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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  • LG officially announces the 8 megapixel KC910 (Viewty II)

    LG officially announces the 8 megapixel KC910 (Viewty II)

    While pretty detailed word of this one came down the pipes weeks ago, LG just realized that they oughtta go ahead and send out a press release for it. Nothin’ too new here, except a good amount of “Oh maaaan, we are so awesome for making this phone.” More details after the jump. Read More

  • Today on MobileCrunch

    Today on MobileCrunch

    Not reading MobileCrunch yet? Why the heck not? While a MobileCrunch post or two 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: Google co-founder says Chrome on the way for Android Samsung M320 Photo Gallery and Samsung M220 Photo… Read More

  • Samsung M320 Photo Gallery

    Samsung M320 Photo Gallery

    A box o’ Samsung’s new M220 and M320 flip phones just showed up at MobileCrunch HQ. While it’ll be a few days before we’ve got full reviews prepped, we figured you guys may want to take a peek at’em in the mean time. The M320 gallery is after the jump, or check out the sans-camera M220 over here. Read More

  • Samsung M220 Photo Gallery

    Samsung M220 Photo Gallery

    Samsung yesterday announced two new basic flip phones, the M220 and the M320, and Mr. FedEx man just showed up with’em in tow. We’ll have full reviews up once we’ve played with’em a bit more, but we figured some folks out there might wanna take a glimpse at’em now. Shots of the M220 are right after the jump, and the M320 gallery is right over here.. Read More

  • Sony announces two multi-room HD receivers at CEDIA

    Sony announces two multi-room HD receivers at CEDIA

    So many friends hanging out in your mega-mansion that they can’t all fit around one HDTV? Sony feels your pain. They announced two new ES-series receives at CEDIA this morning: the STR-DA5400ES, and the STR-DA6400ES (shown above). While both come stocked with Cat5e ports for sharing HD content between multiple room, the 6400 model features a bonus Cat5e port with DLNA certification… Read More

  • Xbox 360 price cuts confirmed for September 5th

    Xbox 360 price cuts confirmed for September 5th

    Confirming the leak from a few weeks back, Microsoft has confirmed that all 3 Xbox 360 models will be gettin’ price slashed as of September 5th. The new prices: Xbox 360 Arcade: $199 (was $279) Xbox 360 Standard: $299 (was $349) Xbox 360 Elite: $399 (was $449) While the price cuts would certainly fuel sales regardless, a key point here is that this dethrones the Wii as the cheapest… Read More

  • Samsung Knack keeps it basic and.. patriotic?

    Samsung Knack keeps it basic and.. patriotic?

    Sometime around early 2006, I decided to kill a spare half hour my loitering around in a Verizon store. I know – coolest hang out spot ever, right? Anyways – at some point, an older gent stomped into the store, cherry faced and steam-eared. We’ll call him Bob. Being the nosey curious person I’ve always been, I eavesdropped on Bob’s conversation with a VZW employee. Read More

  • Samsung Knack keeps it basic and.. patriotic?

    Samsung Knack keeps it basic and.. patriotic?

    Sometime around early 2006, I decided to kill a spare half hour my loitering around in a Verizon store. I know – coolest hang out spot ever, right? Anyways – at some point, an older gent stomped into the store, cherry faced and steam-eared. We’ll call him Bob. Being the nosey curious person I’ve always been, I eavesdropped on Bob’s conversation with a VZW employee. Read More

  • Google co-founder says Chrome on the way for Android

    Google co-founder says Chrome on the way for Android

    The browser-bearing world was atwitter yesterday with the announcement of Google’s Chrome browser. Just about overnight, they’ve managed to convince hordes of people that Chrome is the way to browse on your PC. Next step? They’re taking it mobile. According to an interview with Google co-founder Sergey Brin, the two projects will start working together more closely now that… Read More

  • Google co-founder says Chrome on the way for Android

    Google co-founder says Chrome on the way for Android

    The browser-bearing world was atwitter yesterday with the announcement of Google’s Chrome browser. Just about overnight, they’ve managed to convince hordes of people that Chrome is the way to browse on your PC. Next step? They’re taking it mobile.
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  • RBC Analyst predicts Apple is working on a sub-$100 "iPod/phone"

    RBC Analyst predicts Apple is working on a sub-$100 "iPod/phone"

    Analyst for RBC Capital Markets, Mike Abramsky, is suggesting that Apple is working on a sub-$100 pre-paid iPhone-alternative (or “iPod/phone”) limited to music playback and phone calls, though he doesn’t necessarily believe they’ll announce it at their event next week. Our call? Buuuuuullcrap. Won’t happen. At least, not any time soon. If anyone thinks this is… Read More

  • Find the fun around you with buzzd on Virgin Mobile

    Find the fun around you with buzzd on Virgin Mobile

    Virgin Mobile USA today announced that they had sealed the deal to bring buzzd’s location-based services directly to the WAP deck of all VirMo handsets. buzzd uses your location to find local happenings, doubling as a way to quickly find reviews for restaurants in your immediate area. This is really more of an extension than some brand new deal. Helio partnered with buzzd back in… Read More

  • PSP gettin' new online features

    PSP gettin' new online features

    The current generation of console hardware ushered in a major shift in online gaming – especially the PS3 and 360. Though the rabids will argue to death on which offers a better online experience, both consoles brought amazing online multiplayer and content distribution to the table. Sure, sure – computers have had such perks for a long while, but never before have things been… Read More

  • Blackjack II officially gets upped to Windows Mobile 6.1

    Blackjack II officially gets upped to Windows Mobile 6.1

    While the Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade for the Blackjack II first peeked its head up a few days ago, the download links didn’t actually, you know, work. That’s all fixed now, fortunately. If you’re rockin’ a Blackjack II and have been itchin’ to get it up on 6.1, head over here. Read More

  • AT&T grabs the Samsung a237

    AT&T grabs the Samsung a237

    While Samsung’s a237 may not be the most exciting or feature-packed handset they’ve ever released, it’s easy on the eyes and likely to be dirt cheap, so you’ll be seeing it around. Who knows? Maybe you’ll see it in the hands of some cute girl at the bar. Girls love guys who can name phones by their model number. Besides bringing some brightly colored curves to… Read More

  • Samsung accepts Nokia's offer for Symbian buyout

    Samsung accepts Nokia's offer for Symbian buyout

    In preparation for taking Symbian open-source and royalty free for Symbian Foundation partners, Nokia has spent the last few months buying out all of the other shareholders. As of this morning, the job is done; Nokia has announced that the last shareholder involved, Samsung, has accepted their offer. The cumulative total for all of the buyouts will set Nokia back around $410 million. Read More

  • AT&T users getting BlackBerry OS 4.5 and Curve 8320 this month

    AT&T users getting BlackBerry OS 4.5 and Curve 8320 this month

    The leak-devouring beast that is the Boy Genius managed to get his hands on a few slides from an internal AT&T presentation, packed with a handful of tasty BlackBerry morsels. First up is the BlackBerry OS 4.5. Currently set to launch around the middle of September, the update brings browser/media player/email UI improvements, HTML email support, Office document editing, calendar lookup, and… Read More

  • Sprint gets dirty with two new rugged handsets: Moto V950, i365

    Sprint gets dirty with two new rugged handsets: Moto V950, i365

    Sprint has just announced that they’ll be adding two more Motorola handsets to their rugged lineup: the Renegade V950 (on right), and the i365 (on left). Both are iDen/Direct Connect compatible, and meet mil-spec requirements for durability against blowing rain, dust, shock, and vibration. For military folk and construction workers, that means it’ll come out unscathed after a day… Read More

  • Sprint gets dirty with two new rugged handsets: Moto V950, i365

    Sprint gets dirty with two new rugged handsets: Moto V950, i365

    Sprint has just announced that they’ll be adding two more Motorola handsets to their rugged lineup: the Renegade V950 (on right), and the i365 (on left). Both are iDen/Direct Connect compatible, and meet mil-spec requirements for durability against blowing rain, dust, shock, and vibration. For military folk and construction workers, that means it’ll come out unscathed after a day… Read More