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.

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  • Palm begins to ship Treo Pro

    If you plopped your name on the list when Palm started taking Treo Pro pre-orders not too long ago, expect a visit from the delivery man soon. They’ve made the jump from pre-order to immediate sales on the unlocked, $549 obsidian black handset, and a bunch of’em are already rattling around delivery trucks around the nation. According to Engadget, at least one lucky pre-order scored… 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: SanDisk announces 16GB microSDHC and M2 memory cards Motorola Q9h Silver packs more punch than… Read More

  • Teach your fish tricks, make friends

    If you’ve got a dog, showing off any tricks they might know is an easy way to break that “Er, so, this is my house.” awkwardness that tends to bubble up the first time new guests come over. Now, imagine that instead of a dog, it’s a fish. Your new friends would smile and clap and, chances are, give you $20 dollars. Unfortunately, training fish to do crazy tricks is… Read More

  • Motorola Q9h Silver packs more punch than previously expected

    As it turns out, that shiny new chrome and silver Q9h we wrote about back in August brings more to the table than just a new paint job. At AT&T’s request, the Q9h Global Silver has gained support for push over-the-air firmware updates, allowing deeply rooted system elements to be patched with very little effort from the end-user. Motorola has also added a handful of other features… Read More

  • SanDisk announces 16GB microSDHC and M2 memory cards

    You hear that rumble? That’s the purring of hundreds of thousands of handsets around the country, aching to gobble up one of the 16GB microSDHC and M2 cards just announced by SanDisk this morning. This announcement lifts the bar from the previous 8GB limit, allowing handsets which rely on microSDHC/M2 as their primary user memory to go gig-for-gig with handsets carrying 16GB internally… Read More

  • Party Rats, the ultimate accessory for dancing poorly

    Every time I go to a wild and crazy rave, someone always points out the lack of rodents. They’re always like, “Man, this party is bumpin’. If only someone had thought to bring a bunch of rodents, my night would be truly remarkable.” Now, thanks to Party Rats, you can be that someone. You can make the night remarkable. At first glance, Party Rats seem simple. Read More

  • Motorola Q9h Silver packs more punch than previously expected

    As it turns out, that shiny new chrome and silver Q9h we wrote about back in August brings more to the table than just a new paint job. At AT&T’s request, the silver Q9h Global has gained support for push over-the-air firmware updates, allowing deeply rooted system elements to be patched with very little effort from the end-user. They’ve also improved battery life by as much… Read More

  • China's ZTE ships 100 millionth handset



    If I managed to ship 100 million anything, I’d call it a day and go lay around on a beach somewhere. I don’t care if it’s 100 million pasta noodles; once you break the 9 digit wall, you’ve done some good. ZTE, China’s largest telecoms equipment manufacturer, has leaped past that hurdle, announcing this morning that they’ve shipped their 100 millionth… Read More

  • Texting while driving now banned in California

    To the girl who almost slammed into me as she was texting away on her phone while driving last week: regardless of the crazy face you made and the nasty words you mouthed through your windshield, that was your fault. California agrees with me. Just yesterday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation outlawing the reading or writing of text messages while driving. Read More

  • Art Lebedev Studio shows off Scartel WiMax handset concepts

    The design studio of Art Lebedev, perhaps most well known for their pocket-melting Optimus OLED keyboard, has been working on some WiMax handset concepts for Scartel, a Russian wireless carrier with plans to blanket Moscow and St Petersburg in WiMax coverage by the end of 2008. Though it’s likely little more than an idea at this point, the penned out concept specs are drool worthy. Read More

  • Bungie's countdown clicks to zero, new project teaser released

    After 12 hours of anticipation, the countdown that hit Bungie’s front page last night has finally clicked its way down to zero. Once finished, the standard front page was replaced, with a news item linking to “Teaser Trailer“. And man, does it tease. It begins by flashing through a series of what appear to be security camera (Superintendent) views of an earth city. (One of… Read More

  • China's ZTE ships 100 millionth handset

    If I managed to ship 100 million anything, I’d call it a day and go lay around on a beach somewhere. I don’t care if it’s 100 million pasta noodles; once you break the 9 digit wall, you’ve done some good. ZTE, China’s largest telecoms equipment manufacturer, has leaped past that hurdle, announcing this morning that they’ve shipped their 100 millionth… Read More

  • 8 megapixel Samsung M8800 Pixon makes a real world appearance

    Looks like LG isn’t the only one doubling up their entry into the 8 Megapixel market. While word got out about Samsung’s not-the-INNOV8 M8800 Pixon (previously known as the Bresson) handset a few days ago when a popular UK phone retailer put details up on their site a bit early, actual shots of the handset have managed to avoid making their way online. Before any official word… 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: Kingston 8GB SDHC Kit Giveaway: 2nd winner announced, but we’ve still got 3 more to… Read More

  • Sprint's XOHM WiMax service slips back to October

    Remember just last week, when someone at Sprint said they’d still be launching their XOHM WiMax service in September? Turns out “September” is just a fancy way to spell “October” around the Sprint campus, with the company announcing that XOHM will launch in Baltimore come October 8th. Don’t cruise out to Baltimore to try to bask in the glorious rays of… Read More

  • Honda's "singing" road sounds like crap, gets paved over

    Because nothing sells Civics like the William Tell Overture, some marketing master over at Honda decided to cut grooves into a Lancaster, CA road in such a way that the tune would play anytime a car drove by. Unfortunately, everyone hated it. It’s distracting, which is exactly what you don’t want on a 2 lane highway, and sounds nothing like the William Tell Overture (though it… Read More

  • Wario Land: Shake It advertisement breaks Youtube

    Wow. Whoever came up with this new ad for Wario Land: Shake it deserves a raise and a paid vacation to Cancun or something. They’ve taken a basic concept of the game and managed to make it into creative and effective marketing on a platform where even the most humdrum viral campaigns tend to flourish. Screenshots don’t really do it justice, so be sure to check it out… Read More

  • Kingston 8GB SDHC Kit Giveaway: 2nd winner announced, but we've still got 3 more to come

    Round 2 of the 5-part Kingston 8GB SDHC Kit Giveaway spree came to an end last night, and a winner has been drawn. Congratulations to Kevin H. We’ve still got 3 more 8GB SDHC kits to give away before October 2nd. How can you enter? Comment on any MobileCrunch post published between today (9/24) and Friday (9/26). Each post you comment on (including this one) is an entry. Comment on 5… Read More

  • Motorola Q11 caught on camera

    After the Q9, where was Motorola to go with the model numbers? Q10, you say? Heck no. Sequential numbering is for jerks. This new Motorola handset will be dubbed the Q11. Number skipping. That’s innovation right there, folks. All of squat is known about it so far, besides that it runs WinMo 6.1 and packs Bluetooth, WiFi, GSM, GPS, and a 3 Megapixel camera (up from 2 on the… Read More

  • Next Sony Ericsson Xperia handset probably won't run Android

    Did you feel a small glimmer of hope that Android might be the next platform donned by the Xperia line when Sony Ericsson mentioned that the brand wasn’t tied to Windows Mobile? We’ve got bad news. In Copenhagen this week, Sony Ericsson’s chief technology architect, Mats Lindoff, confirmed that while they had a few prototype Android devices back in the labs, they… Read More