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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  • Aussie school to launch iPhone game development course

    So, you’ve heard the stories of developers making enough coin selling iPhone applications to swim around in it Scrooge McDuck style. “I love iPhone applications more than anyone!”, you thought to yourself, “I should make them!” So you picked up a book on Objective C and Cocoa, spent about 20 minutes with it, and then decided to dedicate your life to something… Read More

  • Rockstar: GTA "didn't feel natural" to develop on the Wii

    Imagine: Grand Theft Auto on the Wii. Need to hail a cab? Just wave the wiimote around in the air. Tryin’ to stab a guy? Shank him with the wiimote. Taking your e-girlfriend out for burgers? Eat the wiimote. Sounds like a perfect fit, right? Rockstar doesn’t think so. In a recent Nintendo Power interview, Rockstar co-founder said that they didn’t develop a GTA game for the… Read More

  • Timberland to pay $7 million to settle SMS spam lawsuit

    Timberland, makers of boots and outdoor wear, and GSI Commerce, the e-commerce company behind the online presence of Timberland and many other companies, might just owe you some money. After a heap of unauthorized ad-filled text messages were sent out between January 2003 and August 2008, frustrated recipients banded together for a class action lawsuit. Though the companies insist that the… Read More

  • Kingston 8GB SDHC Kit Giveaway: Congrats to our first winner. Who's next?

    Congratulations to the winner of the first round of our Kingston 8GB SDHC card giveaway marathon, Orlando. We’ve still got four to give away over the next 10 days, so be sure to enter! How do you enter? Comment on any story published between 9/21 and 9/23. Every story you comment on is one entry. If you comment on 5 stories, that’s 5 entries. Only one entry per post is counted… Read More

  • Vodafone bringing the BlackBerry Storm to the UK?

    We’ve got a bit of good news for anybody lookin’ to get their mitts on the BlackBerry Storm over in the UK. According to Pocket-lint, Vodafone will be bringing the touchscreen handset to the sovereign isle sometime in the next two months. Read the rest at MobileCrunch >> Read More

  • Vodafone bringing the BlackBerry Storm to the UK?

    We’ve got a bit of good news for anybody lookin’ to get their mitts on the BlackBerry Storm over in the UK. According to Pocket-lint, Vodafone will be bringing the touchscreen handset to the sovereign isle sometime in the next two months. Be it that their sources ring true, Vodafone should be making an announcement in early October, with the actual product hitting the shelves… Read More

  • Nokia Photos 1.5 beta released, now with geotagging

    A beta version of Nokia’s mobile media management software, Nokia Photos 1.5, has been released, complete with a visual overhaul and a handful of new features.

    The New Features:
    Picture/Video management support for any S60 device, digital camera, memory stick, or local hard drive Automatically converts and compresses media for playback on your handset for the sake of optimal storage… Read More

  • Digital Imaging Systems announces 9 MP camera for mobile handsets

    With the SE C905, Samsung INNOV8, and LG Renoir set to duke it out for the 8 megapixel handset throne over the next few months, what’s the obvious next step? More megapixels, of course! Camera module developer Digital Imaging Systems has bumped it up a notch with the announcement of DIS6931, the world’s first 9 megapixel camera phone module. With its relatively hasty autofocus… Read More

  • Apple blocks MailWrangler application for no good reason

    Good news, iPhone developers! If your application is vaguely similar in function to Apple’s own offerings, it might not ever see the light of day — even if it provides useful functionality that Apple’s application doesn’t. Over the weekend, developer Angelo DiNardi told the tale of his would-be App Store application, MailWrangler, via his blog. By embedding Webkit… Read More

  • Verizon announces month-to-month service plans

    Just a day late of the rumored date, Verizon has announced month-to-month, contract free service plans. If you’re willing to pay full price for a phone or can bring your own handset to the table, you’re free to bail out at the end of each monthly billing period without paying any sort of early termination fee. All of Verizon’s voice and data plans are available… Read More

  • UTStarcom Knick: It's like a Sidekick that makes your neck hurt

    We only know a few things about the newly found Sidekick-lookin’ UTStarcom Knick: It appears to be heading to AT&T, and unless they get a handle on rotating that screen when the QWERTY keyboard is slid out, you might be heading to the chiropractor after using one. At first it seemed like a mistake in the promo shot, but even in the live shot Engadget dug up, a chunk of the on-screen… Read More

  • T-Mobile's coverage maps now include 3G

    Just about every time we’ve mentioned T-Mobile’s 3G rollout, someone has stopped by to ask their fellow commenters for insight on what the coverage might be like in their specific city. Unfortunately, their inquiries generally went unanswered. Now that T-Mobile has gotten around to adding 3G signal to their coverage map, curious commenters now have a way to help themselves. If… Read More

  • Mozilla aiming for Firefox Mobile release before 2010

    Ever since that concept video sprouted up back in June, I’ve been achin’ to put my hands all over Mozilla’s venture into the mobile realm, Firefox Mobile. When Mitchell Baker published a list of proposed goals for 2010 that included “have an effective product in the mobile market”, many took that as the first mention of a tentative 2010 release date for the… Read More

  • Mega Man 9 release dates announced

    Over the next 2 weeks, console gamers around the country will be throwing their controllers at the floor in frustration after being repeatedly owned by Mega Man 9’s nostalgic greatness. Capcom has announced the North American release dates as follows: Wii: September 22nd for 1000 Wii points via Wii Shop channel PS3: September 25th for $9.99 via PSN Xbox 360: October 1st for 800 points… Read More

  • It's like Marble Madness, except it's a desk.

    You could drop a few grand on a desk, and it’d still be just that: a desk. Plain and simple, little more than an extravagant dinner tray. Tineke Beunder wanted more than that. Tineke Beunder wanted a desk that wowed all that dared rest their eyes on it. So Tineke Beunder built “Marbelous”, the awesome work of woodcarving you see above. Drop the marbles through the top… Read More

  • XBMC rolls into Beta for OS X, Windows, and Linux

    We’ve touched on it before, but to recap: Back in the day when modding your Xbox was a criterion of geekdom, Xbox Media Center was king. Pictures, videos, file streaming, skinning, application launching, script support – you name it, and Xbox Media Center could probably get it done. With its awesome codec support and surprisingly vast functionality, it quickly built up a… 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: 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