dedicated to Mobile TV. As a leader in video solutions, both fixed and mobile, Alcatel is ideally positioned to be an important player in this new promising segment. Olivier Coste will be the President of this new activity.

lunes, octubre 24, 2005

Living Games goes live in Japan!
Living Mobile has established a new mobile game site called Living Games in KDDI, the second largest mobile operator in Japan. The company plans to release three top-selling original titles Solitaire Deluxe, Submarine Final Battle and Xerxes as the site launches on November 10th 2005.
Tibia Micro Edition - The first online role-playing game for mobile phones now available world-wide
German developer CipSoft has recently published the first-ever massive multiplayer online role-playing game for mobile phones, TibiaME. Owners of Series60/Symbian phones from all over the world can now download free demo versions at or at the wap-site
Javart releases its latest product “Crazy4Money"
Javart releases its latest product Crazy4Money, an action puzzle game for mobile phones.
BREAKPOINT presents Sudoku
BREAKPOINT presents Sudoku
rontier expands its mobile game publishing business with Aardman's 'Creature Comforts'
Frontier Developments Ltd. ('Frontier'), the leading independent games developer, announced that it has acquired the worldwide rights to publish mobile games based on Aardman Animations Ltd.'s('Aardman') popular 'Creature Comforts' TV shows.
Wonder Boy
October 21, 2005 - Long-time SEGA fans -- like myself -- are well familiar with Wonder Boy. One of the original heroes of the SEGA Master System, Wonder Boy was a basic side-scroller starring a B.C. boy equipped only with an axe and a skateboard that had to rescue his girl from the clutches of a set of evil head-swapping kings. It wasn't deep, but in 1987, not many video games were. I loved it then, and while time has eroded some of my affinity for the 8-bit classic, it's a good little mobile game.
The Week in Wireless 10.21.05
October 21, 2005 - Willkommen to This Week in Wireless! I filled several hours this week monkeying with the new Gizmondo, which is certainly getting a thrashing in the games media right now. But rather than just try to "out-savage" other journos, I wanted to sit down and actually figure out if there truly is an audience for the device. That on-board GPS stuff could be a big hook if Tiger implements it correctly, especially if it can cook up just the right game to use it. Is it gonna outsell the DS? No. But it could find a nice niche.

domingo, octubre 23, 2005

October 21 - Blue Sphere Games, a leading developer of mobile games, is delighted to announce the launch of its third Coca-Cola mobile game: “ Coca-Cola Christmas Quest”.

sábado, octubre 22, 2005

Superscape 3D Mobile Games Launched on Vivo Network in Brazil
SAN CLEMENTE, California, October 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS) announces that seven of its 3D mobile games titles have launched on the Vivo network in Brazil. Vivo is the largest mobile operator in Brazil, which is the world's seventh largest mobile marketplace.
Fastest finger first?
Yes, I sometimes play Snake to pass the time,” I reply meekly when the Airtel representative asks if I know anything about cellphone games. Beats of silence.

viernes, octubre 21, 2005

W900: New 3G Walkman Phone Unveiled
The new W900 Walkman was announced on October 17, 2005 in London, expanding the Sony Ericsson Walkman family of music mobile phones, and is the first UMTS handset in the Walkman range.
Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Breaks 200 Million Unit Mark in 3Q05
New product introductions, portfolio refreshes, and exciting new form factors helped spur growth in the worldwide mobile phone market during the third quarter of 2005. According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide mobile phone shipments rose 19.1% year over year and increased sequentially 8.8% in 3Q05 to reach 208.3 million units. Year-over-year growth increased substantially over the prior two quarters, signaling a balance against slower growth during the first half of the year. Each of the top 5 vendors within the industry reached all-time-high shipment levels and maintained the same rankings from the previous quarter.
China Mobile Phone Market Expected to Exceed 400 Million Users by Year End 2005
T-Bay Holdings says that according to recent reports, the market for mobile phone users in mainland China is expected to exceed 400 million by the end of 2005. As announced on September 9, 2005, T-Bay Holdings, Inc. acquired a 95% stake in Shanghai Sunplus Communication Technology, a telecommunication devices design company specializing in products such as cellular phones, MP3 players, PDA's and other hand-held electronic products. For the year ended March 31, 2005, Sunplus reported US$33.86 million in revenue with US$5.98 million in net income.

jueves, octubre 20, 2005

Mobile Amusements partners with Overloaded
Mobile Amusements, based in Portsmouth, UK, has signed an exclusive partnership with Netherlands-based Overloaded for the global distribution of a series of original mobile games.
PRESS RELEASE: World Champion Skier Bode Miller To Create & Publish Wireless Video Games For AEGF Mobile Games' NBC Sports Label
NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 20, 2005 - AEGF Mobile Games and NBC Sports today announced that reigning double world champion skier Bode Miller has signed a two-year, worldwide exclusive license to create and publish Bode Miller skiing games for mobile communications devices such as phones and PDA's. Under the deal, NBC Sports and AEGF will use Miller's name and likeness, as well as his creative input to create mobile games that attract his avid fans, as well as the casual gamer. The announcement was made today by Marcus Ticotin, Principal, AEGF Mobile Games and Ken Schanzer, President, NBC Sports.

miércoles, octubre 19, 2005

Funmobile releases its latest RPG Game “The Final Ancient Battle” for Symbian handsets
Funmobile , a leading mobile entertainment developer and messaging service provider, announced the release of “The Final Ancient Battle” – a Symbian Action RPG.

Westbridge Capital Invests USD 1.5 Million in Indian Mobile Games Developer Nazara

Mumbai-based mobile content company Nazara Technologies has raised $1.5 million from leading Indian venture capital firm WestBridge Capital Partners. Nazara Technologies is among India’s fastest growing mobile content company. Nazara develops a wide range of products like mobile games, wallpapers, applications and proprietary 3D mobile technology and the investment will be used to scale up operations.
Seven Superscape 3D Mobile Games Launched on Orange (UK) Network
SAN CLEMENTE, California, October 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS) announces that seven of its 3D mobile games titles have been launched on the Orange network in the UK, and are available for download from the company's entertainment portal, Orange World.

martes, octubre 18, 2005

AirG: At the top of its game - Frederick Ghahramani and Vincent Yen win BDC's Young Entrepreneur Award for British Columbia
VANCOUVER, Oct. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Self-described "wireless phone geeks", Frederick Ghahramani, 27, and Vincent Yen, 27, have turned their enthusiasm for gaming and mobile communities into AirG, an award-winning business. Selling communications and entertainment applications to more than 85 mobile phone carriers in 33 countries around the world, the company has grown by more than 100% each year for five consecutive years. These achievements have earned Frederick and Vincent the Business Development Bank of Canada's (BDC) Young Entrepreneur Award for British Columbia.
Bordeaux, France - October 17, 2005 - IN-FUSIO, a leading mobile games service provider, today announced that the Orange group is selling four Java handsets, available in the UK and France, with its Entertainment and Gaming Extensions (EGE) platform embedded. Handset manufacturers LG and Sagem, who were the first to select EGE, and then Philips, are the first of seven brands that will include EGE.
Da Vinci Code: the game?
Sony Pictures Digital has partnered with Kayak Interactive to start churning out mobile games based on movie releases. First up: The Da Vinci Code?
In-Fusio's Next-Generation
Bordeaux, France - October 17, 2005 - IN-FUSIO, a leading mobile games service provider, today announced that the Orange group is selling four Java handsets, available in the UK and France, with its Entertainment and Gaming Extensions (EGE) platform embedded. Handset manufacturers LG and Sagem, who were the first to select EGE, and then Philips, are the first of seven brands that will include EGE.
Zingy and Paramount Pictures make you and offer you can't refuse
Zingy Inc., the leader in mobile media, announced an agreement with Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products Inc. for the exclusive license to develop mobile personalization products for a premiere selection of Paramount Pictures film properties. Through this agreement, Zingy will be granted worldwide rights to develop and distribute mobile personalization content including wallpapers and voice ringtones using images, audio and video from an extraordinary collection of motion pictures within Paramount's prodigious library. These titles include such classics as The Godfather trilogy of films, Airplane!, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, as well as brand new offerings like the highly anticipated upcoming release, Get Rich or Die Tryin' starring 50 Cent.
PRESS RELEASE: EA's The Sims(TM) Bringing Phones To Life Across Europe
CHERTSEY, UK - 18 October 2005 - Electronic Arts, the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, today announced that The SimsTM 2 will become available for download to mobile phone customers across Europe this December.

lunes, octubre 17, 2005

"Croc Mobile: Jungle Rumble" available now on Vodafone Live!
Morpheme Wireless, award-winning developer and publisher of mobile games and applications, are pleased to announce that Croc Mobile: Jungle Rumble is now available to purchase from the Vodafone Live! portal in the UK, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Portugal.
TikleGames releases "Fastest1"
TikleGames, Turkey's leading developer of video games for mobile phones, has made available Fastest1, an exciting racing game with Bluetooth multiplayer support, 19 tracks filled with 3D modeled racing cars and two different camera angles. The game is released on July 2005.
watAgame at C5’s “Mobile Games 2005” conference in Madrid
watAgame, one of the leading developers of mobile community games, will take part in C5’s “Mobile Games 2005” conference in Madrid, Spain on October 20 & 21. On the first day at 9:10 AM, watAgame CEO Henrik Riis will be part of an expert panel discussing:
“Multiplayer Games: Opportunities to Profit by Connecting Gamers”
Addicted to Games on Your Mobile Phone?
October 17, 2005 -- Kevin Foong of Courthauld Investments says you are not alone. With mobile phone subscription predictions by the ITU exceeding two billion by 2007, the mobile phone will become the world’s ubiquitous personal device if it isn’t already. But playing games on your mobile phone? Ever since Nokia put the game Snake on its handsets in 1997, this small but suddenly rapidly growing industry is fast becoming the next new wireless opportunity after polyphonic ringtones.
Conflict: Mobile Storm-Eidos' Squad-Based Military Game Infiltrates Mobile Phones
October 17th. Conflict: Global Storm, the latest title in the best-selling Conflict series will be released for mobile phones in October 2005 by Synergenix, the European subsidiary of Kayak Interactive, licensed from one of the world’s leading publishers of entertainment software, Eidos Interactive.

domingo, octubre 16, 2005

IGN: The Week in Wireless 10.14.2005
October 14, 2005 - Mobile gaming doesn't operate on the same schedule as console gaming, which the majority of triple-A games coming in time for the holiday season. However, as more mobile games are based on traditional vids and want to come out at the same time (for marketing reasons), I'm starting to see an upswing of releases around this time of year. Cases in point: SOCOM, Brothers in Arms, and Ultimate Spider-Man, which are all reviewed this week. I'll let you peruse the reviews to see which I liked best of those.

sábado, octubre 15, 2005

PRESS RELEASE: WonderPhone announces Empire Earth® - a made-for-mobile version of the best selling PC strategy game from Vivendi Universal Games
Paris - October 14th, 2005 - WonderPhone today announces the release of its latest java game - Empire Earth® - a made-for-mobile version of the best selling PC strategy game from Vivendi Universal Games.
Microsoft Seeds the Indie-Game Ecosystem
You've talked about how this ecosystem will encompass not just the Xbox but MSN Messenger and mobile-phone games. Why is Microsoft looking at all these markets?
The future lies in the convergence of gaming on different platforms. We want to create a unified gaming community [where the points you've earned playing MSN Messenger games show up in your total score in your Xbox Live account, for example. Or where you can play poker via your mobile phone with your grandmother, who's playing on her PC.]
PRESS RELEASE: Namco America and United Media Announce Partnership
SAN JOSE, Calif. & Digital Life Booth #844 (October 14, 2005) – Namco America, a leading publisher of wireless games and content, today announced plans to bring SNOOPY and other beloved PEANUTS characters to mobile phones through a partnership with United Media, a worldwide licensing and syndication company focused on building brand equity around a wide range of creative content.

viernes, octubre 14, 2005

IGN: Alone: The Horror Begins Preview
October 13, 2005 - Screaming to handsets just in time for Halloween, Centerscore's Alone: The Horror Begins helps fill out a genre that has been woefully ignored on mobile: horror. Of course, the technology certainly has a lot working against it -- it's hard to get the heebie-jeebies off of a 1.5-inch screen. But that certainly hasn't stopped Centerscore from giving it the proverbial college try. And while I didn't need a nightlight after I finished playing, I definitely appreciated some of the creepy factor that the developer was able to infuse in this largely enjoyable romp.
IGN: Word Whomp Preview
October 13, 2005 - Wordies are the target audience for EA Mobile's next Pogo game for cellphones: Word Whomp. The literal vocabulary building game asks player to form as many three- to seven-letter words out of a collection of seven letters given at the beginning of a round. By lining up the letter tiles, then pressing a designated enter key, you help an on-screen gopher dig ever closer to his turnip prize.
IGN: Harvest Mania
October 13, 2005 - EA Mobile's success with its first three offerings has prompted the firm to expand the library this fall season with two additional titles, one being Harvest Mania. Users of the popular PC Pogo portal are undoubtedly familiar with the game, as Harvest Mania racks up almost 600,000 unique players a month. The decision to port it to handsets was nothing short of obvious, and in my play time with the mobile edition, I cannot understand why this wasn't among the first batch. Even in preview form, this is an immensely playable puzzler with cutie-poo graphics, devilish mechanics, and offers plenty of chances to pad your Pogo wallet with hard-earned tokens.
Vodafone K.K. Releases 903T, GPS-compatible 3G Handset
ASIA : Vodafone K.K. announced that it will commence sales of the Vodafone 903T 3G handset by Toshiba, the world’s first*1 mobile handset capable of network-assisted*2 GPS navigation both in Japan and abroad, on 15 October 2005 in the Kanto-Koshin region, with a nationwide rollout on 21 October.

jueves, octubre 13, 2005

Wooing enterprise users, the new Nokia E60 and E70 smartphones 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11b, Bluetooth, VoIP, broad support for mobile e-mail and - in one case - an unexpected form factor.
Racking up a wealth of features targeted towards enterprise users, Nokia has unveiled the E60 and E70 smartphones as part of the company's newest line-up of business-minded devices along with the E71, also announced today. Catering to users who prefer other form factors than the clamshell style of the company's Communicator series, currently comprised of the 9300 and 9500 models, the two new smartphones feature slimmer form factors - although not quite conventional.
NHL 5-on-5 2006
October 12, 2005 - NHL 5-on-5 2006 is quite simply the best mobile hockey game you have yet played. It streamlines the essence of the sport for easy, bite-sized consumption -- all of the checks, slapshots, and hits are indeed present, but without a convoluted control scheme that stands between you and them. If I'm starting the review with a little gushing, forgive me. After the dismal lock out last season that put a friend of mine into a severe funk, it's good to see the sport back on the ice -- and so well represented on my phone.
Ultimate Spider-Man
October 11, 2005 - Ultimate Spider-Man released a few weeks ago for consoles to much fanfare, with both Marvel fans and gamers crowing about the game's fun webslinging mechanics and incredible attention to detail. MFORMA follows up on the title's momentum with a mobile edition of the game that apes the concept of playing as both Spider-Man and fan fave villain Venom.
PRESS RELEASE: Shadow-Born Poised To Push The Boundaries Of Mobile Gaming On The N-Gage platform
Barcelona, Spain, October 13, 2005 -- Nokia today announced Shadow-Born for the N-Gage platform. Developed by Backbone Entertainment, Shadow-Born is set to change the way gamers use their mobile phones for gaming by integrating smartphone functionalities into the game. Imagine a game where characters leave text messages, schedule calendar appointments or set alarms in your smartphone. Shadow-Born promises a genuinely immersive and interactive experience, taking game play to a new level of involvement.
PRESS RELEASE: Fishlabs and arvato mobile conclude exclusive distribution agreement for premium 3D mobile phone games
Hamburg, 13 October 2005 Fishlabs and arvato mobile have signed a framework agreement for the exclusive distribution of five premium 3D games for mobile telephones in the territories of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This will be gotten underway in November with the already announced galactic sensation "Galaxy on FireTM" and the fun racer "Burning TiresTM". Three more titles will follow this December.
Racing without rules with "Autobahn Raser World Challenge"
The popular, well-known PC game from Davilex is now available for mobile phones!
Atari Games for the N-Gage Handset
Nokia says that it has shipped Atari Masterpieces Volume 1 for the N-Gage platform. This bumper pack includes not just one but eight classic games such as Asteroids, Battlezone, Black Widow, Millipede, Missile Command, Red Baron, Lunar Lander and Super Breakout.
Three New Phones from Nokia
Nokia has announced the addition of three new models to its portfolio of business-optimized devices. The three new handsets support today's most popular and newly announced corporate mobile email solutions like BlackBerry Connect, GoodLink from Good Technology, Nokia Business Center, Seven Mobile Mail, Seven Always-On Mail and Visto Mobile.
India Mobile Gaming Market Is On Track To Expand 700% by 2010
ccording to a recent Pyramid Research survey of mobile phone users across the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries and the U.K., India ranked as the top mobile game market. Of the 355 respondents in India that identified themselves as mobile data users, 32% said that they play mobile games monthly, exceeding the UK mark of 15%.

miércoles, octubre 12, 2005

Mobile Games Developer Mobile Interaction Selects Terraplay Connected Gaming Solution
SOLNA, Sweden, Oct. 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Swedish software company Mobile Interaction has selected connected gaming service provider Terraplay to backend its offering of connected and multiplayer gaming.
America Movil Launches New Claro Trademark In Peru
LIMA -(Dow Jones)- Mexican wireless communications provider America Movil SA (AMX) launched its new Claro mobile-phone trademark in Peru on Monday.
Proximus and End2End Further Expand Partnership to Grow Mobile Games Market in Belgium
October 11, 2005 – Proximus, Belgium’s largest mobile operator, and End2End, Europe’s leading managed service solution provider for mobile data services and content, today announced that they have further expanded their partnership to grow the mobile games market in Belgium .
Hantro and Bitboys Demonstrate Joint Video and 3D Graphics Solution for Mobile Devices
Oulu, Finland - October 10th, 2005 - Hantro, a world leader in mobile multimedia technology and Bitboys, a leading provider of 3D and vector graphics IP solutions for wireless ICs, will be demonstrating a combined solution of video and 3D graphics technology for mobile devices at the Symbian Smartphone Show, held at ExCel Centre, London, UK, October 11th and 12th, 2005.
Sony Ericsson Unveils 3G UMTS P990 Smartphone
Europe : Sony Ericsson emphasised its continued commitment to Symbian OS today with the announcement of its next generation smartphone to the global development community. The P990 will be the first commercially available smartphone to adopt the enhanced Symbian OS version 9.1 and UIQ 3 software platform. This flagship UMTS smartphone is Wi-Fi enabled, has a 2 megapixel camera with autofocus and features a new hardware keyboard beneath the flip-down keypad. The phone will start shipping during Q1 of 2006.

martes, octubre 11, 2005

The Coming Mobile-Video Deluge
When Qualcomm announced plans for a network that would deliver video over mobile phones last November, analysts met the idea with more raised eyebrows than approving nods. Qualcomm (QCOM ) had built its reputation on licensing wireless technology and making cell-phone chips. The concept, dubbed MediaFLO and championed by Paul Jacobs, who later became Qualcomm's chief executive, came across as costly and too far outside the company's core areas of expertise.
Proximus and End2End Further Expand Partnership to Grow Mobile Games Market in Belgium
AALBORG, Denmark, October 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Proximus, Belgium's largest mobile operator, and End2End, Europe's leading managed service solution provider for mobile data services and content, today announced that they have further expanded their partnership to grow the mobile games market in Belgium.
Video-game makers see gold in mobile market
At a wireless industry conference last week in San Francisco, an audience member asked a group of panelists what advice wireless carriers would give to developers of mobile games, a field that has seen an explosion of interest from entrepreneurs and investors.
PRESS RELEASE: Furthering Its Commitment To The Industry, Namco Announces Mobile-Dedicated Subsidiary
SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 11, 2005) – Namco America Inc., a leading publisher of wireless games and content, today announced the formation of Namco Networks America, Inc., an entity dedicated to providing fun, quality entertainment to mobile consumers throughout the Americas.
Cellphone carriers cash in on emerging mobile gaming market
The Wall Street Journal is running an article on cellphone gaming: specifically about how cellphone games are distributed and the economics behind them. The article takes the opinions from a panel at a wireless industry conference last week in San Fransisco. The panel were asked for their advice on a wide range of issues: from how to deal with oversaturation of the wireless gaming industry to the problem of marketing games to consumers via cellphone carriers.
Mowave Launches GAY.COM Mobile i-mode Site on O2 UK
(London, England) October 10, 2005 -- Mobile content provider Mowave announces the launch of the GAY.COM community mobile portal on 02’s upcoming i-mode content menu in the United Kingdom. The GAY.COM mobile service is part of an ongoing content partnership between Mowave and Planet Out, Inc., owners of the GAY.COM Internet site. GAY.COM is the world’s largest online gay community, in addition to being the market leader in the UK.

lunes, octubre 10, 2005

The Future of Mobile?
October 7, 2005 - The entire world plays video games. America has surpassed Japan as the largest territory in the global market. Korean and Chinese audiences are growing exponentially every year. Europeans recently bought up Sony's PlayStation Portable at a record-breaking rate. But to play video games -- the traditional games as most know them -- requires the purchase of hardware, whether that's a console, PC, and handheld gaming system.
The Future of Mobile?
October 7, 2005 - The entire world plays video games. America has surpassed Japan as the largest territory in the global market. Korean and Chinese audiences are growing exponentially every year. Europeans recently bought up Sony's PlayStation Portable at a record-breaking rate. But to play video games -- the traditional games as most know them -- requires the purchase of hardware, whether that's a console, PC, and handheld gaming system.
PRESS RELEASE: iFone Releases Mobile Version of ‘Simon'
Manchester, 10 October 2005 – iFone, the leading wireless entertainment publisher, today launches the mobile version of Simon, the popular 1970s children's classic interactive game, designed to test memory and speed of reaction. Simon is part of iFone's agreement with Hasbro which includes the ever-popular cult iFone classics Monopoly and Cluedo. The game is available on the most popular gaming handsets and through all major operators.
PRESS RELEASE: New challenges for Dark Age of Camelot
Paris, October 10, 2005 - Almost four years after its release, Dark Age Of Camelot has become one of the finest examples of a cutting edge online game and persistent universe. With an original concept, constant development and several variants available, the game continuously keeps tens of thousands of European players on the edge of their seats. This autumn's programme includes a new type of server and a new expansion announced for early 2006.
PRESS RELEASE: Vivendi Universal Games Mobile Debuts Best-Selling Empire Earth Franchise On Wireless Handsets This October
Vivendi Universal Games Mobile (VUG Mobile) today announced the release of Empire Earth® Mobile, the first title in the award-winning Empire Earth series for mobile devices.. The new game will be available to consumers across European mobile operators starting in October 2005.
SK Telecom Launches Seven New VibeTonz(TM)-Enabled Games on GXG Mobile Gaming Portal in Korea; Developers Using Touch Feedback Sensations to Provide Fun and Exciting Console-Like Gaming Experience
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2005--Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that seven new VibeTonz-enabled games have been added to SK Telecom's new GXG mobile gaming Web site ( When players download the games to the Samsung VibeTonz-enabled SCH-G100 mobile phone, they can feel touch feedback effects like those in PC or console video games. VibeTonz effects in the new games include the smack of a bowling ball as it hits the pins, the blast of explosions, the jolt of kicks in a fighting game, and the clack of train cars as they accelerate down the track.
Question of the Week Responses: The Future of Mobile?
Last week, we asked: “What interests you most about the prospects for cell phone gaming, and what innovations and trends do you think all game professionals should keep a close eye on in the mobile gaming market?” While there was no clear consensus of a single 'killer app' for mobile, a number of different views and insights came to light.
Question of the Week Responses: The Future of Mobile?
Last week, we asked: “What interests you most about the prospects for cell phone gaming, and what innovations and trends do you think all game professionals should keep a close eye on in the mobile gaming market?” While there was no clear consensus of a single 'killer app' for mobile, a number of different views and insights came to light.

The game zone’s getting bigger

The giants of the gaming industry have always been the traditional PC and Console games. Their imagery in the gamer’s minds is clear — massive, revolutionary and larger-than-life. But a new breed of games is slowly climbing the popularity charts, and the gaming industry is embracing portable and easily-accessible interactive entertainment alternatives, where the keywords are ‘on-the-go’ and ‘multiplayer’. Make way, therefore, for the latest generation of gaming — mobile and online games.
Vodafone Japan Mobile Phone Users Rise Net 3,300 In Sep
TOKYO -(Dow Jones)- The Japanese unit of U.K. mobile phone giant Vodafone Group Plc. (VOD) said Friday it gained 3,300 subscribers to its mobile phone services in September on a net basis, the forth consecutive month of increase.
NTT DoCoMo Gains Net 124,800 Mobile Phone Users In Sep
TOKYO -(Dow Jones)- NTT DoCoMo Inc. (9437.TO), Japan's largest mobile phone carrier, said Friday it gained a net 124,800 subscribers in September.

domingo, octubre 09, 2005

Mobile Entertainment Europe presents “3D Alpha Zone”
Mobile Entertainment Europe presents “3D Alpha Zone” -the latest production from Polish games developer Gameleons.
QPlaze releases "Soviet Spy-2: Umput forever"
A smashing sequel of the merriest walker "Soviet Spy" for your mobile from the holding company Qplaze - RME.
NHL and Amiga Announce NHL-Amiga Branded Content for NHL
NHL and Amiga.Inc. announced a cooperative marketing and branding agreement where Amiga will create and jointly market NHL-branded applications through the co-branded website. Further, they will jointly enable leading carriers, operators and digital computing device OEMs to bundle this content in their most popular devices .
SK Telecom, Immersion Provide Mobile Games with Vibration Effect
SK Telecom forges alliance with the US-based Immersion to provide 7 types of mobile games using vibration technology, the Korean mobile operator announced on Sunday.
India carves a niche in gaming outsourcing
New Delhi: When it comes to outsourcing, India has definitely learnt the rules of the game. After BPO and KPO, gaming outsourcing from India is the latest buzzword doing the rounds in the global market. to Launch Wireless Wagering Using Phantom Fiber's Advanced Wireless Framework
Toronto, Canada--(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)--March 14, 2005--Phantom Fiber Corporation (OTCBB: PHMF), the leading provider of secure wireless technology and mobile solutions, is pleased to announce that, the Internet's #1 Casino, has signed a five-year license agreement with the Company. Under terms of the agreement, will use Phantom Fiber's advanced wireless framework to deliver wireless wagering to its customers worldwide. selected Phantom Fiber because of its established reputation and dominant position within the gaming sector and because it could deliver broad support across many mobile platforms and devices.

sábado, octubre 08, 2005

Mobile games web site is in Spanish
GOOD NEWS for those whose mother tongue is Spanish comes in the shape of It's aimed at those wanting all the latest news about games for mobile phones.
Ready for a game? Get the cellphone
Gone are the days when audio-video games were just confined to television and personal computers. With the evolution of mobile gaming, the sale of mobile handsets has also been growing. The total number of mobile subscribers at the end of February 2005 was 51.44 mn, with 1.67 mn subscribers added in February.
PRESS RELEASE: Pro Evolution Soccer rings the changes
Konami of Europe is to release a version of its best-selling Pro Evolution Soccer for mobile phones. The game will be available from March 2006, and will be released via both the publisher's new Konami Net download service and all major download services in Europe

viernes, octubre 07, 2005

O2 Unveils i-mode Wireless in Ireland
Europe : O2 Ireland announced a major innovation in mobile technology with the commercial launch of i-mode, the world's most widely used mobile internet service, developed by NTT DoCoMo (Japan's largest mobile communications provider). i-mode will be available exclusively from O2 in Ireland and offered to pre-pay and post-pay customers.
Your Virtual 3G Boyfriend
ASIA : Hong Kong based Artificial Life, a provider of leading edge mobile 3G technology and applications today announced the upcoming release of its next key 3G product: V-boy™ - your virtual boyfriend.
Entertainment Report Cites Gaming Growth
PriceWaterhouseCoopers has issued a new report on the entertainment industry, providing powerful insights into the game industry, through 2009 (includes stats table).
LONDON - October 7th, 2005 – SEGA Europe Ltd, today are proud to announce their partnership with iFone to launch mobile content across Europe. Under the terms of the deal, iFone will unleash eight of SEGA's gaming titles for download on to mobile phone devices. SEGA Europe has partnered with iFone to establish control of the Europeanmarket whilst working with SEGA Corporation in driving the release strategy to meet the needs of global consumers.

jueves, octubre 06, 2005

"6 October, 2005 - Electronic Arts, the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, and Vodafone, the world's largest mobile community, today announced a mobile gaming agreement to bring EA's leading game franchises to Vodafone live! mobile phone customers throughout Europe, Egypt, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand."
Microforum releases 'Magnets'
Microforum, a leading North American publisher and developer of mobile Java games and applications, released: Magnets.
1 Million and Counting for Driv3r
Glu Mobile recently announced it has sold more than 1 million copies of its award-winning mobile game DRIV3R, based on the Atari console game of the same name. The mobile game, which features scenes in Miami, Nice and Istanbul, was one of the first successful conversions of a console mega-hit onto the mobile platform when it launched in June 2004. It is a genre that Glu continues to exploit, most recently with the announcement of the follow-up mobile exclusive, DRIVER: VEGAS.
Bytedefenders released the fun action game 'Aquababe'
Armed with a dung fork and watering can? Get ready for action! In this this fascinating 3D action game you will help "Aquababe" Alice to remove all mad vegetables from invaded gardens!
JAMDAT Mobile Launches Tetris in Japan
LOS ANGELES & TOKYO-- Oct. 6, 2005 -- Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:JMDT) announced today the launch of Tetris(R) for mobile users in Japan. One of the most popular interactive games of all time, Tetris will be distributed in cooperation with G-Mode, one of Japan's leading wireless entertainment distributors.
Oxygen Phone Manager II: A Smart Companion for Your Smartphone
MOSCOW, Russia October 6, 2005 -- Oxygen Software today announces the release of version 2.7.5 of Oxygen Phone Manager II for Symbian OS smartphones. This application is designed for smartphone owners who can now easily manage the content and settings of their cellphone from a personal computer. The program is compatible with almost all models of smartphones based on Symbian OS platform and can communicate with the phone through different types of connections, including cables, Infrared or Bluetooth devices. Version 2.7.5 introduces preliminary support for Nokia N70 and N90 as well as for Windows Mobile smartphones.
N-Gage Academy Teaches Mobile Phone Users to Download and Share Games
ESPOO, Finland, October 6 -- Nokia has launched an on-line campaign, N-Gage Academy, to teach mobile phone users how to download and share games. The campaign enables customers with a selected Nokia phone to order a fun mini-game free of charge, and share the game via Bluetooth connection with another compatible Nokia mobile phone.
Top Selling Handsets in September 2005
The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, has released their "Top 10"-list for September 2005. The list is based upon the number of pieces of model specific mobile phone cases that has been ordered from Krusell during September 2005. Krusell's list is unique due to the fact that it reflects the sales of mobile phones on six continents and in more than 50 countries around the globe.
CDMA Group Publishes 3G Evolution White Paper
The CDMA Development Group (CDG) and Signals Research Group have jointly published a white paper on CDMA2000 evolution to 3G and beyond and the benefits it offers to operators in regards to capacity, data throughput, enhanced functionality and revenue opportunities. The paper, entitled "The 3G Evolution - Taking CDMA2000 into the Next Decade," was prepared by the Signals Research Group on behalf of the CDG, and is based on extensive interviews with operators, equipment suppliers and other industry players.
More Cash for Mobile Content Firm
The mobile content provider, Mforma Group says that it has raised US$30 million in a third round of institutional financing. The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), and includes participation by existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and General Catalyst Partners. The new funds will be used by Mforma to develop new product lines and to expand global operations and marketing initiatives.

miércoles, octubre 05, 2005

JAMDAT Mobile to Provide Prizes for MONOPOLY (R) Best Chance Game 3.0 at McDonald's
"LOS ANGELES-- Oct. 5, 2005 -- Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:JMDT) announced today it is providing game prizes for MONOPOLY(R) Best Chance Game 3.0 for the second consecutive year, now available at participating McDonald's restaurants through November 15 or while supplies last. JAMDAT is providing the following wireless and PC games as prizes: 'JAMDAT SPORTS NBA Three-Point Shootout' (wireless) 'Blue Blocks' (wireless) 'Lemonade Tycoon 2' (PC) "
Nokia and CTi Movil Sign Expansion Deal for GSM/EDGE Networks in Argentina
"ESPOO, Finland, October 5 Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and CTi Movil Argentina have signed a deal for the expansion of GSM/EDGE networks to Argentina, including large investments to all regions of the country. The expansions are to be implemented before end of 2005, and deliveries have already begun."
Technology Breakthrough in Nextnation Launches its First Mobile Game Engine - Funlogix 1.0 in Malaysia
"FunLogiX 1.0 is a 100% proprietary engine developed in-house and it is the first full service mobile game engine for mobile interactive game development, hosting and worldwide deployment. It was developed on top of Nextnation's latest 3G enabled proprietary platform (MINDCEP(TM)), connecting mobile users to mobile operators, developers and marketers."
Mobile Game Firm Mforma Gets $30 Million Funding
"Mobile game and entertainment publisher Mforma, publisher of cell phone games including True Crime: Streets of LA, Monopoly Tycoon and Elder Scrolls Travels: Stormhold has announced that it has raised $30 million in a third round of institutional financing. "

martes, octubre 04, 2005

Getting Mobile Gamers to Buy
A growing number of mobile phone users play games on their phones, according to data from NPD Group. Meanwhile, Telephia finds that about one-third of games downloaded to mobile phones are free.
PRESS RELEASE: PAC-MAN Celebrates 25 Years in America
BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 04, 2005) – Like many Americans, PAC-MAN's heritage includes a tale of successful immigration to the United States. Throughout 2005, Namco America, a leading publisher of wireless games and content, is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of PAC-MAN, the '80s most popular game. In October, Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, will join the celebration of PAC-MAN's debut in America by giving away eighty 25th Anniversary Limited Edition PAC-MAN arcade machines.
Khronos Kolumn #01
Migration from software rendering to 3D accelerated graphics using OpenGL ES
PRESS RELEASE: Leading Mobile Games Studio, Punch Entertainment Licenses Tira Jump Product Suite
TORONTO - October 3, 2005 - Tira Wireless, the premier provider of advanced technology for mobile content deployment, today announced that mobile games developer, Punch Entertainment, is licensing the Tira Jump Product Suite to facilitate the development of new titles for the global market. This deal with Punch reinforces the value Tira brings to the entire mobile content value chain, from developers and publishers to mobile operators.

lunes, octubre 03, 2005

arvato mobile acquires Movota Ltd.
arvato mobile, a wholly-owned division of arvato AG, announced the successful acquisition of Movota Ltd, a UK-based company with international focus. Movota offers unique patent-pending technologies for mass TV and Radio audience participation using ordinary mobile phones – technologies that have already been used successfully in a number of prime-time television shows.
Tira Wireless adds THQ Wireless to list of Top-Tier companies licensing the Tira Jump Product Suite
Tira Wireless, the premier provider of advanced technology for mobile content deployment, announced that THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), has licensed the Tira Jump Product Suite to enhance its mobile content deployment capabilities. This license agreement is in addition to a separate and ongoing services agreement that THQ Wireless has with Tira.
watAgame presents 'Mistral Grove'
watAgame, the Danish developer and publisher dedicated to the emerging market for online mobile games, presents Mistral Grove – the new title in the Era of Eidolon franchise. The game will be distributed worldwide by selected partners in SE-Asia, China, Australia, Philippines, Europe, USA, Turkey, Israel and South Africa.
Player X raises $7 million in first round funding
London-based mobile games publisher and distributor Player X has announced a first round of venture capital funding that has raised $7 million (£4 million). The company has also strengthened its board of directors by appointing SEGA veteran Nick Alexander as Chairman and Fox Kids Europe founder Ynon Kreiz as a Non-Executive board member.
Wrap-Up: CTIA 2005 Mobile Conference
The CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment convention, held in San Francisco’s Moscone West conference hall, which operated from September 27-29, is not typically the biggest space for games. But as the mobile market increases, the mobile entertainment and games industries are increasingly starting to converge at this unique mobile technology-centric event. With keynote talks from important industry figures such as Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Chairman & CEO of Warner Music Group, Sean Maloney, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Mobility Group for Intel, and noted Electronic Arts and 3DO founder Trip Hawkins (now with Digital Chocolate), the show is gradually increasing its scope.
3G Expansion Ready Network for China Mobile
ASIA : China Mobile has selected Nortel to expand its digital wireless network in six regions under a series of contracts awarded since January of this year and collectively estimated at US$150 million.
UK's Top Ten Selling Mobile Games
The UK games industry trade body, ELSPA has announced the August 2005 Mobile Games Java Download Chart, compiled from information supplied by: 3, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, and Vodafone.
Cellufun Expands Mobile Phone Game Portfolio With Availability of Sudoku
NEW YORK--Oct. 3, 2005 -- Cellufun, LLC, a leading provider of real-time multi-player games that can be played on existing, older, and next-generation mobile phones, today announced that Sudoku, the popular, highly-addictive number puzzle that is sweeping the planet, is now available for free mobile download from Cellufun at