miércoles, noviembre 30, 2005

Glu Mobile brings addictive puzzle action to mobiles with the autumn release of 'AstroPop'
Glu Mobile, a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, announced the release of AstroPopT, a compelling action puzzle game for mobiles. AstroPop is the latest game to emerge from Glu's collaboration with web gaming specialists PopCap GamesT, and is a perfect pick up and play game that offers fun and excitement to mobile gamers of all ages.
Tequila Mobile presents Bungee Desperado X-MAS edition
Unbelievable! Ice age in Mexico! Have you ever thought this could happen for real?! It was supposed to be another hot and sunny winter, as every year. But this winter in Mexico was totally different. Snow falled unexpectedly…no one has been prepared and now all the vulture buddies are freezing. Poor Desperado, the most crazy bungee jumper on this planet has now become a Winter Desperado to save the holidays!
Samsung SGH-T809 review
Sindre Lia goes about looking cool with Samsung's most recent slim slider, the SGH-T809 from T-Mobile, finding that good things - well, mostly - really do come in small packages.
Dragon's Lair
November 29, 2005 - So, I was getting ready to ship a phone back to Disney's mobile division Starwave when I figured I'd give it one last look-see before dropping it in a Fedex envelope. The preloaded game? Dragon's Lair. And for anybody that remembers jamming quarter after quarter into the classic arcade cabinet, the prospect of getting a reasonable facsimile of Dirk the Daring's misadventures in Singe's castle is an exciting one.
Platinum Solitaire
November 28, 2005 - There are few games more reliable than solitaire. If you like the game, you can usually have fun with any iteration of it, from the freebie included with every copy of Windows to the uncountable number of versions on mobile. Gameloft enters the crowded arena with Platinum Solitaire, and while it is admittedly difficult to screw up the well-established game, there's no way around the general excellence of this edition.
PRESS RELEASE: Going For Gold With The N-Gage Arena Medal Games Tournament
Espoo, Finland, November 30, 2005 –Now's the time to sign up for the N-Gage Arena Medal Games Tournament and with it, the chance for N-Gage Arena users to prove that they really are the best in the world at their favorite N-Gage titles. With tens of thousands of gamers eligible to participate in five of the N-Gage Arena's most popular titles including Colin McRae Rally 2005 and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, it's time to let the games begin.
PRESS RELEASE: Nokia announces launch date of intergalactic alien adventure “Space Alliance”
Espoo, Finland, November 30, 2005 – Nokia, the leader in mobile communications, announced that in the first quarter of next year, hundreds of thousands of players can expect to be able to connect through "Space Alliance," a massively multi-player online game (MMOG) available on selected Java technology-enabled mobile phones through the Nokia SNAP Mobile service. Announced earlier this year at E3 as "Space Shooter," "Space Alliance" tasks humans with defending themselves from a massively coordinated alien attack. Gamers can go at it alone or build an online team of fellow pilots to destroy these vile creatures and save the human race.
Ultimate Spider-Man Mobile Game Launching Worldwide
SAN FRANCISCO — November 30, 2005 — Leading mobile publisher MFORMA has released its latest Marvel title, Ultimate Spider-Man. The new action platformer, based on Marvel’s popular “Ultimate Spider-Man” comic character and Activision, Inc.’s console video game of the same title, is now available to mobile users in Europe and the U.S. and will soon be available in Asia. Featuring superior graphics and animation, detailed action sequences and plot elements, and the unique ability to play the game as Spider-Man or as Spider-Man’s arch enemy, Venom, Ultimate Spider-Man is the highest quality Spider-Man adaptation ever made for the mobile platform.
African Americans and Hispanics Lead Mobile Culture
When it comes to the use of enhanced mobile features such as texting and downloading ringtones, African Americans and Hispanics lead the market, a national study finds. "If you want to know where mobile technology is going, watch these two groups of early adopters," said Kaan Yigit, Study Director. "Similar to their culture-leading impact on music, entertainment and sports, African American and Hispanic consumers are leading the charge in mobile technology as cellular phones morph into all-in-one personal portals for entertainment and communication," Yigit added.
Mexico's 3Q Telecom Sector Growth Is Fastest In 5 Years
MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexico's telecommunications industry grew at its fastest pace in five years during the third quarter, the sector regulator said Monday.
London, Paris, November 28, 2005 -- Mobile games publisher and distributor Telcogames Limited has announced the acquisition of game developer and publisher Magic Productions Limited, one of the world's leading creators of games for Symbian & Microsoft Windows powered mobile “Smartphones”.

martes, noviembre 29, 2005

Sennari Adds ThwartPoker to PrizePlay Mobile Game Series
(LOS ANGELES/LONDON) - Sennari Entertainment, a developer and publisher of connected mobile entertainment and loyalty applications, today announced it has partnered with ThwartPoker Inc. to develop and distribute a mobile phone version of PrizePlay Poker: 6 Card Battle™ by ThwartPoker, the world's first six card stud skill-based poker game to launch under the Sennari PrizePlay™ gaming service.

lunes, noviembre 28, 2005

PRESS RELEASE: WonderPhone announces the release of its latest java game - CrashT Racing - featuring Vivendi Universal Games' Crash Bandicoot®
Paris – November 25 14th, 2005 - WonderPhone today announces the release of its latest java game – CrashTM Racing – featuring Vivendi Universal Games' iconic marsupial Crash Bandicoot® in all new racing game for mobile phones.
Next year will see a big Microsoft mobile gaming push as the company intends to conquer the mobile space as well
M:Metrics: 90 Percent of Mobile Gamers Hear About Games from Their Carrier; JAMDAT Receives the Heaviest on-Deck Promotion, with 14 Percent Share of Premium Placement on National Carriers
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2005--As several mobile games publishers announce their intentions to launch direct-to-consumer sales of mobile games, M:Metrics, the mobile market authority, has found that the vast majority of mobile game consumers rely on their carriers to inform their mobile game purchases, a trend that has remained steady over the past six months.
Rack' Em Up on your Phone
Celeris Inc., a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, announced the release of its critically acclaimed simulation software Virtual Pool Mobile for Symbian Series 60 Phones. Now available for $19.95 on the web at http://celeris.com/games/VPMobile. Virtual Pool Mobile was recently nominated by Pocket PC magazine for the 2005 Best Software Award in the "Simulations" category for both the Pocket PC and the Smartphone .
Vasara: Nokia To De-Emphasize Gaming In Short-Term
Nokia vice president for corporate strategy Antti Vasara has admitted that the N-Gage hybrid mobile phone/console has not been the success that the company hoped, and that no new versions of the handheld are currently being planned.
The 3rd Annual Mobile Games Forum, 25th & 26th January 2006 London Marriott Hotel
Following this years glorious predictions from analysts regarding the future of Mobile Games’ market growth, a kaleidoscope of events have emerged due to the obvious need for all players in the Mobile Games ecosystem to work together to find out how to deliver games to the mass market, minimize the cost of QA and device support as well as make community gaming a profitable proposition.
Mobile Online Gaming in the APEJ Region Poised For Steady Growth
According to a new study from IDC, mobile online gaming in the APEJ region will continue to grow at a steady pace, capturing the interest of providers as a potential revenue-generating service. The key factors contributing to the industry's development are the proliferation of affordable, high-resolution, and Internet-ready handsets and the development of more compelling game content.
Chile Entel: No Contacts With Mexico's Carlos Slim -Report
SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- Chilean telecommunications company Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones SA hasn't been approached by Mexican entrepreneur Carlos Slim, local business paper Diario Financiero reported Friday, citing company sources.

viernes, noviembre 25, 2005

Nokia continues to shift focus away from mobile gaming
Nokia's VP of corporate strategy, Antii Vasara, has confirmed that there are no plans to develop future versions of the N-Gage as the company turns its focus towards other mobile entertainment media.
Netsize And Real Roll Out The RealArcade Mobile Games Service
Netsize, one of the global leaders for mobile business and entertainment solutions today announced that it has successfully supported RealNetworks in launching the RealArcade mobile games service on O2 i-mode in the UK & Ireland. RealNetworks selected Netsize to develop, design and manage their i-mode service on the O2 networks.
DoCoMo Develops Child-Friendly Handset
Japan's DoCoMo says that it has developed a child-friendly 3G mobile phone, the FOMA SA800i. In addition, DoCoMo has established the Kids' Advisory Board of people with expertise in children's issues, who will advise the company on the development of products and services beneficial to children.

jueves, noviembre 24, 2005

Informa: 2006 A "Watershed" Year For Mobile Phone Industry
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Research company Informa Telecoms & Media, part of Informa PLC, Wednesday said 2006 will be a "watershed" year as mobile phone operators change their strategies in response to a number of major threats. These include high subscriber acquisition costs, a higher churn - the rate at which customers change networks- and falling prices.
News Briefs for Nov. 23, 2005
mBounce Limited, a Hong Kong and China-based wireless games and applications developer, announced that its Mobile Hotdog service will enable mobile phone users to download content-rich games and applications from a worldwide computer catalog into their Symbian OS phones. Launched globally in November, Mobile Hotdog initially is offering 50 games and applications.
Can Microsoft Score in Mobile Gaming?
Now that Microsoft has unveiled its new Xbox 360 gaming console, what's next? Games for the small screen. The Redmond giant is getting ready for yet another entertainment push, this time into mobile-phone games. Until recently, Microsoft (MSFT) has licensed its successful titles, such as Halo, to specialized mobile-game publishers like In-Fusio, which churned out smaller, simpler versions of the games for cell phones.

VinaPhone provides games for mobile phones

From November 14-30, 2005, VinaPhone will conduct trial tests of a mobile game download service for mobile phones, the first copyrighted service of its kind in Vietnam.
Superscape Mobile Games Roll Out on TMobile Network
HOOK, England, November 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS) announces that two more of its mobile games are now available for consumers to download from the TMobile network in Europe. A number of the company's games have already been selected by TMobile in the USA.

miércoles, noviembre 23, 2005

Sennari Entertainment Adds ThwartPoker to PrizePlay Mobile Game Series; Carriers Can Now Legally Award Prizes Based Upon Skill Boosting Customer Loyalty and Increasing Revenue Prospects
LOS ANGELES & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 2005--Sennari Entertainment, a developer and publisher of connected mobile entertainment and loyalty applications, today announced it has partnered with ThwartPoker Inc. to develop and distribute a mobile phone version of PrizePlay Poker: 6 Card Battle(TM) by ThwartPoker, the world's first six card stud skill-based poker game to launch under the Sennari PrizePlay(TM) gaming service.
Toshiba TS921 3G Phone Review
While Sharp’s reputation in the world of consumer electronics is unquestioned, it was largely an unknown quantity in the UK mobile phone market until those wily foxes at Vodafone successfully launched the GX10 in November 2002. Now Sharp is successfully established as a respected mobile phone brand (thanks to some canny marketing by a certain David Beckham), Vodafone is turning its attention to another unrecognised mobile company in the UK, Toshiba.
Mobile Gambling to Hit Mass-Market Next Year
A new report from visiongain says that the mobile gambling market is poised for rapid expansion as gambling operators develop their remote operations. Companies in the m-gambling value chain are beginning to position themselves and mobile gambling will take off in earnest in Q2 2006.

martes, noviembre 22, 2005

Exit Games further extends the reach of its multiplayer service in Asia
With the commercial launch of several multiplayer games at Hong Kong based operator PEOPLES, Exit Games further extends the services of its multiplayer platform, Exit Games Neutron, in Asia.
FPC Bench - New Java/J2ME™ Benchmark
FPC Bench is a java benchmark to test and compare the performance of a phones with others phones. Differently from other benchmark, FPC Bench results is not influenced from screen resolution, this is a good way to get more reliable result.
Creative North commissioned to develop Official Rugby Super League Mobile Game
Creative North, the leading Yorkshire-based computer games company announced it has been selected from a scrum of contenders to tackle The Official Rugby Super League mobile phone game.
Faces Of Mars announce "Final Fighters"
It is similar to fighting- and karate-games which you find in the arcade, on the pc and game-consoles: You can choose from up to 6 characters to fight, each one having a detailed profile containing age, hobbies, birthplace and hated adversary. There is a training ground in case you want to exercise before going into actual combat and a show option where you can see the characters performing at their best.
PRESS RELEASE: JAMDAT Mobile and Activision Extend Multiyear Co-Publishing Partnership to Include Next Tony Hawk Game
LOS ANGELES, Nov 21, 2005: Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:JMDT) and interactive games publisher Activision, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) announced today a new co-publishing agreement between the companies for the worldwide exclusive mobile gaming rights to the next Tony Hawk game. JAMDAT has also acquired the worldwide exclusive mobile publishing and distribution rights for GUN, a new western-style action game based on the console title by the same name. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
Nielsen Studies The "Active Gamer"
Researchers at Nielsen took it upon themselves to study the behaviors/gaming habits, purchase intent and more of what they're calling the active gamer. Nielsen's findings included a growing demographic, increasing importance of online games and MMOs, and further adoption of mobile entertainment. More within...
PRESS RELEASE: Player X plays mobile games with I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here!
Mobile games and video publisher Player X is working with ITV to distribute a mobile game based on the hugely popular TV series I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
I-play Reveals Sports Illustrated™ Swimsuit Models
San Mateo, CA – 22nd November, 2005: I-play, the mobile games company, and SI Mobile, part of Sports Illustrated™, one of the world’s most recognized media and sports entertainment brands, today announced the North American launch of SI™ Swimsuit Reveal. The puzzle game, which will be available on a wide range of mobile phones, is based on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, the most highly anticipated magazine issue in America.

lunes, noviembre 21, 2005

Virtual Penguins Multi-user Game for 3G Mobile Phones
ASIA Hong Kong : Artificial Life announced the release of its first massive multi-user 3G mobile game called "Virtual Penguins."

viernes, noviembre 18, 2005

Superscape 3D Mobile Games Now Available on Taiwan Mobile
HOOK, England, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE:SPS), the world's leading publishers of 3D mobile games, announces that a number of its 3D titles are now available for download from the Taiwan Mobile network.
Brazil 10-Months Mobile Phone Client Levels Up 15.6 Million -Anatel
SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- Brazilian mobile phone companies added 15.6 million customers in the first ten months of 2005, bringing the total subscriber base to 81.24 million consumers, telecommunications regulator Anatel said Thursday.
NBC Sports Plans Mobile Games
NBC Sports and Abandon Mobile have announced that three new NBC Sports-branded mobile game titles will be available on more than 125 types of mobile handsets across most major service providers starting in early 2006.

jueves, noviembre 17, 2005

PRESS RELEASE: A little freaky, a lot of fun, I-play brings classic 20Q™ to life on mobile
San Mateo, CA – 16th November 2005: Mobile users now have the chance to have their mind read by their mobile phone. 20Q, one of the best-selling toy sensations of recent years and a 2004 nominee for Game of the Year, is now available on mobile phones, with today's launch in North America being announced by I-play, the mobile games company, together with Radica, the manufacturer, and 20Q.net Inc, the IP owner of 20Q.
Your World Games Announces "The Shroud"
LAKE MARY, FLORIDA – November 16, 2005 – Your World Games, a newly formed publisher of mobile phone entertainment, today announced “The Shroud.” This first of its kind role-playing game promises to deliver the depth of a traditional console game on a mobile phone and at the same time, break new ground in GPS-enabled gameplay.
New Superscape Mobile Games Roll out on the Cingular Network
SAN CLEMENTE, California, November 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS) announces that seven of its mobile games titles are now available for download from the Cingular network.
8 out of 10 Cell Phone Customers Choose GSM Service
Wireless industry trade association 3G Americas reports that the GSM family of wireless technologies -- GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS/HSDPA -- added more than 112 million new customers in three months (Q3 2005), increasing its global market share to 77.6% with more than 1.6 billion customers.

miércoles, noviembre 16, 2005

Reaxion Joins Forces with ATI Technologies Inc. to Develop 3D Mobile Games That Run on ATI's Accelerated Hardware
Reaxion Corporation today announced it is working with ATI Technologies Inc. to develop 3D mobile games. ATI Technologies is one of the leading providers of graphics, video and multimedia products for desktop, workstation and notebook PCs, digital televisions, cell phones and game consoles. A market-leading publisher and developer of cutting-edge 3D, 2D and multiplayer mobile games, Reaxion has five years of experience in mobile games and it was the first western publisher to launch a mobile 3D game on a major US carrier.
GRAVITY Co., Ltd. Enters into an Agreement with Certain Shareholders of Neo-Cyon, Inc.
SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GRAVITY Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRVY) announced today that it entered into an agreement with certain shareholders of Neo-Cyon, Inc. ("Neo-Cyon") on November 15, 2005 to purchase shares of Neo-Cyon held by such shareholders, which upon closing of the transaction will result in Gravity holding a majority stake in Neo-Cyon. Neo-Cyon, a Korean company, provides mobile multimedia contents services to LG Electronics Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of mobile phones in the world. Upon closing of the purchase of the shares, Gravity will acquire control over the management of Neo-Cyon and will be in a position to appoint the majority of the board of directors of Neo-Cyon. The purchase price of the
shares is approximately KRW 6.2 billion and the transaction is expected to close on or about November 24, 2005. Gravity announced that the purpose of the transaction is to enhance its efforts in the mobile multimedia contents business.
G3 Studios Partners With FDG Mobile Games To Bring Award-Winning 'Bobby Carrot' To Brew Phones
NewswireToday - (newswire) - San Clemente, CA, 11/14/2005 - G3 Studios and FDG Mobile Games have signed an exclusive publishing agreement to globally publish and distribute "Bobby Carrot 3," the best-selling and award-winning, bunny-hopping puzzle game, for BREW and J2ME cell phones.
The Future Is Bright For Mobile Users In The Middle East!
16th NOVEMBER 2005, LONDON: Future Communications Company and Turner Broadcasting System Europe Limited today announce a deal that will make Turner’s world-leading news and entertainment products available for the first time to mobile phone users across the Middle East via a web portal.
Get Dilbert on a Mobile
Verizon Wireless has inked a deal with FunMail to offer Dilbert cartoons on Verizon handsets. Each day, Daily Dilbert delivers a popular Dilbert comic strip directly to the phones of Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 customers -- giving Dilbert comic fans their daily dose of Dilbert.
Investcom Passes 4 Million Subscriber Mark
Investcom (formerly Investcom Holding) which has operations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, has announced it has exceeded four million subscribers. The company owns and operates mobile services, mostly under the Areeba brand, in eight markets - in Benin, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Syria, Yemen and Sudan.

martes, noviembre 15, 2005

Hudson Entertainment Gains Mobile Content Deployment Efficiencies with Tira Jump Product Suite
TORONTO-November 15, 2005-Tira Wireless, the premier provider of advanced technology for mobile content deployment, today announced that leading mobile application publisher, Hudson Entertainment Inc, has licensed the Tira Jump Product Suite. This licensing agreement builds on a long-standing relationship in which Hudson has been using Tira Wireless' professional services to adapt its content for global consumption. By bringing the Tira Jump Product Suite in-house, Hudson Entertainment will gain greater control and increase efficiencies in mobile content deployment processes supported by both its internal teams and porting and software services partners.
AJAX gone mobile: Opera Platform brings AJAX applications to the mobile phone
Oslo, Norway - November 15, 2005: Opera Software today released a beta version of Opera Platform SDK, a software development kit for developing and running Web applications on mobile phones. With Opera Platform SDK, developers can rapidly develop Web applications that let users interact with information in new ways. For example, a Web application can be an email client, a game, or a stock ticker.
Sindre Lia gets to grips - or is that ears - with the ROKR E1, Motorola's first proper music phone and the world's very first iTunes-enabled handset; can it live up to the hype?
In a move to claim a spot in the recently emerged music phone market, the Motorola ROKR E1 features an iTunes branded music player, also sporting features such as a 0.3 MP camera and Bluetooth. Granted, its feature set is no match for the lesser-featured Sony Ericsson W550, currently hitting shelves alongside the ROKR E1 in Europe.
X-Men Legends II
November 14, 2005 - Activision released X-Men Legends II for consoles earlier this season to a solid amount of fanfare, and now MFORMA is following up on the momentum with a pocket-sized companion. X-Men Legends II is only a mobile sequel in theory, as there was no actual X-Men Legends for your handset. Unlike the console game, which is a top-down action-RPG, X-Men Legends II for cellphones is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up with some solid RPG trimmings. It was a wise design choice, as after playing X-Men Legends II on the Xbox, I doubt the formula would have made a competent mobile game.
Secrets of Hold 'Em with Howard Lederer
November 14, 2005 - There is no shortage of poker games for cellphone, which is why I initially approached Summus' Secrets of Hold 'Em with Howard Lederer with some reservation. How could they put a unique spin on an entry into a standing room-only category? Yet after just a few minutes hovering over the smallest of screens, the value of this game becomes apparent. This isn't just a basic Texas Hold 'Em sim, it's a teaching tool that improves your skills as well as a fine poker simulator.
PRESS RELEASE: Exit Games further extends the reach of its multiplayer service in Asia
Hamburg and San Francisco, CA – November 15, 2005 - With the commercial launch of several multiplayer games at Hong Kong based operator PEOPLES, Exit Games further extends the services of its multiplayer platform, Exit Games Neutron, in Asia.
Movistar Launches GSM Push-To-Talk Service In Argentina
BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Cellular provider Movistar has launched a new push-to-talk service in Argentina using its GSM network, becoming the second wireless operator in the country to enter the market.
Three New Phones from Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson is launching three new handsets, aimed at the low-cost end of the market. Each handset has its own appeal and is firmly focused on making voice and text communications as easy as possible with the use of features such as one click navigation, single icon menus and colour screens.

lunes, noviembre 14, 2005

Superscape 3D Mobile Games Now Available From Vodafone Live!
HOOK, England, November 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE:SPS), the world's leading publisher of 3D mobile games, announces that a number of its 3D titles are available for download from Vodafone Live!.
PRESS RELEASE: Pool Players Hustle Their Way Around The World
London, UK & San Francisco, CA, 14th November 2005: – I-play, the mobile games company, today announced the launch of 3D Pool Urban Hustle, the sequel to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful 3D Pool. According to Mobile Choice magazine, "3D Pool Urban Hustle is the best mobile representation of pool we've seen". 3D Pool Urban Hustle is now available across an extensive range of handsets to consumers via network operators and portals across North America and Europe.
Telefonica Moviles Signs Exclusive Agreements with World's Leading Videogame Makers, to Enhance the Global Offering of Its Subsidiaries
Exclusive global agreements signed with I-play and THQ, world leaders in mobile game development, will enable Telefonica Moviles' subsidiaries to offer the latest in mobile video games.
JAMDAT Mobile Brings id Software's Legendary DOOM to Mobile Phones in Europe with DOOM RPG
id Software's Legendary DOOM Gameplay -- from the Super Shotgun to the Notorious Pinky Demon -- Now Available to Mobile Users Throughout the United Kingdom Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc.(NASDAQ:JMDT) announced today the European launch of DOOM(R) RPG, anexciting role-playing mobile game set in the DOOM universe. The game,based on id Software's legendary game franchise, is available now inthe U.K. on O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone. DOOM RPG has beenco-developed by id Software and Fountainhead Entertainment.
King Kong The Official Mobile Game of the Movie Launches Today
Triple Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) directs the dramatic adventure King Kong, bringing his sweeping cinematic vision to the iconic story of the gigantic ape captured in the wild and brought to civilization where he meets his tragic fate.
THQ Wireless Enables World Wrestling Entertainment(R) Fans To Take It To The Mat With Two New Games
AGOURA HILLS, CA & WOKING, UK, November 14, 2005 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) today announced that THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ, plans to launch WWE RAW and WWE SmackDown, the newest officially licensed mobile games based on the top-selling World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (NYSE: WWE) brand, this fall on major carriers in the U.S. and Europe. The WWE RAW and SmackDown titles deliver to wireless devices the hard-hitting and authentic action that wrestling fans from around the globe have come to expect.
Sharp 903 3G Phone Review - three megapixel snapper
Europe UK : It seems that Sharp can't launch a camera phone these days without setting photographic standards for all to follow. Ever since it hooked up with Vodafone in 2002, its impact on our domestic mobile camera phone market has been unrivalled.

domingo, noviembre 13, 2005

¡Juegos por celular!
No requieren manuales ni instrucciones complicadas, se aprenden sobre la marcha. Sus gráficos pueden ser simples o no, pero sí adaptables a diferentes tamaños de pantalla y capacidades de almacenamiento. Generan adicción, aunque se los interrumpa en cualquier momento y con un solo clic.
AVACS releases “AVACS Business Life”
Company AVACS advancing the branch of multiplayer games (www.avacs.net) opens a new page and releases the game “AVACS Business Life ”. This is the first multiplayer game for mobile phones immersing the player into the virtual world of economic simulator, where the actions of each player influence this world and consequently other players. The peculiarity if this game consists in exiting and risky life of a businessman among the competitors leading his not large company toward the business heights.
"CiTY: World of Dating" is available in English
The virtual universe "CiTY: World of Dating" now is available for all foreign users. The project is fully translated on the English language. Now players from other countries can freely cruise the streets, communicate with each other and use another functions.
Paradox Entertainment and THQ to collaborate
THQ Inc., (NASDAQ: THQI) Paradox Entertainment Inc. and Conan Properties International, LLC announced a worldwide, multi-year licensing agreement for THQ to develop interactive games based on Conan. The agreement covers development for all current and next-gen systems as well as PC, wireless and handheld platforms.
J2X TECHNOLOGIES releases version 4.1.2 of J2Play Community-Building Toolkit
J2X TECHNOLOGIES, the technology leader in multiplayer mobile gaming, announced the release of version 4.1.2 of the J2Play Community-Building Toolkit.
Cocoasoft releases "BLOCK3D"
BLOCK3D is Cocoasoft’s new game and places any hardcore or casual player into the golden age of falling blocks.
HandyGames presents "Townsmen 3"
Worldwide, fans of the cult build-up strategy game Townsmen 2 have something to look forward to: HandyGames™, leading independent European developer of mobile games will release the long awaited third part of the blockbuster series Townsmen on November 15th. After the enormous success of its predecessor the gamers will find apart from the familiar and often praised features of Townsmen 2, new and exciting features. The player may, for instance, become either a respected and fair merchant or a scrupulous pirate and travel the New World or conquer the new continent.
Deadlines extension for registrations to video-games creation contest
Madrid: Movilgamers.com and stratos-ad announce the deadlines extension for the registrations to the 1 st video-games creation for mobiles contest.
Calling All Galactic Guardians - Atomic Betty lands on Mobile Devices
Breakthrough New Media announced that the new Atomic Betty mobile game will be launching this November, available through major carriers across North America and Europe.

sábado, noviembre 12, 2005

Minigolf 2
Reaxion recently released a hot new game called Minigolf 2. Unfortunately, this reviewer wasn’t able to play the original version so there isn’t any basis for comparison between Minigolf and Minigolf 2. However, from my play through experience, Minigolf 2 is a pretty good game that both kids and adults will definitely enjoy.
Touchlink Mobile and Micazook to bring new 3D games to mobile entertainment market
Touchlink Mobile, the Danish mobile content developer and publisher, and Micazook, the British 3D single and multiplayer game developer announce their partnership in creating 3D content for cell phones.
Fenix-Soft announces 'Wilhelm Tell'
Ukrainian mobile game development company Fenix-Soft (www.fenix-soft.com) has announced its new game, Wilhelm Tell.
MobilityZone Ltd introduces 'Euroleague Basketball 2005-2006'
MobilityZone Ltd, a mobile phone content provider & developer, announced the release of the newest branded game for mobile handsets based on the official Euroleague Basketball games.

viernes, noviembre 11, 2005

China Shanda's sales jump; shares fall on near-term challenges
SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd, China's largest online game operator, reported a rise in third-quarter profits, yet the lack of new products in the coming quarters hinted at near-term challenges in its core business.
Five 3D Mobile Games From Superscape Available on the Telstra Network in Australia
SAN CLEMENTE, California, November 11 -- UK Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS - News) announces that five of its 3D mobile games are now available for download from Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications company with more than 6.5 million mobile consumers.
Government Policies to Have Major Influence on 3G Market in China
The 3G market in China has great promise, but faces much uncertainty, including the government's developing policies on the high-speed wireless technology, reports In-Stat. The number of mobile subscribers in China will reach nearly 610 million in 2009, with the percentage of 3G users ranging from 23%-58%, depending on various competitive scenarios and operator strategies, the high-tech market research firm says.
DoCoMo Passes Subscriber Landmark
Japan's DoCoMo says that subscribers to DoCoMo's mobile phone services exceeded 50 million yesterday, about three years and 10 months after surpassing 40 million. DoCoMo subscribers refer to 2G mova, 3G FOMA and DoPa Single Service customers.
CDMA Passes 200 Million Subscribers Point
The CDMA Development Group (CDG) says that the number of CDMA2000 subscribers surpassed 200 million worldwide in September, only 18 months since the industry celebrated the 100-million milestone in June 2004. The 1xEV-DO subscriber base expanded to 18 million users. CDMA2000 is also driving the overall growth of CDMA technologies, which reached 286 million users, a 26% increase over the past 12 months. Close to 70% of CDMA subscribers use 3G technologies today.

jueves, noviembre 10, 2005

Highlights from the world of wireless gaming over the past four weeks
Imagination Technologies Brings Best of 3D Mobile Gaming to Khronos Developer University at KGC 2005
Seoul, Korea, November 10th 2005: Imagination Technologies, a leader in system-on-chip intellectual property (SoC IP), will be demonstrating both Quake Mobile from Pulse Interactive and Quake III Arena from NoctemWare on the PowerVR-enabled Dell Axim X51v this week at the Korean Games Conference / G Star 2005.
PAC-MAN Fever - Regional Heats Complete In European PAC-MAN Tournament
London, UK, November 10th. The first round of PAC-MAN™ Tournament, Europe’s first cross-carrier, mobile games competition drew to a close on October 31st, with regional champions found in the UK, France, Germany, Greece, and the Netherlands
Warner Bros. Online Announces The Release Of “Looney Tunes Cannonball Follies” Mobile Game
Glendale, Calif., Nov. 9, 2005 – Warner Bros. Online today announced that “Looney Tunes Cannonball Follies,” a new mobile puzzle game starring the inimitable Yosemite Sam, has officially launched on mobile handset platforms across North America.
Cell Phone Industry Adopts Ratings System
Representatives from cell phone industry group CITA (Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association) have announced that music, video and gaming products for cell phones in the U.S. are to adopt a new rating system as part of a new set of voluntary “Wireless Content Guidelines”.
Five New Phones from Samsung
Samsung is launching five new mobile phones for the European market. The average thickness of the newly unveiled phones are under 15mm and offer the latest multimedia features, such as music playback capability, megapixel camera and Bluetooth connectivity. The lineups include two 3G phones (model: SGH-Z510, SGH-Z540), two slide-up GSM/GPRS phones (model: SGH-D800, SGH-D820), and a credit-card size mobile phone (Model: SGH-P300).
Wireless Operators Not Doing Enough to Sell Mobile Data
Pyramid Research says that it estimates that 42% of the roughly 1.05bn new mobile subscribers over the next five years will come from the BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China. According to a recent study, 20% to 50% of mobile subscribers surveyed in BRIC countries said they had not received much information from their service provider about the types of mobile data services available to them or how to use them.

miércoles, noviembre 09, 2005

Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge
Nokia and Macromedia invite you to sign up for the application competition of the year, the Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge. With 100.000 Euros in prize money, this is an opportunity that can't be missed!
3D Titles From Superscape Now Available on Orange
HOOK, England and SAN CLEMENTE, California, November 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS) announces that two of its latest 3D games titles, Miss Reef Pinball 3D and Scuba Solitaire 3D, are now available for download from the Orange games entertainment portal on Orange World.
Mobile Game Addiction Spreading
Lee (20), a university student, recently bought a cell phone and now carries two cell phones with him: one for making phone calls and one for playing games. He has a computer and a video game console at home, but he has become more attracted to playing mobile games with his cell phone. He started playing mobile phone games in 2002 and has downloaded about 400 games since then. He currently has about 30 downloaded games in his two cell phones.
Glu Mobile launches branded games channel
Glu Mobile announced the launch of the first Glu-branded games service, allowing subscribers on TeliaSonera's mobile network to download games from Glu's extensive portfolio. The service has been launched on TeliaSonera's SurfPort mobile portal, and is currently available to mobile users in Sweden with deployments in Norway, Denmark, Finland and Lithuania to follow by the end of the year.
QUALCOMM Introduces the World's Most Advanced Mobile Microprocessor
LONDON, -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the new "Scorpion"(TM) mobile microprocessor delivering unsurpassed computing performance for wireless devices. The Scorpion core is the first microprocessor to be specifically designed and optimized for integration into the Company's Mobile Station Modem(TM) (MSM(TM)) solutions, and enables the convergence of mobile handsets with consumer electronics features by delivering superior performance and reduced power demands in mobile environments.
Nearly 70% of All Ringtones are Purchased by Women
Telephia reports that women outpaced men in purchasing ringtones by two to one during Q3 2005. Sixty-nine percent of mobile ringtones were bought by women, while purchases by men comprised 31% of the total revenue share, according to the latest Telephia Mobile Audio report, which tracks purchase activity for mobile ringtones, including traditional ringtones, realtones, ringback tones, and voicetones.
Top 50 Companies in the UK Mobile Market
O2 UK has published a "50 to Watch in Mobile" report, which is an independently compiled list identifying the 50 most important British mobile companies to watch. The list looks beyond handset manufacturers and network operators, to reveal the new vibrant and innovative companies that are shaping the future of the mobile industry.

martes, noviembre 08, 2005

Lightplay makes wireless 'Chicken Little' game for Disney
Video game developer Lightplay Studios said Monday that it has developed a wireless game based on the movie "Chicken Little" for The Walt Disney Co. -- it's third deal with the entertainment giant in a year.
Jean Pons of France Crowned as 2005 World RUBIK'S CUBE Champion
Recently, Starwave Mobile, a mobile publishing and licensing label from the Walt Disney Internet Group, obtained exclusive worldwide mobile rights for the RUBIK'S brand of puzzle games. Under the terms of the deal with Seven Towns Ltd., license holder of the RUBIK'S franchise, next year Starwave will launch a line of mobile games based on the RUBIK'S brand, expanding the puzzle into new media and offering fans a novel way to experience RUBIK'S.
Cingular Customers Can Be the First to Yell ''UNO''; UNO(R) Challenge, A Wireless Multiplayer Version of the Popular Card Game UNO(R), is Now Available on Cingular Handsets
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2005--Summus, Inc. (OTCBB: SMMU), a leading provider of mobile media applications that optimize the consumer wireless experience, and Mattel, Inc. today announced that Cingular customers can now be the first to enjoy a wireless, multiplayer version of America's No. 1 Brand of Family Games (1), UNO(R). UNO(R) Challenge is available to Cingular customers for a $2.99 monthly charge via the Cingular MEdia Mall.

lunes, noviembre 07, 2005

WILDEC releases "Amigo goes Mexico" and "Ball'n'Roll"
WILDEC releases "Amigo goes Mexico" and "Ball'n'Roll"
Latest Glu New
As we enter the run up to Christmas and New Year, the November news is taking a look back at what has been a great year for mobile games at Glu.
The Week in Wireless 11.04.05
November 4, 2005 - And so draweth the curtains on another week in wireless. This week was dominated by reviews, as several game makers unleashed a solid handful of games on to the decks that I downloaded with great vigor. Even though there are some solid games in the bunch, unfortunately, not all were winners. I've got a few down there that should be avoided.
PRESS RELEASE: Prepare for the ride of your life as Asphalt: Urban GT 2 ships on the N-Gage Platform
Espoo, Finland, November 7, 2005 – Nokia today announced that it has shipped Asphalt: Urban GT 2, the rip-roaring sequel to the fantasy racing game on the N-Gage platform.
Disney Acquires Mobile Game Firm Living Mobile
The Walt Disney Internet Group has announced the acquisition of Munich, Germany-headquartered European mobile game publisher and developer Living Mobile, for an undisclosed sum.
Tutenstein Cartoon, Known From Discovery Kids, Released for Cell Phones
HERNING, DENMARK, November 7, 2005 - Sandager Small Games, the Danish company specialized in java applications, announces the release of two games for cell phones based upon Tutenstein cartoon. The games have been created exclusively for SSG by Touchlink Mobile, the Danish mobile content developer and publisher, and are to be published by Sandager Small Games worldwide.
Top 10 Selling Handsets in October
The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, has released their "Top 10"-list for October 2005. The list is based upon the number of pieces of model specific mobile phone cases that has been ordered from Krusell during October 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.
Telefonica Argentina Head Sees New Phone Contract Soon
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -(Dow Jones)- The head of Telefonica SA's Argentina unit said Friday he expects to shortly finish a long-delayed renegotiation of the company's telephone services contracts with the Argentine government.

sábado, noviembre 05, 2005

Mexico Billionaire Pledges $400 Million Argentina Invest In '06
BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Mexican billionaire businessman Carlos Slim has pledged to invest $400 million next year in two telecommunications companies operating in Argentina: Telefonos de Mexico SA, or Telmex, and America Movil's CTI.
Nokia: N70 Phone Is Shipping In High Volumes
STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Nokia Corp.'s second mobile phone in its multimedia Nseries to hit stores has had a very good response from consumers and is shipping in large volumes, a company spokesman said Thursday.
Telefonica Moviles Back To 6 Million Mobile Users In Mexico
MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Spanish wireless phone operator Telefonica Moviles SA said Thursday that it added 129,000 subscribers in Mexico in the third quarter, bringing its roster back to 6 million, up 33% from a year ago.

viernes, noviembre 04, 2005

Mobile game developer Universomo to acquire software company DiCode
Universomo, a Finnish mobile game house providing game development for many international publishers, has agreed to buy DiCode Oy, a software company specializing in subcontracting. The acquisition, made to react to the rapidly growing mobile games market and the increased need for skilled staff, positions Universomo as the largest independent mobile game developer in Finland.
Study Finds Mobile Phone Users Embracing Mobile Data Services
CHICAGO, -- Mobile phone users are increasingly comfortable with mobile data services but continue to worry about content and price, according to the latest Mobinet study of how 4,000 mobile phone users in 21 countries use their phones. The study has been conducted eight times since 2000 by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney and the Judge Business School, Cambridge University.

jueves, noviembre 03, 2005

Mobile games take a step forward
Games on mobile phones have come a long way since Snake or endless knock-offs of arcade classics such as Asteroids and Space Invaders.
Elements Interactive releases Mobile Game Engine Edge SDK 2.00
Elements Interactive B.V. releases the first public version of their mobile game engine Edge. The Edge SDK, with current version 2.00, supports the development of true multi-platform mobile games for Windows Mobile Pocket PC, Windows Mobile Smartphone, Symbian Series 60, Symbian UIQ and Windows desktop.
Mr.Goodliving present 'Turbo Camels'
Santa brought you a camel for Christmas! You lucky jockey, you. We know you wanted socks from grandma, but this is better, because now you can join the International Camel Jockey Club and compete in Turbo Camels Xmas Special. The fastest, hairiest and jolliest racing game ever created for mobile
Star Wars Battlefront Mobile
November 1, 2005 - It's been oft-said that the future of mobile gaming is multiplayer. After all, these cellphone-cum-game platforms are already online-enabled, jacking into a global network from the moment you power the thing on. So why is it taking so long to for the future to get here? The answer? Network speeds. Real-time multiplayer is only as good as the network speed you play on, and that's why most game makers have stayed away from going after this grail.
PRESS RELEASE: Nokia’s Mile High Pinball Ricochets Into Retail Stores
Espoo, Finland, November 3, 2005 – Nokia today announced that Mile High Pinball, the incredibly addictive pinball game for the N-Gage platform, is now available in retail stores. With 80 stages of arcade mayhem, players can top their pinball memories of yore with customizable maps and balls, power-ups and exciting boss levels.
Sennari Entertainment And Nickelodeon & VCP Partner to Bring Star Trek® to Mobile Devices
(LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES) Sennari Entertainment, a developer and publisher of mobile entertainment and loyalty applications, today announced it has signed a deal with Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products to create PrizePlay skill with prize based games based upon the Star Trek franchise. Games will be made in both mobile and web versions.
Coral Eurobet Launch Zone4Play's Mobile Casino Service
WILMINGTON, Delaware, Zone4Play, Inc. (OTCBB: ZFPI - News), a developer of interactive software and technology for the betting and gaming industry, is pleased to announce the launch of the Coral Eurobet mobile casino service.
S60.com is a complete online source of S60 software related information. The site provides information from product details and S60 devices to news. The S60 platform, built on the Symbian OS, is currently the leading smartphone platform in the world. It is licensed by mobile phone manufacturers: LG Electronics, Lenovo, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung and Siemens.
Open Source at Nokia
OpenSource.nokia.com is the first place to look for information concerning Nokia involvement in the Open Source community. The Projects link will take you to project descriptions and give you access to any Nokia developed downloadable code with an Open Source license.
Wide Market Potential
"THQ Wireless yearly mobile Java™ revenue on Nokia devices is nearly €7 million. We expect to make some 50 percent of our mobile Java revenue in EMEA and APAC key markets on Nokia devices over the next five years." - Adam Comiskey, General Manager EMEA, THQ Wireless Inc.
Top ten" in mobile phone sales in Telia stores in October
SonyEricsson's W800i Walkman music mobile was one of the newcomers among the best-selling phones in Telia stores in October, entering the list directly in third place. As in September, first place was captured by Nokia.
However, the Nokia 3120 handset was no longer the best-selling mobile in Telia's stores in October. It was replaced by the extra durable Nokia 5140i model.
In addition to the SonyEricsson W800i, two other newcomers entered the top ten list in October: the SonyEricsson K300i and the Nokia 6101. Nine out of ten mobiles on the October top ten list came preconfigured with Telia SurfPort. Seven out of ten were camera mobiles, and six out of ten had a built-in e-mail client.
Yet More Handsets from Nokia
Nokia has extended its N series multimedia range to include three new devices: the Nokia N92 (the world's first mobile device with a built-in DVB-H receiver), the Nokia N71 and the Nokia N80. With these new devices consumers can wirelessly watch mobile TV, stream music, share photos and send emails with attachments, using technologies such as 3G, WLAN and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).
Top 10 Global Wireless Predictions for 2006
inCode has released its Top 10 Global Wireless Predictions for 2006. The Predictions identify key market changes for the coming year, including: fierce competition that will leave only five handset manufacturers standing, new business models enabled by converging access technologies and new mobile entertainment brands.

miércoles, noviembre 02, 2005

Q Entertainment to enter MMOG and mobile markets
Q Entertainment will also expand its operations in the mobile gaming market. Both Lumines and Meteos, puzzle games which have enjoyed success on the PSP and Nintendo DS respectively, have already been licensed to mobile content publisher GameLoft for release in early 2006.
PRESS RELEASE: Ministry of Sound Ibiza Game
"Summer's over, but clubbers, party-goers, fun-seekers and fashionistas may still party on the magical island of Ibiza using their mobile phones, since the biggest sensation in mobile games this season is, you guessed, the Ministry of Sound Ibiza Game."
I-play Games Set to Vibrate
Immersion Corporation announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with I-play. Under terms of the agreement, Immersion's VibeTonz effects will be added to 2Fast 2Furious and Metal Slug Mobile. VibeTonz is a SDK that lets developers add force feedback to mobile games.
Samsung ZV30 and ZV10 Vodafone live! 3G Mobile Phones
Europe : Samsung has launched two exclusive new mobile phones which extend Vodafone Germany's range of attractive UMTS models. Both the Samsung ZV30 and the Samsung ZV10 are perfect examples of new generation mobile phones which optimally support all UMTS-based services, such as Vodafone Mobile TV, videotelephony and Vodafone Music Downloads. The two clamshell phones are wonderfully lightweight at only 110 and 105 grams respectively, and they incorporate a comprehensive range of first-rate features at attractive prices. In conjunction with a term contract and the UMTS Per-Minute Package Plus 200, the ZV30 costs EUR 59.90 and the Samsung ZV10 only costs EUR 9.901.
Leather Touch Design 3G NEC Handset
ASIA : Vodafone K.K. announced that on 5 November 2005 it will commence nationwide sales of the Vodafone 703N 3G handset by NEC, which features a ‘leather touch design’ that gives the surface of the handset a soft, high-quality leather feel.
Superscape Games Available on T-Mobile in the US
HOOK, England, November 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Superscape, the world's leading 3D mobile games publisher, announces that three of its titles - Van Helsing, Fight Club and Alien vs. Predator - have been selected by T-Mobile and are now available for download by T-Mobile consumers throughout the USA.
Mobile gaming to hit Rs 1,500 cr by 2010
Indians are spearheading the mobile gaming revolution around the world, quietly. Consider this: when a youngster in Australia plays cricket on his mobile, or another in the US weaves Spiderman’s webs or a teenager in Russia hits a Maria Sharapova forehand on her mobile set, chances are that these games have been developed in India.

martes, noviembre 01, 2005

Zoo Keeper
October 31, 2005 - Earlier this year, Ignition asked Nintendo DS owners to pony up $40 to pay the puzzle game Zoo Keeper. And, and a lot of gamers -- myself included -- did. After all, we were in a drought, desperate for anything to play after beating Feel the Magic. Funny that now, ten months later, you can download the same game for only $5 on your cellphone -- and nothing has been lost in the translation. This animal-matching game is just a fun, frivolous way to blow through the occasional down times of your day.
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.
In the shadow of the giant
Five years after leaving Electronic Arts, Keith McCurdy is back among his old EA colleagues.
Trip Hawkins Has Gone Mobile
Electronic Arts and 3DO founder hopes to define a social mobile market with Digital Chocolate.
Qualcomm Brews up mobile games and applications
Mumbai: A large number of software companies and mobile telephony providers are developing next-generation mobile 3D games and utilities for Qualcomm's Brew solution, optimised for its mobile station modem (MSM) enhanced multimedia platform chipsets, the MSM6550 and MSM6275. These announcements were made at the Brew 2005 Developers Conference, India, held on October 26 and 27 at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.
Tira Jump Technology Supports Providers of Content to Nokia Preminet Solution
TORONTO-November 1, 2005- Tira Wireless, a premier provider of advanced technology for mobile content deployment, today announced that its Jump technology is now available to providers of content for Nokia's Preminet Solution. By working with Preminet, Tira is providing developers and publishers with preferred access to its Tira Jump services to optimize, localize and test mobile content across a broad range of devices and operators.
Telefónica Acquires UK Mobile Operator O2
Europe : The Boards of Directors of Telefónica and O2 are pleased to announce today that agreement has been reached on the terms of a recommended cash offer to be made by Goldman Sachs International and Citigroup, on behalf of Telefónica, or a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telefónica, to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of O2.
Two New 3G Handsets for Vodafone Germany
Samsung has launched two new 3G phones with Vodafone Germany. The two clamshell phones are lightweight at only 110 and 105 grams respectively, and they incorporate a comprehensive range of first-rate features at attractive prices.