domingo, abril 30, 2006

InfoSpace announces "Marble Galaxy"
Marble Galaxy, a new puzzle game created specifically for mobile phone handsets, is due to be released this month by InfoSpace. The game combines the ease and simplicity of marbles, with the accuracy and precision of pool.
Xing Mobile releases "Amsterdam Street Racer"
Dutch developer and publisher of mobile content Xing Mobile announces the release of "Amsterdam Street Racer", a frantic top down racing game for the most common handsets currently available. You race through the mean streets of the Dutch capital and try to avoid crashing your ride in the process. Multiple opponents will try to beat you for the best time of the day and spoil your attempts at obtaining eternal glory and the admiration of the inhabitants of the famous red light district.
FISHLABS announces Burning Tires™ 3D
FISHLABS, a leading developer of premium 3D mobile games, announces the release of Burning Tires™ 3D, an exceptional 3D fun racing game for a broad range of Java handsets. Burning Tires™ 3D offers exciting 3D racing action in the most extreme and dangerous places on earth. For their break-neck car races the competitors meet in the icy plains of the Antarctica, on boiling volcanoes and in the dustiest deserts. In tournaments with 7 fun racers, players compete against the most aggressive computer opponents or their friends in Bluetooth multiplayer mode.
Hudson Entertainment brings back "Bonk"
Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for Hudson Soft, announced that their hit video game franchise, Bonk, is coming to mobile phones for the first time. “Bonk’s Return,” a platform game starring the classic caveman, is planned for release to the North American market in the summer of 2006, for both Brew and Java platforms.
InAphone Group signs Worldwide Mobile Content Deal with IFSA Strong Man
InAphone Group, a leader in developing and publishing mobile content, announces unique IFSA Strong Man Mobile Content.
Paradox signs deal with India's legendary Football Player Baichung Bhutia
Paradox- Studios, India's Premium Mobile Gaming Company, has signed a deal with India's legendary Football Player Baichung Bhutia. Today, Bhutia is the only Indian footballer to have played professional club soccer in England. He has spent three seasons with second division club F.C. Bury besides a short stint with Malaysia's Perek and MK Land. Currently playing for the renowned East Bengal Club, the striker has scored over 200 goals in his professional career. Often dubbed as 'Maradona of Indian Football'.

sábado, abril 29, 2006

Alten8 games go mobile
Alten8 has announced that Opals Quest, Eternity's Child and the replacement for Office Massacre - the reworked Office Zombies - are now live on various mobile phone networks across the globe.
Cary company to expand games
(News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC) (KRT) Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) Apr. 28--CARY -- IEntertainment Network, an online game developer, has started a division that will publish multiplayer games for mobile phones.

jueves, abril 27, 2006

Game on: discussing the future of mobile gaming
Sony Ericsson Developer World is joining the debate on the future of mobile gaming at the Next Generation and Mobile Games Forum in Los Angeles, USA on May 11, 2006.
Answers to the Mobile Java 3D treasure hunt
April's Mobile Java 3D treasure hunt is over and now it's time to reveal the answers to the five game development questions. Ten W900 Walkman® phones with hardware accelerated 3D graphics were up for grabs as prizes.
Quad-band clamshell phone with Push-to-talk and Mobile Java 3D gaming
The Sony Ericsson Z525 is a quad-band, clamshell phone for the US market and is a Push-to-talk upgrade of the popular Z520. This Bluetooth™-enabled phone features a VGA camera for still or video images, caller-ID using perimeter flashing lights combined with music, media player (MP3/AAC support) and Internet browsing. Push-to-talk allows end-users to instantly communicate over a packet-switched network in a similar manner to two-way radios.
New W700 Walkman® tri-band phone with 3D gaming
On April 4, 2006 Sony Ericsson announced the eighth member of the Walkman® family of music mobile phones, the W700, which builds on the legacy of the first Walkman® phone, the W800.

miércoles, abril 26, 2006

Telcogames presents "Flexis"
Telcogames is proud to present Flexis, the advanced "3-in-a-row" game with revolutionary game play and interactivity based on real dynamics.
Faces of Mars release "The Cave Age 2"
Faces of Mars release The Cave Age 2, their new jurrasic Jump-and-Run-Game.
Tendbeyond releases "Leon&Diamond"
“Leon & Diamond” is a frog game for a quick break to tease your brain.
Enigma Games releases the classic game Jacks for mobile phone
Enigma Games Inc, a developer of video games for PC and mobile devices, announced that they have released Jacks for mobile phone and Blackberry. Jacks is a timeless classic that is being played in the playgrounds even today.
Toyota Breaks Yaris Campaign with 'Mobisodes,' Gaming Strategy
Toyota Motor Sales on Monday launched its youth-oriented economy car Yaris with an integrated campaign from Publicis Groupe's Saatchi & Saatchi, including 10-second "mobisodes" - video episodes on mobile devices - and interactive banner ad games, reports AdWeek. The games allow players to duel, using Yaris models. The mobisodes feature cartoonish Yaris fights and Matrix-like sets. The traditional commercials and the seven original-content mobisodes lead up to a two-minute grand finale, all created through Saatchi by London-based digital media boutique Tokyo Plastic.
Shiny Review: Astraware Mobile Games
A lovely lady at Astraware spotted my review for my new baby, the MDA Vario, and kindly decided to let me have some games to try out on it.
Two Tribes Announces the Row of Its New Mobile Games
Two Tribes, the Dutch game developer behind Worms World Party for the Nokia N-Gage and Capcom's Toki Tori, announces that it is currently working with SEGA Mobile, Blaze and Hudson Entertainment on the creation of three brand new mobile titles: Monkeyball Minigolf, Golf Pro Contest 2 and Bonk's Return. These games will be available during the course of 2006 for a wide range of mobile phones.
New Take to 3G Mobile Game Service
US : HELIO LLC announced details about its mobile game service, including a custom-built mobile portal designed to maximize the 3G gaming experience. Staying true to its mission of expanding communication beyond traditional voice and text, Helio has created a game service that features an exceptional library of 2D, 3D and multiplayer games that take full advantage of its high-end multimedia launch devices -- the Hero and Kickflip(TM) -- and connects Helio members not only to games but to each other.
New Nokia N72 EDGE/GSM Phone
Europe : Nokia revealed the Nokia N72, a sleek and stylish new addition to the Nokia Nseries range. In pearl pink or gloss black, this compact package has high-perfomance multimedia at its core, wrapped in a beautiful design. The Nokia N72 offers the benefits of versatile photography, entertainment and personal productivity to people who value style as much as high performance. A powerful yet stylish multimedia device, the Nokia N72 is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera and integrated digital music player, with dedicated capture and music player keys, an integrated browser, FM radio and support for Visual Radio.
New Nokia 3G N93 Mobile Phone
Europe : Nokia introduced the Nokia N93, the ultimate mobile device for spontaneous video recording. Offering uncompromised digital camcorder, telephony and rich Internet communication functionalities, the Nokia N93 features a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, DVD-like video capture and 3x optical zoom. You can connect the Nokia N93 directly to your TV for a widescreen movie experience or upload your images and video to online albums or blogs. Moreover, you can create high-quality home movies and burn them to DVD with the included Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software.
New Nokia N73 3G Mobile Phone
Europe : Nokia unveiled the latest addition to the Nokia Nseries family, the Nokia N73, a stunning multimedia computer in a compact and savvy exterior with exquisite photography features and integrated stereo speakers with 3D sound for optimized audio pleasure. In addition to a large 2.4 inch display, the Nokia N73 includes a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and support for Internet communities like Flickr - a package ready to challenge any digital camera.
Samsung SGH-Z540V 3G Phone Review
Samsung's latest 3G handset - the SGH-Z540V - landed in the shops recently. Of course, it is alongside some fine 3G handsets like the BenQ-Siemens EF81 and the Motorola RAZR V3x. Does it stand up to be counted ? We try out the Vodaphone model on the catwalk.
Hands-On Mobile Launches New Superhero Game in Its Leading Marvel Mobile Product Line
SAN FRANCISCO-- April 26, 2006 -- Hands-On Mobile (formerly MFORMA), a leading global publisher of mobile lifestyle, games and personalization products, announced today that The Incredible Hulk(TM): Rampage, a new mobile game based on Marvel's iconic comic book character, is now available to mobile users worldwide. The game follows the well-known story of Bruce Banner whose radiation-mutated body morphs into The Incredible Hulk when he gets mad. You'll want to be mad most of the time when you play this game because the smashing and pummeling are so much fun. But you'll need to control yourself and let Bruce Banner help out when finesse is required.

martes, abril 25, 2006

Nintendo to team up with Square Enix for Pokemon Mobile
Pokemon is coming to mobile phone handsets in Japan at last, in the form of an email application with virtual pet functionality which is being created as a collaboration between Nintendo and publisher Square Enix.
Developers Make Use of Movies and Television in Mobile Games
Mobile game developers are clamoring at the gates of Hollywood, hoping to obtain licenses to capitalize on popular movies and television programs in their games.
THQ Announces Its 2006 Nickelodeon Video Game Lineup Based on Top-Rated Kids' TV Shows
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., April 24 -- THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI - News) today announced its 2006 video game lineup based on Nickelodeon's top brands for kids. The announcement follows the success of THQ's Nickelodeon-branded games, which have shipped more than 40 million units worldwide to date. Games based on Nickelodeon's highly rated television series "SpongeBob SquarePants(TM)," "Avatar: The Last Airbender(TM)," "Danny Phantom(TM)" and "Unfabulous," as well as a new installment of Nicktoons, are anticipated to ship across multiple game systems in 2006. THQ is also scheduled to release Barnyard based upon Paramount Pictures'/Nickelodeon Movies' upcoming summer theatrical release.
Miss Reef Mobile Games From Superscape Come to the Cingular Network
Superscape Group has announced that three more of its mobile games, including two of the titles based on the Miss Reef brand (licensed by Global Wireless Entertainment, Inc) are now available for download by customers of the Cingular network.

lunes, abril 24, 2006

Developers Make Use of Movies and Television in Mobile Games
Mobile game developers are clamoring at the gates of Hollywood, hoping to obtain licenses to capitalize on popular movies and television programs in their games.
Developers Make Use of Movies and Television in Mobile Games
Mobile game developers are clamoring at the gates of Hollywood, hoping to obtain licenses to capitalize on popular movies and television programs in their games.
ANALYSIS: Telefónica's investment in Telecom not all it seems
Spain's Telefónica recently announced plans to invest US$670mn in its new property, Colombia Telecomunicaciones (Telecom). But upon closer examination, the investment may not be all that it seems. In fact, technically there may be no foreign financing at all.

domingo, abril 23, 2006

Mobile Alliance releases Arcade Shooter "DND"
Mobile Alliance releases DND – a 2D action game that promises hours of fun.
Mobile Chaos launches world's first universal mobile gaming controller
USA Wireless is taking its popular Mobile Chaos brand into new territory with the introduction of M-PLAY, the world's first universal controller for mobile phone gaming. The M-PLAY is being shown to the trade for the first time this week at the 2006 CTIA Show in Las Vegas. M-PLAY features many improvements on existing controllers currently on the market, but its biggest advantage is the universally compatible technology that enables usage with most cell phone models.
Impossible s.r.o. proudly presents "Sonya Winter Sports"
Impossible s.r.o. proudly presents Sonya Winter Sports.
Worms are back on your mobile - Bigger, Badder, Better!
New version of Worms from THQ Wireless for mobile phones.
Alten8 to release range of One Button Phone Games
Alten8 is pleased to announce it has exclusive world-wide publication rights on the new one button phone game range by the developer group Mayhem Project.

sábado, abril 22, 2006

10tacle set up mobile games studio
10tacle Studios have established a mobile division - 10tacle Studios Mobile - to use the company's own brands on portable video game systems.
Mobile games industry is churning customers - Digital Chocolate VP
The growth of the mobile games industry has been stalled by a widespread failure to invest in customer satisfaction, Digital Chocolate marketing VP Jason Spero has told in an exclusive interview.
Mobile games extend to primetime
Mobile game makers are flocking to Hollywood to grab the rights to television brands. They are even timing releases to get the most out of the license, with new games tied to "The Sopranos" and "24" coming out as new seasons begin.
Games maker goes to core
With time to kill waiting for that plane, train or automobile, heck, even stuck in a waiting room, more people are playing cellphone games. Next time you do, think about London's Big Blue Bubble Inc.

viernes, abril 21, 2006

Faces Of Mars release "Jewel Blaster"
Faces Of Mars release Jewel Blaster the cellular version of the well-known pc-game.
Ronnie O'sullivan Snooker Game now available cross Network
Player One Limited, a leading global publisher of games and content for mobile phones, is delighted to announce that Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker has gone live across all five major UK network operators ahead of the World Snooker Championships. Already live on T-Mobile and Orange, Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker was launched on Vodafone on 13th April, O2 on 14th April and 3 on 27th April.
Mobile games industry is churning customers - Digital Chocolate VP
The growth of the mobile games industry has been stalled by a widespread failure to invest in customer satisfaction, Digital Chocolate marketing VP Jason Spero has told in an exclusive interview.
China Mobile 1Q Net Profit CNY14.36 Billion Vs CNY11.25 Billion
HONG KONG -(Dow Jones)- China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. said Thursday its first-quarter net profit rose 28% as its subscriber base continued to grow rapidly.
Comtech Providing Designs for Vodafone 3G Handsets
China's Comtech has announced its first major design win from Huawei for customized 3G cell phone modules. Comtech will provide customized module designs for use in Huawei's new Vodafone-branded 3G phone. It is anticipated that Huawei will commence manufacturing of these phones with shipments to Vodafone expected during the second half of this year. This new design win with Huawei is significant as it now allows the Company to establish a presence in the 3G marketplace and capitalize on Huawei's strategic product expansion into handsets.
Global Mobile Phone Shipments Will Reach 1 Billion Units in 2006
Global mobile phone shipments grew an impressive 31 percent year-over-year, to reach 229 million units during Q1 2006, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics. Following this strong performance, Strategy Analytics has upgraded its global mobile phone shipment forecast to 1 billion units for the full-year 2006.
Mobile Handsets Generated $117 Billion in Revenue in 2005
Worldwide, mobile wireless handsets generated over US$117 billion in revenue in 2005, says a report released by Telecom Trends International,. The report says the 2005 revenue represented an increase of 14.9% over the revenue generated in 2004, and is the highest revenue ever recorded in a single year.
Nokia N80 3G Phone Review
The Nokia Nseries has become the mobile phone early adopter’s Holy Grail. But the latest N80 smartphone looks to have upped the ante and raised the multimedia fervour to new heights. takes this multimedia dream machine for a spin.
Beijing Takes Measures Against Pirated Mobile Phone Games
The Beijing Municipal Copyright Department, Beijing Municipal Intellectual Property Rights Department, Shijingshan District Government and more than 80 mobile phone game developers are working together to eliminate mobile phone game piracy.

jueves, abril 20, 2006

DoCoMo Suspends 'P702i' Handset Sales Over Defect
TOKYO -(Dow Jones)- NTT DoCoMo said Wednesday it has suspended the sale of "P702i" handsets for its "FOMA" third-generation mobile phone service as some fail to turn on once they are switched off, Kyodo News reported.
Mobile users up 14.4% in Q1
The number of mobile users in Colombia grew 14.4% in the first quarter of 2006, reaching 25 million of the country's 44 million inhabitants, the country's communications ministry said in a statement.

miércoles, abril 19, 2006

Gameloft Gets Down with Paris Hilton
NEW YORK – Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, is delighted to announce a long term licensing agreement with Paris Hilton Entertainment Inc. to develop, publish and distribute mobile games based on heiress and pop culture icon, Paris Hilton.
InfoSpace Announces Marbleous New Mobile Game
April 19. Marble Galaxy, a new puzzle game created specifically for mobile phone handsets, is due to be released this month by InfoSpace. The game combines the ease and simplicity of marbles, with the accuracy and precision of pool.
Fitec expects 106 million mobile users by year-end
Brazil could boast 106 million mobile users by year-end and 170 million by 2010, according to local technology research company Fitec president José Luís de Souza.
Colombia's Mobile Phone Lines Rose To 25 Million In 1Q
BOGOTA -(Dow Jones)- The number of mobile telephone lines in Colombia in the first quarter rose to 25 million, 14% more than in December, President Alvaro Uribe's press office said late Monday in a statement.
Report: Mobile market to import 10 million handsets
The Argentine mobile market is expected to import 10 million mobile handsets this year, down from the 12 million imported in 2005, local newspaper Infobae reported.
Games & Mobile Forum 2006
Why is it important to stay on top of gaming and mobile trends? The in-game advertising market is expected to reach $732 million by 2010. 89 percent of major brands will use text and multimedia messaging to reach their audiences by 2008. Both spaces are filled with young, tech-savvy audiences who are eager to hear your message.
Are these the most casual mobile games yet?
The mobile world is full of so-called 'casual' games, from Real Arcade's superb Playman sports games to the 'one-thumb' action of I-play's Skipping Stone.
Miss Reef Mobile Games From Superscape Come to the Cingular Network
SAN CLEMENTE, California, April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE:SPS - News) announces that three more of its mobile games, including two of the titles based on the Miss Reef brand (licensed by Global Wireless Entertainment, Inc) are now available for download by customers of the Cingular network.

martes, abril 18, 2006

Paul Tracy Kary finally for cellular phone
Faces Of Mars release Paul Tracy Kart
OrangePixel and Asia First Group sign publishing deal
OrangePixel and Asia First Group (AFG) sign a deal to publish BlackMetal and Dynamo Kid onto chinese operators portals.
QubicGames releases "3D Rally"
QubicGames , a developing studio from Poland, is proud to announce the launch of its latest 3D game titled 3D Rally.
Workshop on the future of mobile games
The organizers are the Nordic Playgorund project togheter with the Swedish Government Strategy Group on IT Policy. During two days participants of the workshop will get the chance to discuss and visualise new concepts of mobile gaming and interaction together with mobile games developers, publishers and distributors, game researchers and people from the culture and art community.
IECOM develops mobile game for the German Federal Environmental Agency
The German Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt) has assigned the development of a mobile game to IECOM: the game's theme is “Energy saving”.
Mobile video games finding wider audience as cell users look for entertainment during short periods of downtime
Aki Lyon killed time at the Fashion Valley trolley stop by tapping on his cell phone keypad with his thumbs, working his way through the game Sudoku on the phone's screen.

lunes, abril 17, 2006

Lawsuit Over Adult Mobile Content Contracts
Giant Mobile, a Santa Monica-based producer of wireless content for mobile phones, says that it has filed multiple claims against LFP, publisher of such adult magazines as Hustler, Barely Legal, Taboo and Asian Fever, for breach of contract and interference with contractual relations arising out of a licensing agreement entered into in June 2003. According to lawsuit, LFP reneged on its two-year-old agreement with Giant in order to cut a better deal with another company.
Vivo to outsource 142 stores in São Paulo
Brazil's largest mobile operator Vivo is outsourcing 142 stores in São Paulo, reported local financial newspaper Valor Econômico.
Samsung unit aims for 25% share of handset market
Korean hardware manufacturer Samsung expects its share in Chile's mobile handset market to reach 25% this year compared to 17% in 2005, Samsung Chile's commercial director Rodrigo Herrera told BNamericas.
78 Million 3G Customers for China by 2008 - report
China's Analysys International says that 440,000 users will be using 3G mobile terminals by the end of 2006 and by the year 2008, over 78 million users will be using 3G mobile terminals in China. According to a report recently released by Analysys International, 3G mobile telecommunication licenses will be issued in China in the second half of this year, when operators will begin 3G networks construction and purchase of 3G terminals. 3G mobile communication services will be provided in China in the first half of 2007. Mature 3G commercial applications will occur in the second half of 2007.
Robotube Games’ Mobile Games Go Direct to Consumer
New Haven, CT April 17, 2006 -- Robotube Games today announced the launch of its new direct-to-consumer portal for download of its mobile games.

sábado, abril 15, 2006

Tendbeyond releases "Xsnake"
The X-snake is an arcade game in which you control a snake that runs in circles. You can turn the snake up, down, left or right, and change the radius of the circle. There's no Avoiding bumping into a wall or into yourself, your only task is to get the aim score. The jewel is on the game field, catch it before another snake get it. It's indeed an addictive game, especially through your Blueteeth with your friend.
Mobile Amusements release "Kakuro World Cup"
Portsmouth UK based Mobile Amusements in conjunction with Overloaded and Mobile Games Top 10 are pleased to announce the release of Kakuro World Cup, a world cup soccer themed version of the next generation but more mathematical than SuDoku type puzzle, Kakuro! Kakuro - The next level in mind bending puzzle solving for your mobile.
Enigma Games signs publishing deal with Asia First Group
Enigma Games Inc, an independent developer of games for mobile phones, announced that its games are now available to the Asian market through Asia First Group, Inc. (AFG), thanks to a publishing agreement between the two companies.
Touchlink Mobile Presents Fatman Adventures – The new logical Arcade Game
Touchlink Mobile in cooperation with RT-Mobile presents FatMan Adventures, the new logical arcade game, which is based upon the famous PC series of FatMan games. Touchlink Mobile holds the exclusive rights for worldwide distribution of this game.
Exit Games powers ahead with Next Generation Mobile Gaming based on Intel® Building Blocks
Exit Games, a leading global provider of connected mobile entertainment software and related services for game developers and publishers announced that the company has aligned its software with Intel ® building blocks to provide advanced mobile multiplayer gaming functionality.
DS Effects releases "Virtual Sophie"
DS Effects releases Virtual Sophie, your new virtual girlfriend
Mobile phone games – certain issues in market dynamics
The market for mobile games or mobile Java games is in an upbeat mood, responding to the demand for downloadable mobile phone games from across the globe. With each passing day, mobile users are becoming “addicted” to different types of mobile Java games and other forms of mobile content such as true ringtones, mp3 ringtones and polyphonic ringtones. Gaming enthusiasts want to download the best and the most enthralling mobile phone games and spend a few moments of leisure, playing the same in their handsets.
PC heavyweight shoots six new games onto mobile
Warmongering mobile games fans have plenty to look forward to this summer, with the announcement that action title Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre, flight sim Red Baron and real time strategy classic Empire Earth are all set to make the leap from PC and console to your phone.
Game for movies?
Did you check out Rang De Basanti (RDB) and Home Delivery in the last few months. Well, in case you loved RDB and would have liked to be part of the action in the film, here's your chance to be connected to the film and pay a small price for it. After a limited edition cola bottle, the filmmakers have introduced multiple, two-three level games of the films.

viernes, abril 14, 2006

Huawei expects local 2006 sales to double
Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei expects its Colombian revenues to double in 2006 to US$120mn, local daily Portafolio reported. After six years in the region, Huawei's Colombia sales are topped only by its business in Brazil, company president Wang Tao was quoted as saying.
Vivendi Universal Games Mobile To Publish Wireless Games For QUALCOMM's Brew Solution - Quick Facts
(RTTNews) - Vivendi Universal Games Mobile (V | charts | news | PowerRating) revealed an agreement signed with QUALCOMM Inc. to become a publisher of wireless games developed for QUALCOMM's BREW solution. The company also noted that it would develop a variety of its well-known titles for brew.
Trio of 3D Games now Available Throughout North America
LOS ANGELES, CALIF--APRIL 12, 2006--Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that the company has debuted three brand-new, highly addictive 3D mobile games. Balz 3D, Push-It, and Cubic are now available across several North American carriers and portals.
Telefónica rules out further acquisitions after Telecom
Spain's Telefónica has ruled out further acquisitions in Colombia after its purchase of 50% plus one share of Colombia Telecomunicaciones (Telecom), Spanish daily Cinco Días reported.
Brothers in Arms 3D
April 13, 2006 - If you are looking for the premiere console-style action game for your mobile phone, look no further. Gameloft's Brothers in Arms 3D is the bridge between traditional video games and mobile games -- two worlds that many believe never could (or should) meet. But here it is, a fully polygonal shooter that delivers intense action married with slickly produced atmosphere. If you have a handset capable of playing 3D games and have wanted to test your thumbs at something different than the casual games that currently dominate the mobile scene -- and rightfully so -- then this game absolutely deserves to be your next download.

miércoles, abril 12, 2006

Sagem my800X 3G Phone
Europe : SAGEM Communication unveils the my800X, a 3G mobile phone that completes its multimedia range. Stylish and packed with features, this mobile is an outstanding example of cutting-edge technology. The Sagem my800X will be available from June 2006.
Fortuna Announces Its Next Generation of Mobile Poker for Players on Blackberry Technology
LONDON, April 11 -- Fortuna Gaming Corp., (OTC Bulletin Board: FGAM.OB - News), ("the Company"), through its subsidiary Fortuna Gaming (UK) Limited ("Fortuna") is pleased to announce the next generation of its mobile poker: "Mobile Gold." "Mobile Gold is a new 10 hand version of our Texas Hold'em product that is available to players around the globe on the new Blackberry 8700 series," says Doug Waugh, President of the Company. "We are committed to providing our shareholders and players maximum value and with the success of the Motorola Razr and we felt it was time to broaden our player base."

martes, abril 11, 2006

Networking: Gamers get Satisfaction
CHICAGO (UPI) -- Special agent Ethan Hunt -- a.k.a. Tom Cruise -- suddenly appears on your mobile phone's color screen. You're being recruited to be a non-official cover intelligence asset. As Hollywood prepares to premiere the third installment in the "Mission: Impossible" film franchise, Paramount Pictures, and producers Cruise and Paula Wagner, are working with a mobile-gaming company to bring the action right to your "third screen." Is it any wonder, experts are telling United Press International's Networking column, that, with interactive games like this, consumers are today very satisfied with the level of performance of their mobile networks?
Survey Suggests Majority Satisfied With Mobile Games
Mobile game publisher I-play has released details of research findings commissioned by the firm, which suggest that 79 percent of mobile gamers are either satisfied or very satisfied with the mobile games they play.
2D and 3D Superscape Mobile Games on the Alltel Network
SAN CLEMENTE, California, April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE:SPS - News), the world's leading publisher of 3D mobile games, announces that four more of its titles have been selected by Alltel for download by their customers.

lunes, abril 10, 2006

Sony Ericsson K800i Cyber-Shot 3G Phone
Europe UK : The Sony Ericsson K800i is coming to the O2 and Vodafone 3G networks in the coming weeks. It can be pre-ordered now.
Gameloft to Bring Open Season to Mobile Phones
Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, announced today an agreement with Sony Pictures Digital to develop, publish and distribute mobile games based on OPEN SEASON the first CG animated feature from Sony Pictures Animation.
MFORMA Changes Name to Hands-On Mobile, Unveils New Products
MFORMA Group Inc., a publisher of mobile lifestyle, games and personalization products, has changed its name to Hands-On Mobile. "The decision to change our name reflects the fact that we have become the definitive mobile-entertainment media company worldwide," said Hands-On Mobile's President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Sacks. "Consumers want entertaining, enriching and empowering content at their fingertips, a truly 'hands-on' entertainment experience."
Unveil New Character Mobile Game
MOffY Limited today announces a new series of mobile games featured with renowned Sanrio characters including Hello Kitty, Bad Badtz Maru (XO) etc.

domingo, abril 09, 2006

John McCririck launches Player One Video on Mobile
Player One Limited, leading global publisher of games and content for mobile phones, is delighted to announce that they have saddled up with eccentric racing pundit John McCririck to offer mobile phone users inside tips for every race at the forthcoming Grand National Festival.
Glu’s Ancient Empires II Wins Mobie Award for Best Strategy Game of 2005
Glu Mobile, a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, announced that Ancient Empires II has won the Mobie for Best Strategy Game for 2005 at the Third Annual Mobile Entertainment Awards presented by CNET Networks Games & Entertainment Held at CTIA WIRELESS 2006. The Mobile Entertainment Awards, better known as the Mobies, recognize excellence in mobile entertainment innovation, design, and technical achievement. Other Glu games recognized by the awards panel were Zuma as runner-up for Best Puzzle Game of 2005, and Marc Ecko’s Getting Up as runner-up for Best Action Game of 2005.
Glu Mobile announces two "World Series of Poker" Mobile Products
Glu Mobile, a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, announced plans to capture and deliver the World Series of Poker® experience to the mobile phone by creating and publishing World Series of Poker Texas Hold'em and World Series of Poker Player Advisor. These are the first two products in the World Series of Poker mobile portfolio based on a multi-year, worldwide alliance between Glu and Harrah's License Company, LLC, an affiliate of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET).
Glu Mobile acquires UK-Based Mobile Entertainment Publisher iFone
Glu Mobile, a leading developer and global publisher of mobile entertainment, announced the acquisition of iFone, a leading global wireless entertainment publisher based in Manchester, UK. The acquisition of iFone strengthens Glu’s position as one of the premier worldwide publishers of mobile games and reinforces Glu’s marketing and sales capabilities throughout Europe.
Xing Mobile releases "Super Futsal 2006"
Xing Mobile's range of mobile phone sports games has just found a new addition. Super Futsal 2006 enables you to play 5-a-side indoor soccer against fast learning AI players. You have to mix up your tactical skills with some fast street soccer techniques as otherwise you're done for before you can say "goal"!
"Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death" releases
Nokia, Games Workshop and THQ Wireless, a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), announced that they have shipped Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death. N-Gage gamers can now choose their identities and become either Ork, Eldar, Space Marine or Chaos Space Marine as they battle for supremacy of the universe.
Player One serves up Ace' Davis Cup Tennis Game
Player One Limited, leading global publisher of games and content for mobile phones, is delighted to announce the release of its latest smashing game - Davis Cup Tennis.
Indiagames releases Kid Capri Mobile Game
City native, Kid Capri was the first hip-hop DJ to produce ringtones. His mobile/wireless device offerings also include wall paper, Party Alertz and coming soon, his mobile game, entitled "Kid Capri's Hip-Hop 101". He has had endorsement deals with Sprite and Budweiser and has worked with Martha Stewart, "Diddy", LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Lil' Kim, Mase, Jay-Z and Usher, just to name a few. Fans can check out Kid Capri's mixes 24 hours a day, seven days a week on AOL Radio. Look for Kid Capri's new record label, NO KID'N RECORDS, to launch his first Hip-Hop artist, Budda in 2006. For more information, go to
New from Xing Mobile: Piggy Banker and Street Cat Trouble
Xing Mobile is proud to announce the release of 2 brand new mobile games. The first, Piggy Banker, is based on the popular PC title of the same name published by Xing Interactive. Completely in line with previous conversions from Xing's PC titles like Nibbles the Snake, Maze Man Mania, Pentrix and Dweebs Piggy Banker is actually quite close to the original in terms of gameplay. Shoot coins at other coins to match pairs and remove them from the playing area. Street Cat Trouble is debuting on mobile before the PC version is completed. It delivers frantic "cross-the-street-and-avoid-being-run-over" action for all fans of this classic game concept.
Elements Interactive Releases Edge SDK 2.50 Adding Support for GP2X and Symbian 8
Elements Interactive B.V. releases version 2.50 of its multi-platform mobile game engine Edge. This new version adds support for the GamePark Holdings GP2X console and native support for Symbian 8.0 and 8.1.
Nephin Games Partners with Vimio to Distribute WKN Kickboxing Over Mobile Devices; WKN Kickboxing Now Available to Mobile Operators Across the Globe
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- April 7, 2006 -- Nephin Games, a world leading developer of community based mobile games based in Galway, Ireland, today announced a global agreement with Vimio Ltd., a leading provider of media distribution solutions and content to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), to distribute WKN Kickboxing for mobile phones world-wide. WKN will be launched initially in the Middle East with further roll-outs in Asia to follow.
According to Telephia's, new "Deck Monitoring Report," which tracks mobile game titles across 12 different decks for top carriers — Cingular, Verizon, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile — the popularity of various game genres at the top four US carriers shifts quickly in response to consumer preferences.
4th Annual Mobile Game Conference
April 7, 2006—The Game Initiative is producing the fourth annual Mobile Game Conference, from July 13-14, 2006, in Seattle, WA. The conference focuses on design, construction, and potential.
Nay say all you want... the fact remains: It's Game Time for Mobile!
I-play CEO and former Nintendo Europe MD David Gosen (right) outlines the opportunities, challenges and dangerous pitfalls presented by the fast emerging mobile games business. David argues that the mobile phone is a true mass market device, bigger than the PC or any console.

viernes, abril 07, 2006

TIM: Mobile market to hit 100 million users this year
Brazil's second largest mobile operator TIM expects the country's mobile market to surge to 100 million users this year, up from the 86.2 million users reported by industry regulator Anatel at end-2005, local news service Agência Estado reported.
Ad-funded Mobile Entertainment
According to a survey of members conducted by the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF), the mobile entertainment industry is overwhelmingly enthusiastic about introducing advertising as another revenue stream for mobile content, with mobile TV/video deemed the most suitable content for ads.The consultation is the first step in a new MEF initiative on ad-funded mobile entertainment, led by MEF members Alcatel, Fathom Partners and Upsteed.
US giant swoops for city games maker
A MANCHESTER firm which develops games for mobile phones has been snapped up by a bigger American rival. Glu Mobile, of California, has swooped for iFone, a £10m-turnover business based in Castlefield.
Glu Mobile Acquires Leading UK-Based Mobile Entertainment Publisher iFone
San Mateo, Calif. - April 4, 2006 - Glu Mobile, a leading developer and global publisher of mobile entertainment, today announced the acquisition of iFone, a leading global wireless entertainment publisher based in Manchester, UK. The acquisition of iFone strengthens Glu’s position as one of the premier worldwide publishers of mobile games and reinforces Glu’s marketing and sales capabilities throughout Europe.
RealNetworks(R) Announces Hot Mobile Titles and Expands RealArcade(R) Mobile Games Offering
From boardrooms in California to greenrooms in the UK, RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) is keeping thumbs nimble with the addition of two new mobile games to its growing library of mobile titles. Gorillaz Entertainment System (GES), the eagerly-awaited animated game, will be launching on carriers worldwide later this month, while The Apprentice title will be rolling out to U.S. carriers in May and to European carriers later this fall.
QUALCOMM Features Inspire Mobility Zone at CTIA Wireless 2006
LAS VEGAS, CTIA Booth #2047, Hall C4/C5, April 4 / - QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that it will be featuring the Inspire Mobility Zone -- an advanced multimedia demonstration zone -- in its booth at CTIA Wireless 2006, in Las Vegas, April 5-7. The Inspire Mobility Zone is a leading-edge showcase for the innovative services, devices and capabilities increasingly deployed by 3G CDMA operators around the globe.
Colombia fastest growing LatAm GSM market in 2005
Colombia was the fastest growing Latin American market for GSM users last year, rising to third place in terms of total users from its sixth place ranking in 2004, local daily La República reported.
Consolidation continues in the mobile games market
US-based mobile games developer and publisher Glu Mobile has announced its acquisition of Manchester, UK based publisher iFone. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed by the two privately-owned companies, thought to have a joint workforce of around 250. Comment: The iFone acquisition will give Glu far better traction in the UK and Europe, as well as allowing it to launch some of iFone's successful games titles in North America. iFone currently owns the rights to many classic games brands, such as Lemmings and Monopoly, and this complements Glu's portfolio, which favours more up-to-date action-based titles. So, there's nothing particularly surprising here.

miércoles, abril 05, 2006

IFSA Strongman to Launch First Ever Strongman Mobile Phone Game; Entering $42.8 Billion Mobile Content Market; Developed By 8Bit Games, Leading Developer of Mobile Games
LONDON --(Business Wire)-- April 4, 2006 -- IFSA Strongman (OTCBB:ISMN), the exclusive manager of most top strongman athletes, rights and events worldwide, announced today its upcoming launch of the first-ever strongman mobile phone game for the gaming market.
Namco Networks' Pool Pro Online Reaches 3.6 Million Mark; The Top Player Has Now Played More Than 27,000 Games Online
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- April 4, 2006 -- Wireless subscribers have played more than 3.6 million games of Pool Pro Online(TM) from Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and content. Contributing to this impressive statistic, the top record-setting player has played the real-time, head-to-head pool game more than 27,000 times.
Entel PCS aims for 15% growth in 2005
Chilean mobile operator Entel PCS forecasts growth of 15% this year, in line with growth expectations for Chile's mobile industry as a whole, local newspaper El Mercurio quoted Entel PCS general manager Hernán Marió as saying.
Fox TV Content For Mobile Phones
Proteus says that it has significantly expanded distribution into the Latin American wireless market with a broad and exclusive partnership with Fox Latin American Channels. As a part of the deal, Proteus and Fox have launched "MyFox," a new cell phone programming service representing Fox's top assets available for mobile phones. Properties include premium content from Fox, Sci Fox and the animated block No Molestar, in addition to National Geographic and Speed Channel, and Fox's newest channels, FX and Fox Life.
Golden Walkman from Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson is launching a golden flavoured upgrade to its W800 Walkman phone. Available in Titanium Gold the W700 is the 8th Walkman phone from Sony Ericsson. The Walkman music player even works with the phone turned-off - great for use on flights.
Battle for Mobile OS Domination is Over - report
Many people believe that the future battle on the mobile market will be between the mobile operating systems. Especially Microsoft and Symbian are competing to become the future operating system (OS) on the mobile market, but also PalmSource, Linux based OSs and Java based OSs are trying to win market shares. One of the reasons why the competition is so fierce on the OS market is that many in the business have a naive belief that the winner will take it all and the loser will get nothing - just as has happened in the PC world.
América Móvil to acquire Verizon LatAm assets for US$3.7bn
Verizon Communications has agreed to sell its Caribbean and Latin American telecommunications operations, including a stake in Venezuela's Cantv, to Mexican group América Móvil (NYSE: AMX) for US$3.7bn, the company said in a statement.

martes, abril 04, 2006

Breakpoint announces two new mobile games
Breakpoint will be at the CTIA Wireless 2006 event in Las Vegas on the days April 5-7, 2006, and will announce two, brand new, unique products there: Kakuro and SuperMemo Handy.
N80 Nokia 3G Mobile
3G N80 : Awaken all of your senses and experience the world in a brand new way. The Nokia N80 is a quadband GSM 3G device boasting email, personal organizer, MP3 player and 3 megapixel camera.
Mobile Phones Increase Work Productivity - report
The mobile phone sector was responsible for an increase of just under 1% of UK labour productivity, representing a financial boost of almost £9 billion in UK GDP in 2004, revealed a new report commissioned by O2. It also estimates that UK workers can work for around 20 minutes less each day to achieve the same output thanks to the mobile phone. Additionally, over a third of the working population now receive a company mobile phone.
How Americans Use Their Cell Phones - report
The cell phone has become an integral and, for some, essential communications tool that has helped owners gain help in emergencies. Fully 74% of the Americans who own mobile phones say they have used their hand-held device in an emergency and gained valuable help.
Quarter of UK Regularly Download Mobile Content
A quarter of UK mobile phone owners have taken up downloading mobile content such as ringtones, pictures and music according to a survey released by Adamind. The survey, undertaken by Harris Interactive, showed that mobile content is finally reaching a mass market but also highlights some key issues stifling growth. The penetration of mobile content to 25% of the population comes as even more of a surprise given the reasons some people gave for not downloading content.
Doubling of Mobile Handset Shipments by 2012 - report
Mobile handset shipments will more than double over the next seven years, says a new report published by Telecom Trends International. The number of mobile handsets shipped will increase from 815.2 million units in 2005 to just under 1.7 billion million units in 2012, the report says. The report says mobile handset growth will be propelled by both multifunctional devices (convergence) and specialized devices (divergence). UMTS will be that fastest growing technology in terms of shipments, it says.

lunes, abril 03, 2006

GDC Mobile: The Future of Mobile Gaming and its Enemies
EA Mobile Senior VP (and former Jamdat CEO) Mitch Lasky kicked off his keynote at the GDC Mobile segment of Game Developers Conference 2006 with an extended spiel about his history with Jamdat Mobile, the changing fabric of the industry, and what he sees as the biggest obstacles (and avenues) to future growth and maturation.
I-play forms global licensing agreement with iWin to bring top-selling online casual game titles to mobile market
I-play, the mobile entertainment company, today announced a global license agreement with iWin, the San Francisco based developer and publisher of online casual games, whereby I-play will unveil three new epic puzzle games that target the mass market mobile gamer. Following I-play's successful adaptations of iWin's Jewel Quest and Mah Jong Quest, from which Jewel Quest alone delivered over 1 million downloads in less than 12 months, ‘Big Kahuna Reef', ‘Ricochet' and ‘Inca Quest', will be brought to over one billion subscribers through I-play's global distribution network later this year.
MobilityZone Ltd introduces a new exciting Game for Mobile Phones - 2006 World Soccer
MobilityZone Ltd, a mobile phone content provider & developer, announced the release of 2006 World Soccer.
I-play signs Kohnke Communications for North American Public Relations Campaign
I-play, mobile entertainment company, announced it has signed Kohnke Communications, the leading interactive entertainment public relations agency, as the company’s North American public relations agency of record. Moving forward, Kohnke will handle ongoing media relations, and communications initiatives on behalf of the mobile entertainment company in North America.
HeroCraft releases "Mr. Revolver"
HeroCraft, a well-known indie developer of games for mobile phones in cooperation with CyberDream releases Mr. Revolver.
HeroCraft releases "Sweet Invaders"
HeroCraft, a well-known indie developer of games for mobile phones releases Sweet Invaders.
Glu stuck on Ifone
More evidence that it's all go in mobile games – whether you're a gamer or a high-flying industry executive – comes today with reports that leading games companies Glu and Ifone are set to join forces.
Digital Media Wire Raises Industry Bar With Exclusive Two-Day Conference on Advertising, Innovation and Brand Opportunities in Games & Mobile Entertainment
NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/03/2006 -- Digital Media Wire, the industry's leading digital entertainment and media news, event and information provider, today announced the agenda for its 5th annual Games & Mobile Forum (, which will take place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City from Tuesday, April 25 through Wednesday, April 26, 2006.
Mobile Games: Way Beyond Phone Tag
Get your digits in shape: Moblie games are hot and getting hotter. Trip Hawkins was a pioneer of PC gaming as founder of Electronics Arts (ERTS), and of 3-D console gaming with 3DO. Now, as founder and chief executive of startup Digital Chocolate, he's helping to shape the nascent mobile gaming industry.
Glu is Taking The Transformers Mobile
Who is Glu? I asked a couple of my friends what they thought about the news of this company Glu Mobile getting the Transformers license? Both replied, "What is Glu?" You are probably thinking the same thing. Trust me, Transformers fans around the world will want to know what or should I say who Glu Mobile is. had a discussion with Robert Nashak, Chief Creative Officer at Glu Mobile about the Transformers license and what they've got planned for the first-ever mobile Transformers experience.
Mobile Poker Dominates Phone Decks
New information from mobile research company Telephia reveals that poker titles are commanding much of the top deck slots across major U.S. carriers. This data was revealed through Telephia's new Deck Monitoring Report service, which it also announced today.
Mobile TV – coming soon to a mobile phone near you
Europe UK : If you’ve been tracking what’s likely to be coming soon on advanced mobiles in the future, you’ll probably have read about receiving digital TV transmissions on your cellular phone. The media bandwagon started in earnest last summer when a number of cellular carriers around Europe announced they were staging pilot tests of the technology behind mobile TV.
Mobile Subscribers in China to Reach 595.46 Million in 2009
ASIA : According to the recent report by ROA Group, the number of mobile subscribers in China reached 374.45 million as of the end of December in 2005.
Shaun of the Dead Comes To Mobile Phones
Europe UK : Ojom GmbH announced the launch of Shaun of the Dead™ for mobile phones. Based on the hit cult movie of the same name, Shaun of the Dead pits players against an onslaught of zombies and un-dead scum set inside the confines of the Winchester Pub.