martes, febrero 28, 2006

Top 10 Mobile Games Downloads For January 2006
ELSPA has announced the January 2006 Mobile Games Java Download Chart©, compiled from information supplied by: 3, O2, Orange,T-Mobile, and Vodafone.
Infospace announces the release of Dirty Sanchez and presents 2 new games
Infospace announces the release of Dirty Sanchez and presents 2 new games.
Lagardere to launch Blinggames: Hip-Hop inspired Games for Mobiles
Lagardere Active North America (LANA) is bringing wireless to the next level of “bling” with the debut of BlingGames, entertaining finger play specifically created for cell phones. The games, like the hit ringtones produced by BlingTones, thoroughly incorporate hip-hop culture with one of the premier games, “Lil'Jon Crunk Golf,” featuring the superstar rapper/producer playing his own version of golf on New York City rooftops.
TinySolutions presents "JugglingChamp"
For the upcoming soccer year 2006 TinySolutions starts the global juggling competition and released the asynchron multi player soccer game JugglingChamp.
British Firm shakes up Mobile Gaming Sector
The launch of British company Black Bull Studios Ltd. means the old empire will indeed be striking in a big way into the increasingly sophisticated mobile phone games market. Forget the sunshine of Silicon Valley or the buzz of New York. Based in the rainy North-West of England, British based Black Bull Studios has created Talaris™, an entirely new device-specific software engine that can generate ‘console quality’ 3D graphics and controls in games for the many of the modern mobile smart-phones.
New Sony Ericsson 3G and EDGE Handsets
Europe : Sony Ericsson takes digital imaging in camera phones to new heights today with the launch of the K800 and K790 phones, the first handsets to carry the Cyber-shot™ brand, a true mark of imaging quality. Both handsets look physically the same as above.
First 3G Mobile Handset with VGA Display
ASIA Japan : Vodafone K.K. announced the Vodafone 904SH by Sharp, the first mobile handset to feature a VGA liquid crystal display (LCD). The 904SH is scheduled to go on sale in late April 2006 as a new 3G handset.
China's 3G Subscribers Will Reach 10 Million in 2006
ASIA : Analysys International says that China's total 3G mobile communication subscribers will exceed 10 million in 2006 and will reach 100 million in the following five years.

lunes, febrero 27, 2006

Tetris reclaims the top spot for UK mobile downloads
ELSPA's top ten UK mobile downloads for January, compiled from information supplied by UK network operators 3, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone, reveals another top selling month for Jamdat as Tetris reclaims the number one position.
Mobile "Pub" Available on i-mode
Europe UK : O2 has today announced it has partnered with InfoSpace to provide classic British pub games using the i-mode service to consumers in the UK. The partnership will see iPub, a new and quirky channel, available from 13 February 2006. iPub will feature themed "pub" mobile games such as Pub Pool, Pub Fruity and Pub Darts as well as a number of best-selling mobile games. The site will offer mobile consumers access to InfoSpace's iPub channel on its i-mode site from £3. As an official partner, InfoSpace will be available through i-mode's intuitive interface under the games menu.
watAgame and The Mobile Media Company walk the catwalk with Supermodel-Milano
watAgame, the world’s leading developer of mobile communities ( and The Mobile Media Company, the world’s leading Personal Broadcaster ( announced the launch of Supermodel - Milano, a mobile community specifically designed for the largely untapped female gaming market.
Playlogic and Macrovision to cooperate on Digital Distribution of Games
Interactive games publisher Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. and Macrovision’s Trymedia Games division signed an affiliate agreement for the digital distribution of Playlogic’s entertainment products.
W950 first Symbian OS-based Walkman® phone
Announced at 3GSM World Congress on February 13, 2006, the new Sony Ericsson W950 Walkman® is a slim, UMTS mobile phone, featuring a QVGA touch screen and 4GB on-board flash memory.

sábado, febrero 25, 2006

N-Gage Or Disengage: Jani Karlsson On Nokia's Gaming Future
The 3GSM mobile conference in Barcelona is a truly epic show. Some 50,000 visitors descended on the Fira de Barcelona to variously sell, discuss, plan, or just learn about the emerging opportunities and issue facing the mobile technology and entertainment market. Gaming is an important, but in fact, it's a relatively small part of the whole. With ‘content’ tucked away into a corner of Hall 2, the show isn’t the place to actually experience the games themselves. It is however, a place to talk about platforms.
UK's Top Mobile Games For January Ranked
UK trade association ELSPA has published its chart of the most downloaded mobile phone games for January 2006 in the United Kingdom. The chart compiles information supplied by 3, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, and Vodafone, and gives a continuing look at what UK mobile game consumers are actually purchasing into the New Year.

viernes, febrero 24, 2006

Frogger for Prizes Hops onto Mobile Phones
LOS ANGELES, CALIF--FEBRUARY 23, 2006-- Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that Frogger? for Prizes, a mobile version of the video arcade classic, has debuted in North America and will be available across several North American carriers and portals. The game is powered by the proprietary "For Prizes" platform from InfoSpace, allowing players to compete against each other to win prizes in daily head-to-head and weekly progressive tournaments.
Game On! Two local gaming companies are revolutionizing the art of electronic time-wasting.
The casino is gaudy, like most. Blue palm trees are painted on its pink and purple facade, and a pair of jumbo dice threatens to tumble from the roof. Inside, stepping onto the spongy carpet, I’m bombarded by seizure-inducing lights and the familiar cacophony of slot machines—ringing tones ascending and descending in perfect sine waves, or firing away like toy machine guns, as coins endlessly clatter into metal trays.
3G Chipset Design for Music, Gaming, Video and TV
After many stops and starts, 3G mobile telephony is coming on with a vengeance. In 2004, ABI Research counted 17.3 million 3G subscribers worldwide, but by the end of 2005 there were 42 million: a year-on-year growth of 142%. And by the end of 2010, 3G will comprise fully 30% of the mobile marketplace, equating to about 1 billion subscribers.
Mobile games arena still challenging
A MOBILE phone is not only for communication anymore – it now doubles as a portable games console. Mostly, people play mobile phone games to kill time – simple games like Nokia’s Snake, for instance, helps pass time while waiting for the bus or train. These days, users are continually seeing the emergence of more and more sophisticated games that can take days to complete.

jueves, febrero 23, 2006

Football World Cup Highlights on Orange 3G Phones
Europe Switzerland : Orange is offering live coverage of football matches on your mobile phone with Orange Live TV, the most interesting behind-the-scenes reports, the latest results, team profiles, games and lots more on the 2006 Football World Cup in Munich via the Orange World mobile internet portal. We get going in May 2006 with exciting previews of the teams competing for the golden trophy of the world’s biggest football tournament.
Nokia has returned to the slider format for its latest 3G handset. The 6280 has the daunting task of trying to trump 3G favourite and fellow Nokia, the N70. Is it up to the task?
Nokia threw us a couple of 3G beauties last year: the handsome 6680 and its more souped-up and swanky compadre, the N70. These Symbian-powered candybar handsets managed to expertly combine the virtues of a smartphone with 3G technologies to great effect. Both proved very popular with the punters and it’s going to take an elevated handset to top them.
Exit Games introduces "Exit Games Neutron 3.0"
On the occasion of this year's 3GSM World Congress the leading service provider for connected mobile entertainment Exit Games launches the latest version of its platform Exit Games Neutron 3.0.
Inlogic introduced its new game "Roboros"
Inlogic software, an independent developer of mobile phone games, has anounced its new game Roboros.
Frog Leon is coming
“Leon & Diamond” is a frog game for a quick break to tease your brain. Created by Tendbeyond and UUPARK, the Game will present to public users soon.
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards Glu Mobile’s Ancient Empires II as Cellular Game of the Year
Glu Mobile, a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, announced that The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) has awarded Glu’s acclaimed mobile strategy game ‘Ancient Empires II’ Best Cellular Game of the Year at the 9th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.
Runestone Games announces Mystery Castle II
Runestone Games proudly announces the completion of the second game in the award-winning Mystery Castle series. Mystery Castle II: Pagoda in the Sun continues the story of Monty the Wizard, as he goes on the trail of the evil Monster Barons.
I-Play launches exclusive U.S. Olympic Team Ice Hockey Mobile Phone Game
I-play, the mobile phone games company, announced the launch of "US Olympic Team Ice Hockey," the only mobile phone game licensed by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The launch of the game is a result of the continuing partnership with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), exclusive licensee of the USOC. The game, a realistic simulation of Olympic ice hockey, is launching in North America in time for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.
RumbleX free demo's section opens it's doors to the free demo section of the website. All the demos available are free sample versions of the full games. The demo versions also include highscore support for the RumbleX network.
I-play Wins GSM Association 2006 Awards
I-play, the mobile games company, today announced that Skipping Stone , the most compulsive ‘one thumb play’ title has won ‘Best Made for Mobile Game’ category in the GSM Association Awards. The game, which has enjoyed unprecedented critical success, was developed by Korean based Gamevil, and published and distributed by I-play last September to its global network of over 100 operators.
Debifone expands regional presence
Regional mobile payment solutions provider Debifone has expanded its presence in South America launching operations in Uruguay for its mobile payment service, the company said in a statement.
Movistar unit surpasses 8 million clients
Argentine mobile operator Movistar Argentina, a unit of Spain's Telefónica Móviles, saw its client base rise 45% last year to over 8 million users, the company said in a statement.
Movistar to award spectrum April 21
Chilean mobile operator Movistar, a unit of Spain's Telefónica Móviles, has set April 21 as the date to award 25Mhz of excess spectrum it has in the 800MHz band, local press reported.
InaPhone Group signs mobile content deal with Jaguar
InAphone Group has announced the launch of Jaguar Mobile Content. Jaguar Cars has licensed the rights to InAphone Group to create and publish mobile phone games, ringtones, themes and wallpapers for the automaker. Jaguar sees the entry into mobile content as an exciting opportunity and views licensing as an integral part of its marketing mix. As a part of the license agreement, InAphone Group will offer distribution of officially licensed Jaguar content for 3rd party mobile storefronts and Jaguar approved marketing partners.

miércoles, febrero 22, 2006

BenQ-Siemens New 3G UMTS Mobile
Europe Germany : Ultra-slim and fully equipped UMTS phone: Captivating because of its classic elegance, the BenQ-Siemens S81 makes mobile telephony even more diverse. At only a slender 13 mm, it is one of the world’s slimmest UMTS-mobiles to offer complete UMTS functionality. It looks so elegant and valuable that it won the 2006 international iF Design Award. The S81 is the ideal mobile phone for discovering the diverse possibilities of mobile communication. A video call function enables calls to be made face to face with friends and colleagues. After all, a look says more than a thousand words.
Panasonic Begins Delivery of 3G P901iTV Handsets
ASIA Japan : Panasonic Mobile announced it has begun shipment of "FOMA ® P901iTV" mobile handsets to NTT DoCoMo, Inc. The P901iTV is NTT DoCoMo’s first mobile handset to receive terrestrial digital broadcasting signals in addition to conventional analog signals. The handset was created in response to the planned launch of mobile digital broadcasting in April 2006.
First Mobile with HSDPA : The BenQ-Siemens EF91
Europe Germany : Get into the pleasures of multimedia at top speed: The EF91 from BenQ Mobile is the world’s first mobile to support HSDPA (High Speed Download Packet Access) and thus marks a revolution in mobile multimedia devices.
Gamers Don’t Like Mobile Phone Games
Handheld gaming specialist site Modojo ran an interesting feature yesterday, simply asking ‘Why do gamers not like mobile phone games?’ Aside from the obvious reason (i.e., they are shit) read on to find out more about one of the fastest growing and most critically-maligned sectors of today’s games industry.
Majority Of Brands Turning To Mobile Advertising - report
Major brands are shifting significant marketing resources to marketing via mobile phones, according to an independent survey of 50 brand name companies commissioned by Airwide Solutions, the mobile infrastructure software provider. By 2008, 89% of brands will use text and multimedia messaging to reach their audience, with nearly one-third planning to spend in excess of 10% of marketing budgets on the medium.
Yahoo Available On Cingular Phones
AT&T, Cingular Wireless and Yahoo! have announced the availability of AT&T Yahoo! Go Mobile, an integrated service that gives consumers real-time access to their AT&T Yahoo! Internet customized online content, services and community via a wireless phone. AT&T is now offering the AT&T Yahoo! Go Mobile service on the Nokia 6682 handset from Cingular within the AT&T traditional 13-state service area. The service will also be available in certain Cingular stores in the Austin, Columbus and Los Angeles markets.

martes, febrero 21, 2006

Olympic Winter Games
London, UK & San Mateo, CA – I-play, the mobile games company, today announced the North American and European launch of Torino 2006(TM) - Official Mobile Phone Game of the Olympic Winter Games . I-play secured the exclusive license to develop a mobile phone game based on the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy from International Sports Multimedia Ltd (ISM), exclusive licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Interactive Entertainment Software. This is the first mobile phone game title ever to be officially licensed by the IOC.
Commodore Games For Mobile Phones
Commodore Gaming, the company which is resurrecting the 1980's Commodore C64 home computer brand says that it is preparing to roll-out a line of digital content touch screen MediaTowers in mobile phone and game retailers across Europe during 2006. The plan is to open new channels for delivering digital media content, which can include video, music, games and business applications for mobile phones and handheld devices.

lunes, febrero 20, 2006

Cingular Wireless CEO Says Consolidation Good For Industry
Consolidation in the wireless industry is a positive, allowing companies to combine synergies and therefore put investments back into the marketplace, Cingular Wireless President and Chief Executive Stanley T. Sigman said.
New Music Phone From BenQ-Siemens
BenQ-Siemens has launched a new music player handset. When closed, the mobile looks just like a music player. Clearly arranged play, pause, and fast forward and backward keys enable quick, convenient operation. Hidden behind a flap below the 1.6 inch color display is the mobile's keypad. The integrated FM radio, together with a music player for all major music formats, ensures a complete music program.
Andrew eyes 3G opportunities in LatAm
US communications equipment manufacturer and supplier Andrew Corp sees growth opportunities in the medium term in Latin America in 3G mobile technology, Andrew's Americas sales vice president James McIlvain told BNamericas.

domingo, febrero 19, 2006

February 19, 2006 -- OK, so maybe the U.S. and France haven't seen eye-to-eye in recent years. But that hasn't stopped Michel Guillemot, the brain behind Gameloft, Europe's largest mobile gaming company, from setting up shop in Manhattan a few years back. Since then, he's turned his self-made enterprise into the third-largest mobile gaming company in America.
My Hope for Guppy Games
February 17, 2006 - A few weeks back, I penned a feature called "My Hope for Digital Chocolate," wherein I explained what I felt the firm excelled at and where I see it helping out the industry. I had a few people from other mobile developers email me, thinking I was playing favorites by singling DChoc out. I wasn't. I plan on writing a "My Hope" for many of the mobile developers/publishers in the coming months, detailing just one guy's opinions on how things are shaking out in the mobile gaming industry, and who should be shaking what.

sábado, febrero 18, 2006

fastmobile announces Mobile Application Development Agreement and Commercial Launch of Multi-Media IM with Yahoo!
fastmobile, a leader in mobile integrated messaging and content solutions, announced a worldwide agreement with California Internet giant Yahoo!. Through this relationship, fastmobile will bring the rich, multimedia features enabled by their mobile Instant Communications Platform to select Yahoo! mobile services.
Xing Mobile releases "Beflowered"
Xing Interactive's mobile division announces the release of Beflowered for mobile phones. This is a game in the style of popular puzzle game Bejeweled. Match 3 or more flowers in a horizontal or vertical row and clear them off the playing field. New flowers will appear in their place and it will take strategic insight and a logical mind to find the right combinations without running out of options faster then you can say "What a nice game".

viernes, febrero 17, 2006

Emerging Markets' Growing Mobile Phone Leverage
BARCELONA (Dow Jones) -- The phenomenal growth of mobile phone subscriptions in countries like India and Sudan is putting pressure on infrastructure and handset providers to start tailoring some of their products to these emerging markets.
North America and Europe Playing "Catch-up" in Mobile Gaming
Consumers in Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries lead European and North American consumers more than two to one in the adoption of both single-player and multiplayer mobile gaming, according to a report from Parks Associates. In the APAC countries surveyed, 28% of consumers play single-player mobile games on at least a weekly basis, versus 13% in Europe and 8% in North America. Further, 7% of Asia-Pacific consumers play multiplayer mobile games on a weekly basis, versus 2% in both Europe and North America.
Video Game Business to Double by 2011, Driven by Online and Mobile Gaming
The video game market will expand from US$32.6 billion in 2005 to US$65.9 billion in 2011 as a result of its fast-growing online and mobile gaming segments, according to a new study from ABI Research. The market's largest segments today - console, PC and handheld hardware and software - will remain significant, but overall they will see much lower growth rates than the emerging segments.

jueves, febrero 16, 2006

Bode Miller Mobile Game Now Available
NEW YORK - Satisfying the inner-competitor in all of us, Abandon Mobile, in an exclusive partnership with NBC Sports, announced today the release of two new NBC Sports wireless game titles including Bode Miller Alpine Racing and Abandon's additional release, NBC Sports Figure Skating. Both titles are available for download now for more than 110 mobile handsets to customers on the Cingular Wireless, Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless networks.
Brazil Mobile Phone Ownership Reaches 87.5 Million In January
SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- Brazilian mobile-phone ownership reached 87.5 million at the end of January, up 31% on the year and 1.3 million from the end of December, according to preliminary figures released by telecommunications regulator Anatel on Tuesday.
Cellstar LatAm ops now represent 53% of global revs
US-based wireless logistics firm Cellstar saw sales in Latin America grow 37% in fiscal year 2005, ended November 30, reaching US$524mn compared to US$382mn in FY04, the company said in a statement.
Amateurs beat the pros at mobile gaming awards
A Swedish student has beaten the world's top games developers to scoop two prizes at the International Mobile Gaming Awards last night at 3GSM in Barcelona.

miércoles, febrero 15, 2006

Openwave And Sun Microsystems Collaborate to Accelerate Mobile Content Development
BARCELONA, SPAIN, 3GSM World Congress – February 13, 2006 – Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), both leading providers of open software products and services for the communications industry, today announced an agreement to accelerate next-generation application development for mobile phones. The agreement will help operators and developers to rapidly create, customize, and deploy powerful new applications and interfaces for mass market mobile phones by integrating Sun’s Java (TM) Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) technologies with Openwave® Mobile Integrated Dynamic Application System (MIDAS), a next-generation XML-based scripted application environment.
Top 3G Content for 3 Italy
Europe Italy : InfoSpace announced that it is delivering mobile entertainment content through 3 Italia, the Mobile Media Company leader in UMTS European market.
The Future Is Coming On: Gorillaz Go Mobile With a Hot New Game Title From RealNetworks
SEATTLE, HELSINKI, Finland and LONDON, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In 2000, Gorillaz hit the scene as the world's first cartoon band. Today, the Grammy-winning group announced another first, the debut of Gorillaz Entertainment System. The game is a new exclusive arcade title from RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK - News) and will be available on phones in April 2006.
Nokia, Sanyo Intend To Form Global CDMA Mobile Phone Operations
STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Nokia and SANYO Tuesday unveiled a preliminary agreement with the intent to form a new global company comprised of their respective CDMA mobile phones businesses, separate from the parent companies.
Microsoft To Significantly Ramp Up Mobile Presence
BARCELONA -(Dow Jones)- Microsoft's Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said Tuesday the world's largest software maker plans to significantly ramp up its presence in the mobile telecommunications sector over 2006.
América Móvil to invest US$100mn in 2006
The Peruvian unit of Mexican mobile operator América Móvil plans to invest US$100 million in the country during 2006, AMX Perú president Humberto Chávez was quoted as saying by local business daily Gestión.
Samsung Sees Mobile Phone Market At 850 Million-900 Million Units In 06
BARCELONA -(Dow Jones)- Samsung Electronics, the world's No. 3 mobile-phone-maker, expects industry-wide handset sales to rise to between 850 million and 900 million units in 2006, a top executive said Tuesday.
Telefónica chief: LatAm mobile penetration to reach 70% by 2009
The penetration of mobile telephony in Latin America should be above 70% by 2009, the president of Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica, Antonio Viana-Baptista said in a statement.
Global sales of Mobile Phones will approach a billion in 2006
The research firm GfK has announced that the worldwide mobile phone market continued its strong growth in 2005, with new technologies and developing countries having a positive impact. GfK's research shows the worldwide market for Mobile Phones in 2005 was 812 million units, representing a growth of 18% over 2004 when 685 million units were sold. While the total market has grown by 18%, 2005 saw sales of WCDMA Mobile Phones grow by 124%.

martes, febrero 14, 2006

New Sony Ericson 3G Walkman Mobile Phone
Europe : A major addition to Sony Ericsson’s family of Walkman® phones is announced today. The W950 is an ultra-slim, ultra-stylish, UMTS-enabled device with 4GB of onboard storage complete with touch screen for simple navigation through music genres, playlists, individual songs or music albums.
Vodafone and Google Team for Mobile Search
Europe : Vodafone announced that it is collaborating with Google to develop innovative mobile search services for its customers.
Jamdat Holders Approve Company's Sale
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wireless games and ring tones producer Jamdat Mobile Inc. said Monday its shareholders approved the company's $680 million sale to Electronic Arts Inc., the nation's top video game publisher.
13-02-2006: Online and mobile gaming booming
Online and mobile gaming is booming and content providers (CPs) as well as telcos are all vying for a larger slice of this lucrative pie, according to market observers.
3GSM, Barcelona – 13th February, 2006 – watAgame, the world’s leading developer of mobile communities ( and The Mobile Media Company, the world’s leading Personal Broadcaster ( today announced the launch of Supermodel - Milano, a mobile community specifically designed for the largely untapped female gaming market.
INTERVIEW: Nokia Sees Converged Handsets Growth In 2006
BARCELONA -(Dow Jones)- Nokia Corp. Monday said it expects more handsets that utilize both mobile and fixed-line telecommunications networks to emerge over 2006.
Three New Handsets From Nokia
Yesterday, Nokia unveiled three new devices; introduced its first UMA network solution and announced collaboration with Vodafone aimed at increasing usage of the S60 handset software platform. Nokia unveiled the Nokia 6131 and Nokia 6070 mid-range GSM camera phones, as well as the Nokia 6136 Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) device. The Nokia 6131 comes in a folding design and offers a 1.3 megapixel camera, while the Nokia 6070 comes in a classical form and offers basic camera phone capabilities at an affordable price point.
Three New Handsets From Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson has launched three new handsets, two new 3G phones and a low-mid end market handset. The K610, a 3G phone is just 17mm thick and weighs 92 grams,. It packs into its slender frame a suite of advanced communications, business and entertainment applications plus a 2 Megapixel camera, Memory Stick removable storage and Bluetooth connectivity.
BenQ Sees Mobile Phone Business Grow From 2007
BARCELONA -(Dow Jones)- Taiwanese handset maker BenQ Corp. Monday said it expects its mobile phone business to start growing from 2007 onwards, as the company launched three new mobile phones.

lunes, febrero 13, 2006

GlobalFun AB subsidiary GlobalFun Argentina goes live with Telefonica in Argentina
GlobalFun AB,, a global wireless entertainment developer and publisher has through its subsidiary GlobalFun Argentina released its product portfolio of high quality mobile games to the users of Movistar (Telefonica Moviles) in Argentina.
SCI FI Channel TV Series Battlestar Galactica makes the Leap to Mobile Phones
IN-FUSIO, the leader in mobile phone entertainment, announced the launch of an action-game based on the popular SCI FI Channel TV series, Battlestar Galactica. Through a licensing deal with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, the Battlestar Galactica game is available for download now worldwide (excluding Japan) for Java enabled handsets.
Impossible s.r.o presents "Elf In Forest"
Impossible s.r.o proudly presents its Symbian game, Elf In Forest.
Impossible s.r.o presents "Dragon World"
Impossible s.r.o proudly presents its first-ever Symbian game, Dragon World.
DS Effects releases "Cupid 3D"
DS Effects, italian mobile game developer and publisher, releases Cupid 3D, a platform game where the goal is to help Cupid to conquer hearts. You will have to watch out for the little devils, monsters and funny enemies that will try to stop you on your mission!
Acute Mobile releases "Clint Fighting 2"
This January Acute mobile released URBAN RIVALS the third installment in the very popular Clint Fighting Series of connected collectible cards games for mobiles. With this new release, Acute mobile wishes to establish a landmark in the young history of mobile community gaming.
iO Global announces agreement with Telcogames for global supply of 3G mobile content
iO Global Limited, leading worldwide provider of integrated mobile content delivery solutions, announced that it has signed an agreement with Telcogames Limited, global publisher and distributor of mobile games, to provide its extensive catalogue of mobile content internationally as part of the iO Global managed service to mobile network operators. Under the terms of the agreement, iO Global will supply mobile content from the Telcogames portfolio of more than 1000 premium mobile games throughout the world. This portfolio includes leading branded content from Marvel, Mforma, Magic Productions, Ojom, Ironstone and Codemasters. partners with Mobitrans, the leading Wireless Application Service Provider (WASP) in the Middle East and North Africa has partnered with Mobitrans, the official regional reseller of Mobile2win, an innovative mobile marketing solutions provider with background in the dynamic Chinese and Indian consumer markets to provide Mobile2win's Java games in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Indian Telecoms Seek to Expand Their Mobile Phone Market
The mobile phone industry in India is trying to expand its reach to low-income earners and the country's vast rural areas. India is already one of the world's biggest mobile phone markets.
Ancel aims for 725k users by year end
Uruguayan state-run operator Ancel expects to reach 725,000 subscribers by year end, compared to the current client base of nearly 610,000, local press quoted María Simon, head of parent company Antel as saying.

sábado, febrero 11, 2006

Elements Interactive and Pocketmotion Announce Partnership
Zaandam, the Netherlands and Brisbane, Australia -- 10th February 2006 -- Elements Interactive B.V., the Dutch development company behind the Edge multi-platform mobile game engine, and Australia based Pocketmotion, manufacturer of the TiltCONTROL motion detection device, agreed on a partnership to add TiltCONTROL support in an upcoming release of the Edge SDK.
Hurray Offers Free Mobile Games
Hurray's (Nasdaq: HRAY) mobile game subsidiary Magma Digital has started offering free mobile games on, reports Sina. Magma Digital will provide free downloads of older mobile games. Currently, seven games are available for free and two new free games will be available every week. Magma was founded in 2001 and has published over 220 mobile games. Most of Magma's games are published on China Mobile's platform. Hurray acquired Magma Digital in late December, 2005.
Superscape Mobile Games Come to Bell Mobility
SAN CLEMENTE, California, February 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS) announces that its 3D Capone Casino game has been selected by Bell Mobility for download by their customers.
Open Gaming Architecture for Native Mobile Games
The combined efforts between Activision, Digital Chocolate, Electronic Arts, Ideaworks3D, Konami, Microsoft, MontaVista Software, Nokia, Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom, Square Enix, Symbian Limited, Tao Group and Texas Instruments will aim to streamline the process of developing and delivering games for a range of mobile environments, resulting in reduced platform fragmentation, lowered development costs, and a richer gaming experience for the consumer.

viernes, febrero 10, 2006

Mobile gaming gets big
If 2005 was the year that mobile gaming went 3D and broadband, 2006 will be the year that mobile gaming gets big. Not in terms of the size of the cell phone screen, of course. But in terms of game capacity, pricing, audience and the size of at least one publisher entering the market.
From Music Videos to Mobile Dating, CTIA WIRELESS 2006 Is the Only Place to Discover the Wireless Lifestyle
If you want to be a part of the progressive developments in the wireless industry, CTIA WIRELESS 2006(R) is where you need to be. The premier event for all things wireless, CTIA WIRELESS 2006 is being held April 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Service providers, including new and existing Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) will be showing off customized content for everyone from sports and movie enthusiasts to eBay shoppers, while cable operators demonstrate new packages that will round out the quadruple play with wireless telephony services and mobile applications such as ringtones, games and wallpaper. Attendees can also expect to see the latest wireless fashion trends and uses for camera phones, as well as new developments in mobile marketing that have propelled creative advertising onto handheld devices.
Namco Launches Two Wireless Games
Namco Networks announced today that two new titles, Ridge Racer 3D and Pole Position II, are now available on mobile phones nationwide.
América Móvil predicts US$3bn in capex for 2006
Latin American mobile giant América Móvil is planning capital expenditure of US$3bn in 2006 compared to some US$3.5bn in 2005, the company's CEO Daniel Hajj told a conference call to discuss fourth quarter 2005 results.

jueves, febrero 09, 2006
STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2006--The leading Polish content provider company MoCoHub, along with Polish mobile operator PTC Era have launched the first mobile multiplayer games service in Poland, based on Terraplay's gaming solution.
Mobile TV and Mobile E-Mail Are Favorite Applications - survey
Downloading music to a mobile handset, accessing and editing e-mails on a mobile handset, watching television or the person at the other end on the display during a phone call - which services will wireless customers be using in the future, and what will they be willing to pay for them? To find the answers, Siemens surveyed over 5,300 mobile communication subscribers in eight countries about innovative wireless applications and their expectations with respect to the content and functionality of these applications.

miércoles, febrero 08, 2006

Insidia announces "Super Seven Soccer"
Insidia s.r.l. is expanding its interests in mobile game market after the success of Strikeout Baseball, sold in 15 countries worldwide, by releasing Super Seven Soccer.
Playman Summer Games 2 takes home the Gold
Playman Summer Games 2, by Mr.Goodliving™, a subsidiary of RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), was recently selected as the best mobile game of 2005 by the Finnish Gaming TV-show, “Tilt,” and as the best mobile sports game by the U.K.-based mobile game reviewing site, Mobile Game Faqs, where it also was one of the runners up for the best overall mobile games of 2005.
Elements Interactive eleases Edge SDK 2.30 adding emulated surfaces and combined color filters
Elements Interactive B.V. releases version 2.30 of its multi-platform mobile game engine Edge. This new version adds support for emulated surfaces and the ability to combine Edge's internal color filters on all supported surfaces and drawing methods.
SEATTLE and EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, February 7 /PRNewswire/ --- Real and Zylom Together Deliver the Most Comprehensive Localized Casual Games Content and Customer Services for European Marketplace SEATTLE and EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, February 7 /PRNewswire/ --
RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), today announced it has acquired Zylom(R) Media Group BV, a premier distributor, developer and publisher of high-quality PC-based casual games throughout Europe, in a transaction valued at up to US$21 million or euro 17.2 million. Real is the leading provider in the U.S. of downloadable PC casual games, and with this acquisition Real now becomes the leading provider of downloadable PC casual games in Europe.
Mauj Telecom creates mobile content for Valentine's Day
MUMBAI: Mauj Telecom is celebrating the season of love by bringing six mobile games based on some of the most celebrated love stories. These games include all time classics like Heer Ranjha, Laila Majnu, Salim Anarkali, Romeo Juliet, Rapunzel and Sassi Punnu.
Panama Mobile sector grows 26% in 2005
Panama ended 2005 with 1,588,200 mobile telephony clients, up 26% from 1,259,948 in 2004, Costa Rican daily Capital Financiero reported, citing statistics from Panama's telecoms regulator ERSP.

lunes, febrero 06, 2006

Handmark® Renews Exclusive Distribution Agreement with JAMDAT Mobile for Tetris®
KANSAS CITY, MO — Handmark®, a global leader in mobile media, today announced that it has entered a three year exclusive agreement with global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: JMDT) under which Handmark will continue to publish and distribute Tetris® for handhelds and smartphones running on the Palm OS®, Windows Mobile™ and BlackBerry™ operating systems. Handmark has been the exclusive licensee for Tetris for Palm OS and Windows Mobile since 2000.
New High Performance Java Capabilities From Esmertec Now Available on TTPCom AJAR
DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, , Switzerland and Cambridge, UK - Esmertec™ (SWX: ESMN), a leading provider of software solutions for mobile phones and embedded devices, and TTPCom Limited ("TTPCom") announce today the availability of Esmertec's Jbed™ Advanced software on the TTPCom AJAR Platform, the application suite for mobile handsets. The pre-integration of this Java™ technology in AJAR will enable handset manufacturers to deploy high performance Java applications rapidly and cost effectively in mass market handsets. Developers will also benefit from AJAR's rapid user interface (UI) reskinning capabilities that now extend to Java applications.
Brightstar 2005 revenues boosted by Motorola sales, Brazil launch
Entry into the Brazilian market, a partnership with Motorola and renewed agreements in Latin America were behind the US$2.2bn record revenues regional wireless equipment distributor Brightstar posted for 2005, the company's global marketing and public relations VP Sally Lange told BNamericas.

domingo, febrero 05, 2006

Interview with Jonathan Kromrey, Producer I-play
I-play would like to share with you some of the inner workings behind the development of this genre-busting title, due to launch in time for start of the 5 th season.
Jabler was the biggest provider of games to Orange Poland in 2005
Mobile Entertainment Europe (mee), which owns the gaming portal was recognized as the number one game provider to Orange World in Poland in 2005. mee advanced from the number two spot thanks to a solid strategy of providing only high quality branded games.
Telcogames & Codemasters bring Retro Classic to Mobile
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it Santa Claus with some kind of weird helmet on? No, it's retired superhero Captain Dynamo. He's back in action and heading for a Smartphone near you, thanks to mobile games publisher Telcogames and Codemasters Mobile.
Causualty Europe Conference
The Casual Games Association, a professional industry gathering of casual game professionals in development, publishing and distribution today announced the exciting progress of the Casuality Europe Conference to be held on the 7th,8th and 9th of February in Central Amsterdam.
Distinctive Get The Double 3D Pool & Sequel Reach the UK Mobile Game Charts Top 10
February 2nd. Distinctive Developments is celebrating this week with with two of the company's original games titles in the UK mobile games top 10.

viernes, febrero 03, 2006

Taking Tetris Online
The name Henk Rogers may not be instantly familiar to most, but a combination of strategic moves and good fortune has put Rogers in a great position. Last April Rogers sold his Blue Lava Wireless mobile games company to leading mobile games publisher Jamdat for $137 million ($68.5 million of which was cash). When Electronic Arts recently announced its acquisition of Jamdat, Rogers must have jumped out of his seat, as that deal netted him another $108 million for his stock in Jamdat.
Heisman Trophy Winner Matt Leinart Joins THQ Wireless, Sprint, the NFL and PLAYERS INC to Launch Sweepstakes for Chance to Win a Trip to the 2006 NFL Draft
AGOURA HILLS, Calif, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- At a press conference today at
Super Bowl XL in Detroit, MI, 2004 Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart
announced that one lucky Sprint customer will have the opportunity to meet him in person at the 2006 NFL Draft in New York City by participating in the "Sprint to the Draft" Sweepstakes from THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI), the NFL, PLAYERS INC and Sprint.
Indec: Mobile base grows 74.2% yoy
Mobile operators in Argentina closed December 2005 with 22.1 million lines in service, up 74.2%, or 8.6 million lines, compared to the end of 2004, according to statistics bureau Indec.
Modest Growth in Mobile Infrastructure - report
In a newly released report, Dell'Oro Group forecasts that the mobility infrastructure equipment market will grow 3% in 2006 to US$41.8 billion, and that the market will continue to grow in the low single-digits through 2010. Subscriber growth should continue to fuel infrastructure investments in developing regions through 2010.
Flash Alternative Shipped in 60 Million Handsets
Sweden's Ikivo has announced that their "Flash-Alternative" Mobile SVG client has been shipped in more than 60 Million handsets worldwide and estimates that more than 95 million handsets with Mobile SVG have been shipped globally. Flash is the vector graphics standard that dominates on the internet - and has been ported to mobile phones.

jueves, febrero 02, 2006

New Superscape Mobile Games Titles Roll Out on Alltel
HOOK, England, February 2 -- Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS), the world's leading publisher of 3D mobile games, announces that two of its new titles have been selected by Alltel for download by their customers. The two titles (both licensed by Global Wireless Entertainment, Inc) are Muhammad Ali Boxing and Andretti Racing. They will be available to Alltel's customers as both 2D and 3D versions.
Summus Launches, a Mobile Lifestyle Portal for the Youth Market
RALEIGH, N.C.--Jan. 31, 2006--Summus, Inc. (OTCBB: SMMU), a leading provider of premium mobile media content, products and services, today announced the debut of, a mobile lifestyle portal that lets consumers buy, own and keep their mobile content beyond the life of their cell phones. The Company also announced the changing of its name to Oasys Mobile, Inc., to reflect its increased focus on the distribution of wireless content and services directly to the youth market. The Company adopted the name Oasys Mobile for its strong brand appeal and ability to resonate with youth-oriented consumers of the mobile industry.
Playman Summer Games 2 Takes Home the Gold
Playman Summer Games 2, by Mr.Goodliving™, a subsidiary of RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), was recently selected as the best mobile game of 2005 by the Finnish Gaming TV-show, "Tilt," and as the best mobile sports game by the U.K.-based mobile game reviewing site, Mobile Game Faqs (, where it also was one of the runners up for the best overall mobile games of 2005.
NTT DoCoMo Develops Prototype 3G HSDPA Handsets
ASIA Japan : NTT DoCoMo announced three prototype high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) handsets developed with Fujitsu, Motorola and NEC, respectively. DoCoMo aims to start HSDPA services sometime between July and September 2006.

miércoles, febrero 01, 2006

Top ten in mobile phone sales in Telia stores in January
The Nokia 5140i captured first place in the first top ten list of 2006, while the No. 1 phone on the December list last year, the Samsung SGH-X640, slipped down to sixth place. Two newcomers have entered the January list since December - the Sony Ericsson J300i and the Nokia 6101.
IDC: 2005 mobile sales top 105 million units
Sales of mobile devices in Latin America are expected to have reached record levels in 2005, with shipments growing beyond 105 million units, a 33.7% increase from 2004, according to a new study from tech consultancy IDC.