jueves, agosto 31, 2006

Reaxion Releases Free Community and Multiplayer Tools for Mobile Game Developers, Passes 180,000 Active Gamarama(R) Community Members
Reaxion Corp., a market leading developer of mobile community tools and applications today announced the availability of its new Gamarama Partner Program. Reaxion's next-generation community platform, Gamarama, provides all the tools developers need to community-enable their applications, including technical documentation, technical support, and promotional on www.gamarama.com. With Gamarama 2.0, developers can add high-score and community functionality to their games, create multiplayer applications, and promote their games to the Gamarama community - already 180,000+ active users strong and doubling every 3 months. In addition, Reaxion's Gamarama Platform takes care of all the hosting and management, freeing developers up to focus on building (not managing) content. Most importantly, for a limited time, developers can get free access to everything they need to get started, with the Gamarama Partner Program.
Sennari Program Allows Anyone To Earn Cash by Offering Free Mobile Game Downloads; Mobile Games Available to Thousands of Web Affiliates
CUPERTINO, Calif. & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2006--Sennari, the world leader in CRM-based applications for mobile phones, announces the immediate availability of its PrizePlay affiliate program that allows any partner web site to earn cash for offering PrizePlay games as free downloads.
Asia-Pacific Mobile Gambling Market as Revenues Soar
Total mobile gambling revenues (involving casinos, lotteries and betting) in the Asia-Pacific region are set to rise from US$966 million in 2006 to US$8.8 billion come 2011, according to the latest industry report by Juniper Research.
New 3G Nokia N80 Internet Edition
Europe : Nokia confirmed a way for internet users to interact with some of the web's favorite services while they are away from their PC's, in a pocketable, easy to use device. Nokia N80 Internet Edition brings together wireless LAN (WLAN), a rubust browser, support for internet calls, a 3-megapixel camera, and quadband GSM WCDMA coverage along with an easy to use WLAN wizard (to make connecting to the internet easy), and a host of other internet services not previously installed together on Nokia devices.

miércoles, agosto 30, 2006

Tetris tops the mobile charts once again
ELSPA has published the mobile games Java download chart for June, revealing that EA's Tetris is still in the number one spot.
CTIA Details Mecca For Games Conference Track
As part of the upcoming CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment conference in Los Angeles, the organizers of GDC Mobile (owned by CMP, as is Gamasutra) have announced the MECCA for Games bonus track, offering sessions on mobile marketing strategies, the state of the mobile industry, and mobile design case studies.
Samsung Z400 3G Phone Review
It may look like every other Samsung slider, but the new Z400 will delight fans of the D500 and D600 with its 3G speeds and new-look silver finish. But will it impress us?

martes, agosto 29, 2006

Sony Ericsson Joins Eclipse as Add-in Provider Member
Stockholm, August 29, 2006 - Sony Ericsson today announced that it is joining the Eclipse community as Add-in Provider Member. By becoming an Add-in Provider, Sony Ericsson aims to contribute to the Eclipse ecosystem through creating Eclipse plug-ins of benefit to the global mobile application developer community.

lunes, agosto 28, 2006

Pantech aims for 5% share
Korean mobile handset manufacturer Pantech is targeting a market share of 5% in Chile by 2007 after entering the country under an agreement with local mobile operator Claro, IT Web reported.

Microsoft Takes Games Wireless

Microsoft Corp. hopes going wireless will draw in consumers to its Xbox 360 system. As gaming console wars begin to heat up for the holidays, the company announced a slew of games and wireless accessories on Thursday.
Infospace raids Eidos for mobile games
It's been a good week for mobile giant Infospace. First it scored an award at the Edinburgh International Entertainment Festival for Dirty Sanchez, and now it has won the rights to create and distribute Eidos mobile games in Europe.
Superscape 2D and 3D Games on the Movistar Network in Peru
HOOK, England, August 25 -- Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS) announces that five of its 2D and 3D mobile games titles are available for download from the Movistar network in Peru.
Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Grew 18% in Q2 2006
Worldwide mobile phone sales totaled 229 million units in the second quarter of 2006, a 18.3 percent increase from the same period last year, according to Gartner. This compared to a 23.8% increase in the first quarter. Gartner said it had expected the slight slowdown compared to quarter one and that its mobile phone sales forecast is still on track to reach 960 million units in 2006, with 238 million units in the third quarter of 2006.
New multi-level Tetris from Mobile Alliance: Constant techno-fun for your mobile
Mobile Alliance announces the release of a new premium puzzle game: «Constant Techno». Constant Techno combines the fun from a good old Tetris game with a multitude of new bonuses and features. The game offers more than 50 different levels, special assignments for the player, extra bonus games and much, much more than that. By no means, this is the most addictive game that ever was on your mobile!

viernes, agosto 25, 2006

Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Grew 18% in Q2 2006
Worldwide mobile phone sales totaled 229 million units in the second quarter of 2006, a 18.3 percent increase from the same period last year, according to Gartner. This compared to a 23.8% increase in the first quarter. Gartner said it had expected the slight slowdown compared to quarter one and that its mobile phone sales forecast is still on track to reach 960 million units in 2006, with 238 million units in the third quarter of 2006.
Tetris and Pac-Man Dominate Mobile Games Sales
Nearly 13.5 million USA mobile subscribers downloaded a game in Q2 2006, representing average monthly revenues of US$46.9 million for the quarter, according to Telephia. Since Q3 2005, the number of subscribers who downloaded mobile games from the operator portal has increased by 15 percent. During that same time period revenues jumped 63 percent.
Snakes on a Mobile Phone
MindMatics says that it has the license to produce mobile content based around the cult-movie, "Snakes on a Plane", exclusively developed and distributed with New Line Cinema. Mirroring the movies intensity, game players become Samuel L. Jackson's character and struggle to protect a government witness and other passengers from deadly snakes released on a flight bound from Hawaii to Los Angeles. "Snakes on a Plane" features sophisticated graphics in series of levels through which players fight larger and more deadly snakes.

jueves, agosto 24, 2006

ACM CSCW 2006 Mobile Games Call for Papers
The ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2006) conference, to be held November 4-8, 2006 in Banff, Alberta, Canada, has announced a call for papers for a mobile games workshop titled: "Mobile Multiplayer Games: Designs, Studies and Reflections."
CDC Corp. Q2 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (CHINA)
CDC Corp. Q2 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (CHINA)
Guppy Games Serves-Up Andy Roddick for Your Mobile Phone
BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Guppy Games, international mobile games developer and publisher is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Andy Roddick Tennis ( http://roddicktennis.com ). In cooperation with Andy Roddick, Guppy Games plans to launch Andy Roddick Tennis to major carriers throughout the US and internationally around The US Open 2006.
New 3G Handset from SonyEricsson
Sony Ericsson has launched another 3G handset, the Z610. The sleek mirror finish on the front cover gives the phone a jewel-like quality that is complimented by a hidden 'magic mirror' display which can only be seen when in use. This handset includes a 2.0 Megapixel camera and broadband-speed 3G connectivity.
Half of UK Phones have Cameras
The number of MMS-capable, camera-ready handsets currently in use across the UK now exceeds 33.5 million. The Mobile Data Association (MDA) confirmed these latest statistics to indicate the extent to which phones can now take pictures and send/receive multimedia messages. This represents more than 50% of the 67 million handsets in use in the UK today.
Two New Handsets from BenQ-Siemens
BenQ-Siemens has launched two more handsets, the SL80 and the AL26. The BenQ-Siemens SL80 is the successor of the SL75 - winner of the iF design award in 2006. With an integrated megapixel camera, built-in photolight and digital zoom, the BenQ-Siemens SL80 also functions as a high-performance camera mobile for spontaneous snapshots. Short movie sequences can also be recorded equally simply. The integrated media player supports all popular audio formats. An organizer for appointments, tasks and notes is on board, along with a clearly organized address book that displays all telephone numbers at a glance.

lunes, agosto 21, 2006

GCDC: Mobile games to outsell console titles during 2006 - I-play
In a speech delivered at the Leipzig GC Developer Conference, I-play's Stephane Labrunie has declared that mobile gaming is set to overtake console gaming by the end of the year. According to Labrunie, mobile gaming "is the definition of a true mass market; it's not a niche market, as is console gaming."
Answer Your Phone, A Videogame Is Calling
Recently, I met with Glu Mobile's chief executive, Greg Ballard, at a wireless gaming event in New York City. Sitting in a cafeteria with a stunning view of the Statue of Liberty, Ballard explained his company's objective. While Glu Mobile sells ring tones, wallpaper and other applications, 95% of its business is generated from building games for mobile devices. Now, the company wants to quickly expand the number of games it provides.
Jaipur making online games for the West
Jaipur, Aug 20 (IANS) With the software industry rapidly gaining ground here, many engineers are creating online games for countries such as the United States, Britain, France and Italy, contributing their expertise to virtual entertainment.
Why Pay for Mobile Games When GameJump.com Gives Them Away for Free?
GameJump.com shakes up the telecom industry with free mobile content supported by advertising. You wouldn’t pay to watch TV, visit most web sites, or listen to the radio, so why should entertainment on your mobile phone cost you money? Paying to download games to your mobile phone has just become passé this summer with the launch of GameJump.com. GameJump.com offers games that run the gamut: from casino games to puzzle games to shoot ‘em up games (involving some with aliens and one involving beer). Simply put, GameJump.com gives great games for free, and consumers who pay to play are losing out.
Nokia N71 3G Phone Review
The N71, yet another handset in the N range of multimedia rich phones, is a flip (or clamshell) phone. Nokia doesn’t do these very often – the 3G N90 with the Carl Zeiss camera lens and the non 3G 6131 are the two most recent examples, but they are mere droplets in the vast ocean of Nokia handsets. So we had somewhat baited breath waiting for the N71 to land on our desk.

viernes, agosto 18, 2006

Going Mobile: 'MVNOs Feel the Heat, Stay in the Kitchen'
When it comes to consuming mobile phone services, we Americans like to keep things as simple as possible. Often enough, the choice comes down to a quick judgment call while standing on a street corner. Will it be the family plan proffered by Verizon’s bespectacled geek, or has Catherine Zeta-Jones has seduced the prospective customer into T-Mobile’s camp? Does Cingular’s orange mannikin trump Sprint Nextel’s yellow swoop?
LG Unveils L343i i-mode Clamshell
Europe UK : LG Mobile (LG) announces the arrival of the slender, black LG L343i clamshell. Featuring the i-mode service exclusive to O2, the LG L343i allows instant access to the internet at the touch of a button.

miércoles, agosto 16, 2006

OpenGL turned over to Khronos Group
The Khronos Group announced yesterday that the OpenGL ARB has voted to transfer control of the OpenGL standard over to the Khronos Group. In turn, the Khronos Group is establishing an OpenGL Working Group to manage the standard. The transition is expected to be complete by the end of Q3 2006.
New Korean Character hit the mobile market
Hong Kong and Seoul 16th August 2006. Hong Kong based MOffY Limited and Korea based Barunson Inc. today jointly announce the cooperation to bring Little Tommy to mobile market worldwide . MOffY will produce, publish and distribute Little Tommy mobile content products to operators and various mobile channels.
Garry Kasparov on Mobile Phones
The mobile games developer, Glu Mobile has secured an agreement to develop and publish Kasparov Chess in partnership with Garry Kasparov, World Champion and the highest-ranked chess player of all time. Kasparov Chess, which will be available on wireless carriers worldwide beginning in early 2007, will offer a number of ways to play including cross-carrier, international multi-player capabilities allowing players to challenge other chess players around the world. Complete features of the game will be announced upon launch.
Mobile Games Market Exhibits Growth - Major Challenges Remain
The mobile games market is growing, but will need to overcome several hurdles to gain mass-market acceptance, according to Informa Telecoms and Media. Chief among the challenges facing the industry is the difficulty consumers encounter finding, purchasing and downloading mobile games.
Linux Mobile Development Handset Released
Trolltech has launched an open Linux mobile device for application developers. Greenphone enables developers to create, modify and test Linux- based mobile phone applications on a working GSM/GPRS device, making the applications easier to build and faster to bring to market. Greenphone will be offered as part of a complete software development kit (SDK) and includes Trolltech's Qtopia Phone Edition, an application platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile phone.
Nokia Handset Picks Up Awards
Nokia has announced that its Nokia N93 handset has been awarded the European Media Phone of the Year 2006-2007 by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), Europe's largest multimedia press organization. EISA commended the still image and video capture quality of the Nokia N93 plus the extensive internet and connectivity options, dubbing the device the "perfect example of a multimedia computer that can fit in your hands."
Hello Kitty Branded Cell Phone
BenQ Mobile is launching a Hello Kitty branded cellphone. Adorning the front of the high-quality casing, which comes in shimmering metallic pink, is the image of the world-famous cat. The back panel of the casing shows through in contrasting white. Hello Kitty's logo with matching writing makes the back an interesting eye-catcher.

martes, agosto 15, 2006

IMGA doubles Cash Prizes to US$ 35,000 for Mobile Games
The IMGA, the international awards for mobile game developers, has today announced a doubling of its cash prize fund to a total of US$ 35,000. Now in its third year, the IMGA is set to go from strength to strength with more developers and studios expected to enter the awards this year. 2005 saw the number of entrants increase dramatically by a massive 64 per cent on the year before and the trend looks set to continue.
Gameloft Entering A 'Lost' World
Mobile game publisher Gameloft, one of the leaders in this genre, is set to confirm today an exclusive multiyear agreement with Touchstone Television to develop, publish and distribute mobile games based on ABC's hit series "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives."
Where Is Google Games?
Google, they say, is everywhere. Maps, e-mail, calendars, video. But one lucrative market the search and advertising giant has so far failed to enter is video games. How lucrative? The entire games market, including console gaming, PC and online, was worth about $7 billion in 2005, according to the Entertainment Software Association. What's more, some analysts predict that market to experience almost 12 percent compound growth and grow to $46.5 billion by 2010. Wireless games for cell phones are expected to grow the fastest, expanding from a $646 million market last year to $2.3 billion by 2010.

lunes, agosto 14, 2006

Family Guy on Mobiles
Fox Mobile Entertainment, Airborne Entertainment and Netherlands-based mobile entertainment and solutions provider Mowave have teamed up to bring Fox's animated television series, Family Guy to mobile operators across a range of countries outside of North America.
InfoSonics Q2 net profit slides to US$127,000, LatAm sales rise
US and Latin American wireless handset and accessories distributor InfoSonics, posted net profit of US$127,000 in the second quarter of 2006, ended June 30, compared with US$408,000 a year ago, the company said in a statement.
CDC Corporation's Online Gaming and Mobile Services Unit, China.com Inc., Reports Solid Growth in Revenue and Net Profit for the Second Quarter of 2006
Online Game, Yulgang, Continues its Outstanding Performance with Quarterly Revenue Growth of 52% and Registered Users Exceeding 30 million
Superscape Mobile Games Roll Out on the Tata Network in India
SAN CLEMENTE, California, August 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS - News) announces that a number of its 2D and 3D mobile games are now available for download from the Tata network in India.
Star 7827 brings Hollywood action to your mobile screen!
After creating the magic of TV on your mobile screen, www.star7827.com the new destination for the cool mobile content now brings the best of Hollywood and Bollywood action onto your mobile screen. Packing maximum punch into its offerings, Star 7827 today announced the launch of Super Hero series of mobile games.
Instant success for Sony Ericsson K800i
The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, has released their "Top 10"-list for July 2006. The list is based upon the number of pieces of model specific mobile and smart phone cases that have been ordered from Krusell during July 2006. Krusell's list is unique due to the fact that it reflects the sales of phones on six continents and in more than 50 countries around the globe.
Nokia Shipping N-Series Handset to Japan
Nokia says that it has started deliveries of Nokia N71 to Vodafone (now owned by Softbank) in Japan. The Nokia N71 customized for Vodafone K.K. will be marketed in Vodafone K.K.'s 3G lineup under the name "Nokia N71 (Vodafone 804NK)" and will be commercially available in Japan from August 12.

domingo, agosto 13, 2006

Terraplay Systems: Terraplay Nominated for Best Mobile Games Service Provider Award
STOCKHOLM, Sweden--Aug. 11, 2006--Terraplay has been nominated as a finalist in the Best Games Service Provider category of the first ever Mobile Entertainment Awards, hosted by Mobile Entertainment magazine.

jueves, agosto 10, 2006

446 Million Watching TV on Their Cell Phones By 2011
IMS Research is forecasting that by the end of 2011, nearly half a billion people will be watching TV on their cellular handsets. Driven primarily by the adoption of broadcast-based services such as DVB-H, mobile digital TV will experience 50% year-on-year growth through 2010.
LG KG920 Phone Review ( non 3G )
Just as we’re swooning over 3.2-megapixel camera phones, LG, out of nowhere, blows the whole mobile photography race out of the water with the UK’s first ever five-megapixel handset. Gulp. 3G brings you one of the first looks at this non 3G mobile phone.
Sony Ericsson 3G K618 Launched
Europe : Sony Ericsson announced the K618: a slim, lightweight 3G phone that will launch in selected markets and deliver the perfect mix of mobile phone, multimedia applications and business solutions.
Stuart's Wednesday Rant: why brain training mobile games are a clever idea
Some of us aren't cut out for this brain training lark. Last week I bought Brain Age for my DS, and within 24 hours had lost the cartridge after absent-mindedly putting it down somewhere. So much for improving my memory.
Web Slots Site Finalist in Mobile Entertainment Awards
August 10, 2006 (London, UK) – The world’s most popular slot machine web site has been selected as one of five finalists in the ME Awards “Best Mobile Gambling” category. Slotland.com began offering their popular online games on mobile phones and PDAs last September and is already recognized as a leader in the new field of mobile gambling.
Sennari Nominated As ME Award Finalist In The Best Games Service Provider Category
CUPERTINO, Calif. & LONDON - August 9, 2006 -- Sennari, the world leader in CRM-based applications for mobile phones, has been named as a finalist in the Best Games Service Provider category of the ME Awards hosted by Mobile Entertainment Magazine.

miércoles, agosto 09, 2006

Will advertising set mobile games free?
Getting games for nothing might sound ideal to us gamers, but developers warn it's no easy way to make games pay
ALONG Mobile Displays New 3D Games at 4th Annual China Digital Entertainment Conference in Shanghai
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 8, 2006--ALONG Mobile Technologies Inc. (OTC:AGMB), a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment products and services in China, today announced its attendance at the 4th Annual China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy), at Shanghai's New International Exhibition Center.
Sony Ericsson Tops Retailer Charts
Wirefly, an online retailer has released its list of top-selling music phones. According to Wirefly, the 5 most popular music phones are:
1. Sony Ericsson Z520a/Z525a (Video Phone)
2. Motorola ROKR iTunes Phone
3. Samsung T809 and Samsung D807 (for T-Mobile and Cingular, respectively)*
4. Samsung MM-A900 (Multimedia Phone)
5. Cingular 2125 and T-Mobile MDA*
New 3G Handset from Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson has launched a new 3G handset, the K618. This compact phone is well equipped for both capturing & sharing photos, and playing music. Notably, the K618 features Bluetooth Streaming, which means that full-length music tracks (or video clips) can be sent wirelessly from the phone and listened to on a compatible Bluetooth enabled device, such as the Stereo Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS970.

martes, agosto 08, 2006

Two mobile phone manufacturers to install factories in Argentina
The Argentine government has given another two mobile phone manufacturers the green light to install factories in the southern Tierra del Fuego province, newspaper El Cronista reported.
FOCUS: Ukrainian mobile market boom may soon end
MOSCOW, Aug 8 (Prime-Tass) -- Ukraine's mobile market continued to boom in the first half of this year, though the mobile subscriber base is unlikely to double as it did in 2005, analysts said. Mobile operators are trying to attract customers who spend less, as well as people who want to use several SIM cards. Ukraine's market may reach 100% SIM-card penetration in 2007 as a result but the ARPU is likely to fall. The boom is coming to and end, analysts said.

lunes, agosto 07, 2006

ZTE Sells 10 Million CDMA Handsets
China's ZTE has announced that its global sales of CDMA handsets have passed the 10 million mark. Since the launch of the ZTE C150 handset in September last year, for example, global sales have passed three million units in just six months. The company recently won a contract for supply of the ZTE H500 CDMA/GSM dual mode, dual stand-by handset to China Unicom as part of the operator's World Wind handset purchase. ZTE also recently launched the world's first TD-SCDMA/GSM dual mode, dual stand-by handset.
Star Sports
As if the silver screen and brand-wagon were not enough, Bollywood stars have found a new haunt to lend their sheen — mobile games. Shunting out Counter Strike, FIFA and even the Tom Cruise-starrer MI-2, Bollywood masala is ruling the roost on mobile handsets.

sábado, agosto 05, 2006

Going Mobile: 'Winning Qualities'
If you’ve been reading this column for the last several months, it may seem as though I have taken my old profession as a mobile games ‘criticalist’ (has anyone coined a better term for the position of critic/journalist?) several steps further in a fit of pique, and morphed into one of the medium’s more committed skeptics. Please allow me set the record straight: I like mobile games, as well as most of the people who make them, and I believe wholeheartedly in mobile gaming’s future.
HandyGames, Greystripe Bring Free Games To Hand
Mobile in-game advertising network Greystripe Inc. partnered with German mobile game publisher HandyGames to distribute 28 game titles.

viernes, agosto 04, 2006

Mincomunicaciones confirms 27.9 million mobile users at end-June
Colombia's communications ministry Mincomunicaciones has confirmed the figure of 27.9 million mobile users at the end of June 2006, after the public services ministry Superservicios questioned the number, Mincomunicaciones said in a statement.
Movilnet: Mobile market to grow above 50% this year
Venezuela's mobile market is expected to grow above 50% this year considering the performance seen during the first half, according to José María De Viana, president of the country's largest mobile operator Movilnet.
Russian mobile content provider royalties soar
MOSCOW, Aug 4 (Prime-Tass) -- The royalties paid by Russian mobile content providers have soared in the last six months, several representatives of content providers said, Vedomosti business daily reported Friday.
O2 and Puzzler Media to debut mobile games content
LONDON - O2 and Puzzler Media, the publishing firm behind around 50 puzzle titles, are to provide downloadable sudoku, kakuro and crosswords through the mobile phone giant's O2 Active portal.
MOTOROLA: Motorola Launches Revolutionary Hypermart for Mobile Games
SHANGHAI – 28 July 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT), a global leader in
wireless communications, announced at the 4th Annual China Digital
Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy 2006) today the official
opening of MOTOGames, a virtual hypermart for China’s mobile phone users
to discover, download, share and enjoy games, read gaming information,
make use of a range of community services, and enjoy a superior gaming
Sony Ericsson M600i 3G Phone Gets Mobile Cinema
Europe : Sony Ericsson has launched a Mobile Cinema operation for the release of the new multimedia smart phone, the M600i. To watch Final Fantasy© VII Advent Children in its whole length and in DVD-like quality on a mobile: this is what Sony Ericsson offers in exclusivity to anyone buying their new phone. A 512MB micro memory stick, containing the full-length movie in 256MB will be presented in an exclusive offer to each buyer of the new Sony Ericsson M600i. From August 1st in the 223 Phone House retail stores in France.
Samsung Launches Slim 3G HSDPA Phone SGH-Z560
ASIA / Europe : Samsung is reinforcing its technology leadership with the launch of HSDPA handset (model: SGH-Z560). As a market innovator, Samsung has introduced the world's first HSDPA phone (model: SGH-ZV50) into France and Italy in early June. With the launch of a slim HSDPA phone which was unveiled at 3GSM 2006, Samsung will continue to deliver new HSDPA models in various styles and features.
Nokia 3G N93 Golf Edition Tees Off
Europe : Nokia announced the availability of the Nokia N93 Golf Edition, a special package combining the unparalleled mobile video capabilities of the Nokia N93 multimedia computer with a unique golf application that enables you to capture your golf swing, analyze and improve your game by split screen swing comparison and other advanced analysis tools.
More Consolidation in Mobile Content Market
Italy's Buongiorno is buying the US mobile content firm, Rocket Mobile for US$17 million. Founded in 2001, Rocket Mobile developed one of the first mobile applications to receive TRUE BREW certification in the US and since then, they've continued to leverage this technology to develop sophisticated applications that have earned them four Qualcomm BREW Developer awards.

jueves, agosto 03, 2006

Nothing but The Office repeats on mobile
Whisper it, but some people are sceptical about the quality of mobile games. If you come here for the PSP and DS reviews, maybe that's even you. And we admit, you've got a point in too many cases – although we'd urge you to see the great mobile games highlighted in our mobile Buyer's Guide for the better side of the story.

miércoles, agosto 02, 2006

Ericsson To Upgrade Network For Telefonica In Chile
STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Sweden's Ericsson, Wednesday said it has received a contract to upgrade the mobile networks for Movistar Chile, an operator and part of Telefonica.

Mobile Ready Entertainment to Deliver Mobile Games Based on Entertainment Properties

STROUDSBURG, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 01, 2006 -- Mobile Ready Entertainment Corp. (PINKSHEETS: MBRN), a holding company of intelligent services announced that Mobile Ready is launching a mobile games publishing unit to develop and distribute mobile games based on select movie and television titles from feature film studios and producers to mobile carriers and wireless users worldwide. As an adjunct to the ongoing development and distribution of mobile content by feature film studios and producers, the new MBRN unit will help meet growing consumer demand and bring more titles from feature film studios' vast libraries of entertainment properties into the mobile marketplace.
Indiagames Launches NBC's The Office Series of Mobile Phone Games based on the Hit Comedy
Indiagames Launches NBC's The Office Series of Mobile Phone Games based on the Hit Comedy
Advertising Funded Mobile Games
Mobile In-Game advertising network, Greystripe says that it has partnered with the independent German mobile game publisher to distribute 28 games which will be subsidized by advertising revenues. The alliance with HandyGames will bring more free mobile games to consumers worldwide and produce new ad-generated revenue for the developer.
LG Plans New Chocolate Phones
LG Electronics has hinted that a new handset within the Black Label Series will be launched early in 2007. At this time, details surrounding the new handset within the Black Label Series are a closely guarded secret, but LG is keen to build on the phenomenal success of its first handset within the Black Label Series - called the LG Chocolate - in the designer-phone category. The new handset promises to be just as stunning as the Chocolate phone though totally different in styling and with an even better technical specification.

martes, agosto 01, 2006

Revolutionary ad deal sees HandyGames go free on mobile
With 28 titles from the top German developer to cost nothing thanks to ads from Greystripe, is this the future of mobile gaming?
Ten Tips for Mobile Magic
Pocket Gamer site managing director says these straightforward guidelines could help mobile developers everywhere make better games
Can Brain Juice replenish the cells your mobile nukes away?
You'd think the mobile games publishers are trying to tell us something. First G-Mode with I.Q. Academy, then Telcogames with Mobile IQ Trainer, and now Digital Chocolate with Brain Juice. Are they saying us mobile gamers is thick?
Gameloft receives the Mobile Games Studio Awards at the 2006 Develop Industry Excellence Awards
Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of games for mobile phones, won the Best Mobile Studio Award at the Develop Conference in Brighton. The final winners in each category were announced during an awards ceremony in July.
Greystripe inks deal for 28 more ad-subsidized mobile games FREE to consumer
Mobile In-Game Advertising Network Greystripe has partnered with the leading independent German mobile game publisher to distribute 28 award-winning titles. The alliance with HandyGames™ will bring more free mobile games to consumers worldwide and produce new ad-generated revenue for the developer.
Motorola Launches Hypermart for Mobile Games
Motorola has announced MOTOGames, a virtual hypermart for China’s mobile phone users to download, share games and read gaming information, in a bid to tap into one of the world's top game markets.