martes, enero 30, 2007

Sony Ericsson: 2006 in review
Another year is now behind us and Mikael Nerde, Head of Sony Ericsson Developer World, shares his thoughts on 2006 and his excitement about the plans for 2007.
Sony Ericsson W200: Stylish, tri-band Walkman phone with 3D gaming
The Sony Ericsson W200 is the latest addition to the Walkman® family of music mobile phones.
This tri-band GPRS phone offers great quality stereo music, 27MB internal storage, extended storage using up to a 1GB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™), HTML browsing, a VGA camera and 3D gaming. Music files, in industry standard MP3 and AAC formats, can be easily transferred to the phone from a PC with the accompanying Disc2Phone® music management software.

viernes, enero 26, 2007

Sony And Namco Bandai Partner In New Company
Sony Corp and publisher Namco Bandai have revealed that the two are to partner in forming Cellius Inc, a new company to create games for the PlayStation 3, as well as content for mobile phones and personal computers.
Welcome to GDC Mobile 2007 - March 5-6
GDC Mobile is the definitive mobile gaming event for leading industry professionals looking to expand their knowledge of, and contacts within this exploding mobile entertainment sector.

jueves, enero 11, 2007

Gameloft enters the third dimension
Gameloft says it will launch 20 titles with 3D graphics this year and will eventually release all of its mobile games in the format. adds video poker game
LONDON, England – (PRESS RELEASE) -- has added another Video Poker game – one that's already a hit online -- to their suite of real-money mobile slot machines and video poker games. The long-popular slot machine web site was one of the first to offer mobile casino gambling when they launched their first slot machine for phones and PDAs back in 2005 and has been continually adding new mobile games ever since.
I-Play to sponsor the Mobile Entertainment Forum(MEF) party.
I-Play, the makers of mobile games such as The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo, Jewel Quest, and Freestyle Moto XII, has announced that it will be the Platinum Sponsor at this year's MEF party which will be held in conjunction with the opening of the 3GSM World Congress on February 12th. In addition I-Play announced that The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo, which has achieved over a million downloads in just five months, has been included in the list for the Best Made for Mobile Game’ category in 2007's GSM Association's Global Mobile Awards.
Get Fruit Squash on your mobile
We're all supposed to eat five pieces of fruit or veg a day, according to boffins. Not easy, particularly if you're like our Jon Jordan, and you think that means 'in one mouthful'.
I-play's Q1 2007 Line Up of Casual Mobile Games
I-play has unveiled their first quarter lineup of upcoming casual games that demonstrate the company's commitment to quality titles that will resonate well with thrill seekers, adventure lovers, and casual gamers alike. With the upcoming release of I-play's latest offerings, including 4 Wheel Extreme, Jewel Quest 2, Jewel Quest Solitaire, and Ricochet: Lost Worlds, among others, I-play's stellar games lineup combines original IP, licensed IP and the latest new games based on i-Win's multi-million unit selling online gaming franchise Jewel Quest. I-play's Jewel Quest mobile franchise stands as one of the most popular casual mobile game franchises in history.
Ten Most Popular Cell Phones of 2006
Wirefly, an online comparison website for cell phones and wireless phone plans, has announced which phones were in highest demand by consumers in 2006. "Given the continuing popularity of that iconic, slim Motorola phone month after month, it should come as no surprise that the top selling cell phone in 2006 was once again the Motorola RAZR," said Wirefly's President Brian Westrick.

miércoles, enero 10, 2007

South Park Comes to the Mobile Phone
Comedy Central Mobile has announced plans for the launch of "South Park Mobile," a newly developed application that enables mobile users to access South Park related content from a central hub on their wireless devices
Apple Confirms Mobile Phone Launch
Apple Computer has confirmed the long rumoured Apple mobile phone device will be launched. The iPhone will be a widescreen version of the company's video iPod, with a touch screen and Internet connection, said Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the annual Macworld Expo.

martes, enero 09, 2007

New Walkman Phone from SonyEricsson
SonyEricsson has shown off a new member of its mobile music handsets, the W200. With the W200 Walkman phone you can store up to 37 full length tracks (or about four albums). Simply transfer music from your PC with the Disc2Phone music management software supplied.
Mobile Q&A: Floodgate Discusses Mo-Pets' Community Plans
As part of Gamasutra's regular Mobile Q&A column, we spoke with Floodgate General Manager Matthew Bellows about the company's relationship with Sony BMG, its plans for Mo-Pets' community, and more.
Mobile Editorial: Mobile Violence - Time to Take a Closer Look?
“Mobile gaming is growing up.” This is the congratulatory message the industry seems to repeat ad nauseum at conferences and expos. In many ways these pats on the back are right on the mark. Many publishers are no longer reliant on investor dollars and are turning the corner towards profitability. Carriers are putting a much greater emphasis on quality instead of quantity. Big licensed titles and original IP are harmoniously sitting side-by-side on deck and in most publishers’ libraries.
CES 2007: EA Mobile comes of age, Tetris still addictive
Las Vegas (NV) - Alongside the feast of cool cell phones with all their new bells and whistles EA Mobile has been showing just how they have matured in the past year from JAMDAT, the developer of casual games like Tetris, into an EA powerhouse; taking advantage of the (relatively) huge amounts of power now available for gaming in mobile phones.
CDC Games Creates Two New Corporate Governance Positions on Board of Directors
BEIJING, Jan. 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CDC Games, a business unit of CDC Corporation (Nasdaq: CHINA) and pioneer of the "free-to-play, pay- for-merchandise" model for online games in China, announced today it has created two new board positions in corporate governance as part of its preparation for CDC Corporation's potential carve-out of CDC Games as a standalone company.

lunes, enero 08, 2007

New Advanced Nokia N93i 3G Phone
US / Europe : Nokia introduced the Nokia N93i, a compact and stylish digital camcorder and multimedia computer in one. Boasting a host of advanced features - from DVD-like quality video capture to direct video uploads - the Nokia N93i enables you to record great quality video wherever and whenever you feel inspired.
New Nokia N76 3G Phone Announced
US : Nokia unveiled a trimmer fold model to its Nokia Nseries line up, the Nokia N76, a new multimedia computer that brings the complete Nokia Nseries experience to a sleeker body, with little compromise. With the Nokia N76 multimedia computer, technology and design come together to create a revolution in design for a multimedia computer. Using premium materials to enclose world-class Nokia Nseries features and experiences, Nokia has created a very eye-catching device.
Sony Ericsson Previews W880 Walkman Phone
Europe : Sony Ericsson today shared official photographs of its latest Walkman® phone and the next milestone in the development of the Walkman® phone story.
Trip Hawkins: 'Golden Age' of Consoles is Over
Digital Chocolate Chairman and CEO Trip Hawkins (founder of EA) believes that the prohibitive cost and lack of innovation for console games may mean that the "golden age" of the console is over. He also goes in depth on the beginnings of publishing giant EA.
Booming Mobile-Phone Gaming Market Attracts Publishers Attention
As wireless handsets continue to gain computing power, they are becoming increasingly capable video-game platforms, prompting publishers to offer more advanced titles that are targeted specifically at the mobile market, according to iSuppli Corp.
Trip Hawkins has been talking about how the founding principles of his most famous creation EA, has helped shape his most recent creation Digital Chocolate.
Hawkins founded Electronic Arts in 1980 and steered it to a position of industry leadership, a position it holds today. While many of the game publishers of the early years have suffered bankruptcy, EA has generally been a stable force. Hawkins believes much of this is down to the company’s original vision.
Wireless Games Winning Converts
According to IDC's "US Wireless Gaming 2006-2010 Forecast," mobile gaming for wireless devices will soon provide increased revenues for game developers, network operators, service providers, handset manufacturers and, in fact, other players all along the value chain.
Mobile Gaming to Hit a Homerun
Mobile gaming on wireless devices has grown in popularity as more and more gamers buy into the ability to enjoy advanced gaming regardless of where they are located. This uptake has also opened up an entirely new ball field for the market and is giving all kinds of players a chance at bat. Revenue opportunities are strong for game developers, service providers and handset manufacturers alike.
IDC: 50M Mobile Game Purchasers by 2010
Have you purchased a mobile game lately? By 2010, the analysts at IDC expect that there will be 50 million mobile game customers in the U.S. and that subscription-based purchases will also gain ground. More within...
MediaFLO USA and FOX Bring News, Sports and Primetime Shows to Revolutionary Mobile Entertainment Service
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MediaFLO(TM) USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM - News), today announced a multi-year license agreement with Fox Mobile Entertainment and Fox Interactive Media that will bring programming from Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox News Channel and FOX Sports Interactive to MediaFLO USA's revolutionary new mobile entertainment service. MediaFLO USA intends to partner with wireless operators and top media companies to give consumers an unmatched mobile entertainment experience -- popular and engaging entertainment, news and sports viewed through a crystal-clear picture.
US teens take to wireless gaming
IDC's US Wireless Gaming 2006-2010 Forecast said that improved handset technology, flexible billing mechanisms and greater availability of 3G networks is improving the mobile gaming experience and enticing more consumers to jump on board.
Huawei Enters Telia Top Ten Handset Sales Ranking
Sony Ericsson's 3G mobile phone, the W850i, was the handset that sold best during the intense Christmas shopping period in December. Two more 3G mobiles were on the December Top Ten List, of which the Nokia N73 was one of the newcomers for the month. Huawei's 3G card for PCs was back on the list again, coming in fifth place in December.

viernes, enero 05, 2007

Booming Mobile-Phone Gaming Market Attracts Publishers Attention
As wireless handsets continue to gain computing power, they are becoming increasingly capable video-game platforms, prompting publishers to offer more advanced titles that are targeted specifically at the mobile market, according to iSuppli Corp.

jueves, enero 04, 2007

First hit of 2007, 12 Earth God Garden Fighter mobile game
MOffY Limited announces the launch of Garden Fighter java game featured with 12 main characters from Zisin Inc. The Garden Fighter is the third of 12 Earth God game series exclusively from MOffY.
IGN's 2007 Mobile Hopefuls
Four games that would make mobile gaming sehr awesome this year.
Don’t Leave Home Without It: Wireless Games Gaining Popularity
Wireless mobile games – especially three-dimensional games – are providing new revenue opportunities for game developers, network operators, service providers, handset manufacturers and other players, according to a new report from research firm IDC.

miércoles, enero 03, 2007

¿Por qué Wanako Games es una fruta apetitosa?
En el corazón de Santiago nació el primer juego creado en América Latina para una consola de la nueva generación. El embarazo y el parto se produjeron en las oficinas de Wanako Games, en avenida El Bosque. Allí concibieron "Assault Heroes", el primer trabajo que realizaban para el gigante de los videojuegos, Vivendi, y que fue colmado de elogios por los sitios especializados. Para rematar un buen año, esta semana se conoció la noticia de que Vivendi compraba Wanako Games en 10 millones de dólares.
Introducing PumpOne Mobile: Cell Phones Just Got Healthy
January 3, 2007 NEW YORK: PumpOne, the company that first developed visual personal training programs for the iPod, nano and other image-ready handheld devices, is about to revolutionize the way people use their cell phones. The new service, which is available starting today, is called PumpOne Mobile, and offers the first complete visual personal training workout programs for cell phones making it possible to instantly receive expert fitness advice, wherever you are and whenever you want it.
Mobile games to boom in next four years
Fresh data from IDC suggests that the American mobile gaming market will grow by more than 16% each year until the end of the decade. The US is widely viewed as a slow adopter market for mobiles compared to Europe and Asia, so the overall prospects look bright for mobile game developers.
Subscription-based Purchases of Mobile Games Will Gain Ground by 2010
Mobile gaming for wireless devices is providing new revenue opportunities for game developers, network operators, and other players in the value chain reports IDC. At the close of 2006, the mobile gaming market is taking on a new dimension, literally, as it explores three dimensional (3D) games and all of the accompanying hardware and software requirements.

martes, enero 02, 2007

Rapidly Growing Mobile Community Portal Now Delivers as Many as 20,000 Free Mobile Game Downloads
NEW YORK, NY -- Cellufun, LLC, a leading mobile community portal and a provider of real-time multi-player games that can be played on existing and next-generation mobile phones, announced today that more than 2 million people have downloaded and are playing its connected and multiplayer mobile games.
New Handset from Pantech
South Korea's Pantech Group has announced the launch of IM-S150, a new compact handset accepting the Korean traditional patterns on the surface as part of its design innovation initiatives. The IM-S150 is 7.8cm in height and 3.7cm in width and weighs only 80g.
Samsung Launches New HSDPA Handset
Samsung has launched what it says is the thinnest HSDPA slide-up mobile currently available, the Ultra Edition 13.8 (Model: SGH-Z720). The handset weighs only 80 grams, extremely light for a HSDPA handset. The technology powerhouse comes packed with a 3 megapixel camera with auto focus, and the wide dimension of 104.5x51.3mm allows for a generous 2.1" QVGA display and also WAP 2.0 and HTML browsing capabilities are supported.