Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak
Greg Kumparak is the Mobile Editor at Techcrunch. Greg has been writing for the TechCrunch network since May of 2008. Greg was born just outside of San Jose, and now lives in the East Bay of California. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Today on MobileCrunch

    Not reading MobileCrunch yet? Why the heck not? While a MobileCrunch post or two might make the jump over to CrunchGear each day, there’s a ton of good stuff each day that you’ll only see on that side of the fence. Here’s some stuff you may have missed on MobileCrunch today: Rumor: Verizon’s HTC Touch Diamond may launch in October QuickPwn 2.1 released for… Read More

  • BestBuy.com starts shipping unlocked HTC Touch Diamonds

    After right around 2 weeks of offering pre-orders for the unlocked WinMo 6.1 powered HTC Touch Diamond, Best Buy has started taking immediate orders from all the folks out there dying to get in on the TouchFlo 3D action who just can’t bring themselves to hop on Sprint. At a whopping $700 bucks before the extra $50 or so you’ll eat in taxes and shipping, the novelty of living… Read More

  • Rumor: Verizon's HTC Touch Diamond may launch in October

    It’s been a while since we’ve heard news about the HTC Touch Diamond‘s Verizon debut. According to a tip sent into PhoneDog, Verizon’s Diamond model should launch sometime in October, and it might (italics for wariness) be that “Ice White” version we heard about just a few days ago. The tipster confirmed some of the specs (400mhz processor, microSD… Read More

  • Shots of the HTC Dream G1 handset in the wild

    With the big announcement just days away, it’s no surprise that some folks out there might be totin’ the Android-powered HTC Dream (G1) around. Between all of the Google developers, HTC product engineers, and T-Mobile employees involved, in-the-wild shots were bound to get out sooner or later. And now they have, on the blog of Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins. Rizzn got the… Read More

  • QuickPwn 2.1 released for Windows

    It took a few days after the iPhone-dev team managed to tear the iPhone 2.1 update open for them to make the port, but Windows users are now free to get in on the 2.1 jailbreak good times. If you’ve yet to use QuickPwn, prepare to be amazed. As long as nothing goes awry during the process, QuickPwn doesn’t require any reflashing of the firmware be it that you’re already… Read More

  • Would you like that spy camera in hickory, or maple wood?

    Having a hard time keeping the ninjas riff-raff out of your ryokan, but can’t find a security camera that doesn’t clash with the tatami mats? Japanese security firm Const Net has the solution: Make the camera body out of wood. These creep my right the hell out. I mean, security cameras are inherently creepy, even in their standard industrial eye sore form. Wrap them up in a way… Read More

  • Helio Ocean II (Oz2) gets the FCC photo treatment

    Now that the Ocean 2 has slipped back until January of ’09 at the earliest, we’ve cruised right by the September confidentiality date of the original FCC filing back in March. As a result, a handful of hardware photos and a pack of details have made their way out.
    Check’em out over at MobileCrunch >> Read More

  • Nokia E72 and E75 promo video leaked, quickly pulled

    Even with the first light of the day just peeking over the hills here on the west coast, today already brings a pair of unannounced hardware leaks: the Nokia E75 and E72. The E75 is a QWERTY slider, shown above on left, while the E72 is a QWERTY candybar, shown on right. Outside of their appearance, not a whole lot is known about these new additions to the E series. One of the forum members… Read More

  • Analysts predict 4% Q4 marketshare for Android

    Strategy Analytics announced this morning that they are expecting Android sales to account for 400,000 of the 10.5 million US smartphone sales they foresee going down in Q4 of 2008. “Google has the brand power in the USA to make a big impact at launch. The main issue will be operator subsidies,” said Chris Ambrosia, Executive Director of Strategy Analytics, “As seen with… Read More

  • Shots of the HTC Dream G1 handset in the wild

    With the big announcement just days away, it’s no surprise that some folks out there might be totin’ the Android-powered HTC Dream (G1) around. Between all of the Google developers, HTC product engineers, and T-Mobile employees involved, in-the-wild shots were bound to get out sooner or later. And now they have, on the blog of Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins. Rizzn got the… Read More

  • Helio Ocean II (Oz2) gets the FCC photo treatment

    Now that the Ocean 2 has slipped back until January of ’09 at the earliest, we’ve cruised right by the September confidentiality date of the original FCC filing back in March. As a result, a handful of hardware photos and a whole slew of details have made their way out. Along with the obvious aesthetic similarities, the handset borrows the dual-slide concept of the original… Read More

  • Nokia E72 and E75 promo video leaked, quickly pulled

    Even with the first light of the day just peeking over the hills here on the west coast, today already brings a pair of unannounced hardware leaks: the Nokia E75 and E72. The E75 is a QWERTY slider, shown above on left, while the E72 is a QWERTY candybar, shown on right. Outside of their appearance, not a whole lot is known about these new additions to the E series. One of the forum members… Read More

  • Today on MobileCrunch

    Not reading MobileCrunch yet? Why the heck not? While a MobileCrunch post or two might make the jump over to CrunchGear each day, there’s a ton of good stuff each day that you’ll only see on that side of the fence. Here’s some stuff you may have missed on MobileCrunch today: LG Prada II sort of confirmed for Christmas Sprint’s Xohm WiMax could still launch in… Read More

  • Summizer: Twitter search made easy on the iPhone

    Hidden on Twitter amongst the chatter about today’s lunch menu and the best spots for happy hour lays a mound of up-to-the-minute user generated commentary on just about any major topic. While Twitter Search helps you wade through this endless torrent of tweets from within the browser, Mustache Inc‘s iPhone application Summizer aims to squeeze that functionality into a package… Read More

  • Bakelite rotary style iPhone dial, the epitome of functionality

    So, you’ve got a snazzy new iPhone. You like it alright, but wouldn’t it be better if Apple had just made dialing a number on the touchscreen really, really difficult? Don’t worry – MildMannered Industries understands. That’s why they’ve created Bakelite, a rotary phone style dialer for the iPhone. Why spend 4 seconds dialing a number when you can spend… Read More

  • Sascha Segan to Apple: Just tell the truth.

    PC Mag’s Lead Analyst for mobile, Sascha Segan, called out Apple (and AT&T, Delta, and corporations in general) in a piece today for their lack of communication with consumers, and has succinctly outlined what most of us have probably felt for some time: it’s time to open up. Be it App store rejections, billing errors, or any other flaw, people are more likely to forgive if… Read More

  • Asus unveils the world's first Skype-certified Videophone, AiGuru SV1

    A few weeks back, an AskSlashdot post asked readers for recommendations on establishing 2-way communication between the writer’s house and that of his parents. For the most part, the majority of solutions involved server racks, ip tables, and other such ventures into the depths of the uber complex. If the post had shown up a few weeks later, I probably would have mentioned ASUS’… Read More

  • Samsung brings the Beat with two new music phones

    Samsung pushed out two new music phones this morning. Continuing the name-followed-by-superscript branding idea that began with the Soulb, they’ve dubbed the new handsets Beatb and Beats. Much of the spec sheet is shared between the two models, with both rockin’ tri-band GSM, 3.5 mm jacks, microSD support, stereo bluetooth, and FM radio. Read the rest of this entry at… Read More

  • LG Prada II sort of confirmed for Christmas

    At this week’s LG Dealership show in the Netherlands, GSMHelpdesk.nl poked and prodded at LG’s Benelux Sales Director for information on the Prada II, the rumored QWERTY-loaded follow up to the original LG Prada handset. While he wasn’t willing to outright spill the beans, he was willing to share this little morsel: “A good turkey is eaten with Christmas. When white… Read More

  • Sprint's Xohm WiMax could still launch in September

    After missing breezing right past the original April target, Sprint set September as the launch window for the Baltimore debut of its WiMax service, Xohm. As September draws to an end without word from Sprint, folks are starting to get worried that it might slip back again. Fortunately, Gearlog went and asked. The Response? “Launch still on for September.” That leaves just under… Read More