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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  • Lenovo's new GPS handset, the P990

    Did you know that Lenovo makes phones? We don’t hear about’em very often on this side of the Pacific, but it turns out that they actually have a whole friggin’ lot of’em. The newest addition is the Lenovo P990, a dual-band GMS/GPRS phone being offered over in China. Besides the novelty of the brand, there isn’t much you couldn’t find in a handset locally… Read More

  • Fring adds Nokia E66 support

    Fring has a thing for Nokia as of late, it seems. It wasn’t too long ago that they added N810 support; then two days ago, they added support for the Nokia E71. Now they’ve gone and added the Nokia E66 to the list. I’d point out that there are other handsets Fring can be adding support for, but it seems like they’ve already got most of them covered. If you’re… Read More

  • Sprint's roadmap for the next 10 months leaked

    Yikes. I’d imagine that heads are going to roll over at Sprint HQ over this one. BGR managed to get their hands on a presentation outlining everything Sprint’s currently got planned until the middle of 2009.

    The main morsel in the slides is the BlackBerry 9350i, a Nextel Direct Connect ready BlackBerry with Curve like aesthetics. In addition to its iDEN friendliness, it’s… Read More

  • Oh look, the RAZR VE20

    Oh, RAZR series. How I loathe you. You’re ugly from every angle, your keypad is trash – yet, the fact that every carrier gives you away for beads and dirt means you’re in the hands of every soccer mom and sorority girl on the planet. Someone got their hands on the next in this series of trashphones, and sent a bunch of shots over to PhoneArena. Not surprisingly, it looks… Read More

  • Best Buy to sell iPhone 3G starting in September

    If you’re one of the four people with a Best Buy nearby without any AT&T or Apple stores just as close, who also happens to want an iPhone 3G, you’re in luck! Best Buy has announced that they will begin carrying the iPhone 3G starting on September 7th. Jokes about futility aside, this actually ups iPhone retail locations by about 30% (up from around 2,200 to around… Read More

  • What's eating the iPhone's 3G?

    When reception is low, the first one up on the ranter’s chopping block tends to be the carrier. Such is the case for AT&T; since the iPhone 3Gs launch, much flack has been sent their way over lackluster 3G signal, slow speeds, and dropped calls on the device. Thing is, AT&T doesn’t seem to be the one we should be pointing a finger at. Complaints of poor 3G reception have… Read More

  • Fire Eagle's page design looks mighty familiar..

    Fire Eagle, Yahoo’s platform built specifically for storing/broadcasting your current location, opened its doors to the public today. For the first time, any joe off the street can check out what Fire Eagle has to offer. Lets take a lo.. wait a second. I’ve seen this layout before. Rolling green hills populated with round-cornered buildings and perfectly circular trees, hovering… Read More

  • All kinds of Mega Man 9 video goodness goes live

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=38234 Mega Man 9′s step back to the golden days is exactly what the series needs. Seriously. It has been years since I’ve been this excited about getting frustrated and throwing my controller at the wall. Sneak peaks at two of the game’s levels showed up online today, along with the opening cinematic shown above. Though… Read More

  • HTC Touch Diamond ROM 1.93 now available for all

    While HTC Touch Diamond owners in Hong Kong have been running 1.93 for a few weeks now, folks everywhere else in the world have been out of luck and out of date. Until today, that is. With the release of V1.93 ROMs for the UK and most other European countries, just about everyone can get to patchin’. According to Coolsmartphone, known changes include “camera navigation, text… Read More

  • What's eating the iPhone's 3G?

    When reception is low, the first one up on the ranter’s chopping plate tends to be the carrier. Such is the case for AT&T; since the iPhone 3Gs launch, much flack has been sent their way over lackluster 3G signal, slow speeds, and dropped calls on the device. Thing is, AT&T doesn’t seem to be the one we should be pointing a finger at. Complaints of poor 3G reception have… Read More

  • Blackberry Bold reviewed

    Apparently August 12th is a holiday for anybody in the mobile industry. At least, that’s what I derive from the fact that nothing is going on. What are you, the devoted mobile blog reader, to do for entertainment? You could go have a snackpack and watch some day-time soaps .. or, even better, you could read David Flynn’s BlackBerry Bold review over at APC Mag. It’s about… Read More

  • HTC to launch the Android-powered Dream in September?

    While it’s still up in the air whether anyone actually cares about Android, people sure like to talk about it. Just last week, a Global Equities Research analyst’s proclamation that the first Android handsets would miss their 2008 target was enough to set message boards around the tubes ablaze, until HTC came along and cleared things up. Piggybacking on HTC’s tidings of… Read More

  • Motorola Alexander minus QWERTY equals Motorola Atila

    When shots of Motorola’s last-ditch handset effort, the Alexander, got out a few days ago, a resounding “meh” shot out across the internet. “Meh” on Windows Mobile 6.1, some said. “Meh” on the painful looking keyboard, said others. If the Alexander didn’t get you pumped, perhaps its just spotted sans-QWERTY plus-Touchscreen counterpart, the… Read More

  • Steve Jobs talks App Store: 60 million downloads, $30 million in the first month

    If you were one of the 10 people who thought the App Store would be a failure, you might want to check out this WSJ article. Also, stop talking to yourself on the subway and wearing rain boots in the middle of summer, crazyface. Speaking of the App store for the first time since its launch, Steve Jobs has revealed some numbers. In its first 30 days, Apple has already pushed 60 million downloads… Read More

  • Sanyo releases jumbo-res Katana Eclipse product shots

    With the Katana Eclipse rumored to be launching on Sprint in the next 2-3 weeks, I’m sure there are at least a handful of Sanyo fans out there just dying for some poster-sized Katana goodness. Fear not, hungry eyes – Sanyo’s got your back. Check out the new high resolution Katana Eclipse gallery here. [Via Phonenews] Read More

  • Motorola Alexander minus QWERTY equals Motorola Atila

    When shots of Motorola’s last-ditch handset effort, the Alexander, got out a few days ago, a resounding “meh” shot out across the internet. “Meh” on Windows Mobile 6.1, some said. “Meh” on the painful looking keyboard, said others. If the Alexander didn’t get you pumped, perhaps its just spotted sans-QWERTY plus-Touchscreen counterpart, the… Read More

  • Fring adds E71 support

    So, you’ve got your shiny new E71. You’ve also got a bunch of Skype buddies. If only there were some way to combine the two. You’d be unstoppable! You could start a pack of crime-fighting super heroes, fueled by the convenience of VoIP! Fortunately, fring hates crime just as much as you do. They want to help you use your Nokia E71 to connect with your crime-crushing… Read More

  • Sanyo Katana Eclipse on the way, launches on Bell Mobility

    The Sanyo Katana was just one of those phones that just stayed on the shelves for way longer than anyone expected. But why? Sure, it had some pretty well-marketed TTY features, but that’s nothing unique. Oh – and it was Dr. Turk’s phone on Scrubs. Whatever the cause, it’s one of the few phones that Sprint might still pitch at you two years after launch. Well… Read More

  • Has Apple killed the MobileMe status blog?

    On July 25th, a new item showed up on the Apple’s MobileMe page: “Status”. In order to better communicate with an angry userbase while potentially pacifying the harsh-tonged masses, this page would serve as a small glimpse behind the doors of the MobileMe HQ for anyone who cared to look. At the beginning, all was well. Every other day brought a herald of both good and bad. Read More

  • Good night, Sidekick Slide

    After a nasty factory defect in the early batches followed by months of inadequate sales, it’s not really any surprise that T-Mobile has decided to nix the Motorola-made Sidekick Slide from their line up. To be honest, it’s a bit more surprising that it lasted as long as it did. When widespread rumors of a recall start trickling out within weeks of a device’s launch… Read More