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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  • NVISION08: Mirror's Edge for PC hands-on

    I snuck onto the floor at NVISION08 a bit before the doors opened and, while most people were still setting up and not looking to talk, the folks from EA/Dice had just finished setting up the booth for PC version of Mirror’s Edge. Having watched a number of demo videos and developer walk through for Mirror’s Edge, I had always wondered how well the controls would work mapped out… Read More

  • NVISION08: Tricia Helfer talks Battlestar Galactica movie

    Anybody sittin’ on their edge of their seats for the very-recently confirmed Battlestar Galactica prequel just had a few more weeks tacked on to their wait. During the NVISION08 Conference keynote here in San Jose, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang welcomed ol’ Number Six (Tricia Helfer) on stage, and she let slip a bit of bad news. After showing off various visual trickery used in the… Read More

  • Nokia announces N79 and N85

    Though we’ve been hearing whispers of these guys for a while, Nokia’s finally gone and made the N79 and N85 official. The N85 will be replacing the year old N81, while the N79 will be replacing the just months old N78. Manage to read through all of those NXXs and NYYs without getting a headache? Head on over to MobileCrunch for more details. Read More

  • Leaked Verizon docs: Whatever, iPhone sucks anyways

    You know things are goin’ awry when your employees interpret “Confidential and proprietary material for authorized Verizon Wireless personnel and Agents only” to mean “Send this to the Boy Genius immediately.” The document pretty much rounds up every nit pick the blogosphere has had with the iPhone 3G since day one — faux price drops, whonky data plans… Read More

  • Nokia announces N79 and N85

    Nokia announced two new handsets this morning, both revamped replacements of models yore. First up is the Nokia N79, which will be replacing the N78 that hit the shelves only months ago. You ever meet a pair of twins, but its blatantly apparent which one got the good genes? The N79 got the good genes here. It’s got the 5 megapixel camera (up from 3.2), dual LED flash, 3G, GPS, and… Read More

  • iPhone's 3G antenna put to the test in a $110,000 metal box


    SCIENCE. When murmurs of the new iPhone’s purported subpar 3G performance made its way around to Sweden, a company called Bluetest decided to try and determine once and for all if we all just had a case of the crazies. They stuck an iPhone 3G into a $110,000 noise-free chamber along with a simulated base station, and tested communications in both directions. Then they did the same tests… Read More

  • New "Leaked" MacBook Pro ad = super fake

    After winding up on the front page of Digg, it took all of about 5 minutes before this one started making its way down the tip lines. It’s fake, folks. If the shading and the trackpad’s ridiculously skinny button aren’t proof enough, just check out the fan concept art thread on Neowin where it originated almost two weeks ago. Read More

  • Today on MobileCrunch

    The CrunchGear administration panel has refused to play friendly with me all morning, so we’ve been a bit mum on mobile news on this side of the fence. Don’t worry – we’ve been covering it all on MobileCrunch. Here’s a quick round up of stuff you may have missed today: Skyfire beta open to all until August 30th FCC spills the beans on Nokia 2680 for… Read More

  • Details for Motorola VU30 Rapture leaked

    PhoneArena managed to get their hands on the manual for a new Motorola flip phone heading toward Verizon. Previously only known as the VU30, the handset has now been dubbed “Rapture”. Apparently someone at Motorola or Verizon thinks this phone is in line with the second coming of Jesus Christ. Of course, they could be using one of the other definitions – either way, probably… Read More

  • Palm Treo Pro made by HTC

    First the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, and now the Treo Pro – it’s starting to look like if you’re aiming to make up for a few years of stale design, you call in HTC to make your handset for you. Digitimes is reporting that sources at handset vendors have pegged Taiwan’s good ol’ High Tech Computer as the manufacturer of Palm’s pretty little newcomer that… Read More

  • [Updated] Soulja Boy gets a sort of special Xbox 360 themed Sidekick LX

    YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!!! Besides being a master lyricist with such classic lines as “Gurl B Double O-T-Y-M-E A T You Know It Dats Dat Bootymeat”, Soulja Boy also happens to be a cell phone aficionado and a super amazing gamer. Knowing this, Danger apparently sent him an otherwise unreleased Xbox 360 themed Sidekick LX, which he in turn filmed and put online. Update: And by that, of course… Read More

  • AIM for Windows Mobile comes out of beta


    Pic via MobileBurn.com With a notable chunk of the mobile market being made up of IM-addicted hooligans, a solid AIM application is pretty much an absolute must for any platform. It’s somewhere that Windows Mobile has been lagging behind for years – while there are plenty of AIM offerings for the devices, the vast majority look and run like they were designed for Windows 3.1x… Read More

  • LG KC910, the 8-megapixel Viewty II

    PhoneArena‘s got the scoop on LG’s newest all-in-one multimedia endeavor, which will be known as the LG KC910 until someone gets around to rebranding it. Skipping the obvious aesthetic comparison to that other touchscreen handset, we’ll go ahead and get to the marrow of the story: this one’s a friggin’ beast. Check out these specs: 8 mp shooter w/ Xenon flash… Read More

  • Skyfire beta open to all until August 30th

    Aching to try out the Skyfire browser, but just can’t seem to find a way into the beta? In order to get the word out there about the recently added Silverlight support , Skyfire has decided to open up the doors to everyone for the next 8 days. On the eve of the Olympics, we added Silverlight support to Skyfire, meaning that Skyfire users can watch any ofthe 2200+ hours of Olympics… Read More

  • FCC spills the beans on Nokia 2680 for AT&T

    Sometimes, the FCC can be an outlet for the most interesting of goods. Other times, the only things they have to share are things like the Nokia 2680 slider phone. There’s nothing wrong with the Nokia 2680 – baseline handsets are a key product for the huge chunk of the market that isn’t completely obsessed with their phone. Hell, we wouldn’t even make fun of you if… Read More

  • 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

    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

    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

    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