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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  • Sprint Nextel price slashes tethering plans.. sort of.

    Sprint Nextel price slashes tethering plans.. sort of.

    (Sort of) Good news, everyone! Sprint has decided to cut prices on their phone-as-modem tethering plans, taking it from $50 dollars per month down to $15. Of course, there’s a bit of a catch. With the change, tethering has become an add-on rather than a stand-alone option. First you’ve gotta rock a separate data plan, which will set you back somewhere between 30 to 70 bucks a… Read More

  • Call of Duty: World at War gameplay footage

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=38818 Wait, what? A first-person shooter.. about World War II? That’s.. that’s incredible! Why has no one done this before? I’m still on the fence with this one. On one hand, Infinity Ward set the bar really high with Call of Duty 4, and I’m far beyond sick of WWII games. On the other, holy crap look at that flame thrower. Read More

  • New QuickPwn released, iPhone firmware 2.0.2 jailbroken

    New QuickPwn released, iPhone firmware 2.0.2 jailbroken

    Bam! Just 3 days after its release, the 2.0.2 firmware update has been made safe for jailbreak lovers by the always prompt iPhone dev team. Find out more at MobileCrunch >> Read More

  • New QuickPwn released, iPhone firmware 2.0.2 jailbroken

    New QuickPwn released, iPhone firmware 2.0.2 jailbroken

    Bam! Just 3 days after its release, the 2.0.2 firmware update has been made safe for jailbreak lovers by the always prompt iPhone dev team. It’s a Quickpwn, meaning they’ve taken a lot of the cludge out of the process to speed things up. However, it also means that it won’t update (or unlock) your iPhone/iTouch – just jailbreak it. It’s up to you to update… Read More

  • Xbox 360 getting price cuts in September

    Xbox 360 getting price cuts in September

    According to Joystiq, it looks like the 360 is getting an all-around price slash sometime before September 7th. While the 60 GB model will be dropping from $349 to $299 and the Elite will be dropping for $449 to $399, the biggest mark down is on the Arcade model: it’s plummeting a full 80 bucks, from $279 to $199. If you haven’t already grabbed one, the coming weeks will be prime… Read More

  • iPhone 3G gets blinged out with 475 fine cut diamonds

    iPhone 3G gets blinged out with 475 fine cut diamonds

    Hah! Just when we were starting to think today might be a slow news day, word came in on this little gem: bedazller jeweler Knalihs Anthem has studded out 50 iPhone 3G handsets with 475 diamonds each, and wants to sell you one. How much, you ask? If you manage to nab one of the first 10, you’ll walk away with it for a paltry $10,000. Jeez! That’s less than I pay my butlers per… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson makes the 3G-ready TM506 official

    Sony Ericsson makes the 3G-ready TM506 official

    This one has been hanging out in the rumor mill for a few weeks now, but now Sony Ericsson’s gone and made the official announcement. Just in time for the T-Mo 3G rollout, the TM506 flip is Sony Ericsson’s first handset to support T-Mobile’s high-speed offerings on the AWS spectrum (1700/2100). Also packed beneath its shiny shell (offered in Chrome/Amber or Emerald) are a 2… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson makes the 3G-ready TM506 official

    Sony Ericsson makes the 3G-ready TM506 official

    This one has been hanging out in the rumor mill for a few weeks now, but now Sony Ericsson’s gone and made the official announcement. Just in time for the 3G rollout, the TM506 flip is Sony Ericsson’s first handset to support T-Mobile’s high-speed offerings on the AWS spectrum (1700/2100). Also packed beneath its shiny shell (offered in Chrome/Amber or Emerald) are a 2 mp… Read More

  • Q&A with Vuclip CEO Nickhil Jakatdar

    Q&A with Vuclip CEO Nickhil Jakatdar

    Just yesterday, the mobile video search and delivery service Blueapple.mobi announced that they had reidentified themselves as Vuclip.com after a year and a half of developing under the radar. Unlike most video delivery services which pre-encode and store a library of videos for each handset’s required format and resolution, Vuclip transcodes videos from a number of popular video… Read More

  • LG PRADA II shot leaked

    LG PRADA II shot leaked

        The Boy Genius just pushed this live shot of what’s purported to be the next product coming from the LG/PRADA partnership, aptly named the PRADA II. Borrowing much from the aesthetics of the original PRADA phone, the only visible change is the slide-out keyboard. Nothing is known about the handset besides what you can see in this shot, so it may be a while before we get wind of… Read More

  • LG PRADA II shot leaked

    LG PRADA II shot leaked

    The Boy Genius just pushed this live shot of what’s purported to be the next product coming from the LG/PRADA partnership, aptly named the PRADA II. Borrowing much from the aesthetics of the original PRADA phone, the only visible change is the slide-out keyboard. Nothing is known about the handset besides what you can see in this shot, so it may be a while before we get wind of… Read More

  • Video: How to disassemble the BlackBerry Bold you don't have yet

    Sure, chances are you’re part of the huge majority still waiting for their carrier to release the BlackBerry Bold. Just in case you wanted to see how to splay one out in under 3 minutes, some folks up in Canada have put the whole strip-down on film. Check it out up above. [Via MobileSyrup] Read More

  • AT&T introduces Sony Ericsson W350 Walkman

    AT&T introduces Sony Ericsson W350 Walkman

    Oh, the W350. You’re so beautiful when you’re closed. Pop open that flip-down cover over the number pad, however, and everyone starts to wonder how they made such a slim phone in 1989. Two-faced aesthetics aside, AT&T launched the W350 this morning alongside the LG Invision. For 30 bucks after a $50 dollar rebate and a 2-year agreement, the W350 packs quad-band GSM, a 1.3… Read More

  • AT&T introduces Sony Ericsson W350 Walkman

    AT&T introduces Sony Ericsson W350 Walkman

    Oh, the W350. You’re so beautiful when you’re closed. Pop open that flip-down cover over the number pad, however, and everyone starts to wonder how they made such a slim phone in 1989. Two-faced aesthetics aside, AT&T launched the W350 this morning alongside the LG Invision. For 30 bucks after a $50 dollar rebate and a 2-year agreement, the W350 packs quad-band GSM, a 1.3… Read More

  • T-Mobile 3G rollout dates revealed

    T-Mobile 3G rollout dates revealed

    With the Android-powered HTC Dream launching on their network sometime in the next few months, T-Mobile’s feelin’ the heat to get their 3G network as prepped as possible. Just a few weeks ago, a poster taped to someone’s wall told us that 3G would hit October 1st. While we had looked forward to hosting a big nationwide T-Mobile 3G countdown on September 30th, CellPhone Signal… Read More

  • T-Mobile 3G rollout dates revealed

    T-Mobile 3G rollout dates revealed

    With the Android-powered HTC Dream launching on their network sometime in the next few months, T-Mobile’s feelin’ the heat to get their 3G network as prepped as possible. Just a few weeks ago, a poster taped to someone’s wall told us that 3G would hit October 1st. While we had looked forward to hosting a big nationwide T-Mobile 3G countdown on September 30th, CellPhone Signal… Read More

  • AT&T launches the LG Invision

    AT&T launches the LG Invision

    You love watching live TV on the go, but you face the same problem as all of us: They just don’t make pants with pockets big enough to carry your TV set. Even if it does fit, you’re sure as hell not going to squeeze your set-top box and a bunch of remotes in there too. AT&T’s come up with a crazy solution: instead of making the pant pockets bigger, make the… Read More

  • OpenClip framework brings cross-application copy/paste to iPhone

    OpenClip framework brings cross-application copy/paste to iPhone


    Not too long ago, Proximi gave iPhone users a glimpse of how copy and paste could work on their handsets with the release of MagicPad. Unfortunately, the copy and paste functionality only went as far as the limitations of Apple’s SDK allowed; while you could copy from one MagicPad document to another, you couldn’t copy from a MagicPad document to Safari. It wasn’t exactly… Read More

  • OpenClip framework brings cross-application copy/paste to iPhone

    Not too long ago, Proximi gave iPhone users a glimpse of how copy and paste could work on their handsets with the release of MagicPad. Unfortunately, the copy and paste functionality only went as far as the limitations of Apple’s SDK allowed; while you could copy from one MagicPad document to another, you couldn’t copy from a MagicPad document to Safari. It wasn’t exactly… Read More

  • Motorola Q9h gets revamped in silver, comes with WinMo 6.1

    Motorola Q9h gets revamped in silver, comes with WinMo 6.1

    Fanfare? What’s that? Out of the blue, AT&T stores have started receiving shipments of newly renovated Motorola Q9h. Sure, it’s just a new chrome & silver body wrapped around the same hardware, pre-flashed with WinMo 6.1. But man, does it look better in silver or what? Word is that they’re just demo units for now, so don’t hike over to your local AT&T spot… Read More