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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  • E-TEN announces 3 new Glofiish

    E-TEN announces 3 new Glofiish

    E-TEN has announced 3 new Glofiish Windows Mobile 6.1 handsets from Computex 2008, managing to score the “Best Choice of Computex” award for one. From left to right, in the image above: X610: Budget handset, intended primarily for basic communications and GPS. X900: A followup to E-TEN’s X800 – UTMS/HSDPA, VoIP Calling, VGA display DX900: This is the first Windows… Read More

  • Samsung Instinct unboxed via MMS

    Samsung Instinct unboxed via MMS

    Whenever a new device launches, there tends to be an unspoken battle amongst all of the sites to get the best unboxing shots up before anyone else. It’s madness. Well, it looks like some Sprint employee has beaten everyone to the punch by about 2 1/2 weeks. Josh33_unc over at SprintUsers was treated to an unboxing gallery via a series of MMS sent by a buddy at Sprint, and he was cool… Read More

  • Good shots of the Samsung i900 finally surface

    Good shots of the Samsung i900 finally surface

    While the Samsung i900 was announced almost a month and a half ago, every shot of the handset released thus far has been crap. The best shot of it was a black and white mock up, watermarked to the point of insanity. Chinese news site pconline.com.cn managed to get a hands on with the device, and they were nice enough to bring back some visuals. The i900 is Samsung’s newest Windows… Read More

  • Whrrl rolls out client for BlackBerry users

    Whrrl rolls out client for BlackBerry users

    Pelago’s mobile social discovery service Whrrl ties the social networking concept into a map of your surrounding area, allowing users to rate and review local spots, and share their current location and status with trusted friends. While it’s an awesome idea, its growth thus far has been stunted by its limited list of native mobile clients. Sure, users could interact with Whrrl via… Read More

  • iPhone 2 Rumor Round-up

    iPhone 2 Rumor Round-up

    With seven days to go before WWDC, the 3G iPhone rumor mill is pretty much on fire. Some of the rumors are pretty bonkers, but most of the more popular ones are pretty darn reasonable. In the name of science, we’ve pushed all of the rumors through our FCF (Fanboy Crap Filter), and rated the more likely rumors on the PKL (Pre-keynote Legitometer) scale. Lets take a look: Rumor: It’ll… Read More

  • Rumor Roundup: 3G iPhone

    Rumor Roundup: 3G iPhone

    With right around a week to go before WWDC, the iPhone rumor mill is churnin’ like its never churned before. In the name of science, we’ve pushed all of the rumors through our FCF (Fanboy Crap Filter), and rated the more likely rumors on the PKL (Pre-keynote Legitometer) scale. Will it ship the day it’s announced? Will it have a front facing camera? Slap on your speculation… Read More

  • Rumor Roundup: 3G iPhone

    Rumor Roundup: 3G iPhone

    With seven days to go before WWDC, the 3G iPhone rumor mill is pretty much on fire. Some of the rumors are pretty bonkers, but most of the more popular ones are pretty darn reasonable. In the name of science, we’ve pushed all of the rumors through our FCF (Fanboy Crap Filter), and rated the more likely rumors on the PKL (Pre-keynote Legitometer) scale. Lets take a look: Rumor: It’ll… Read More

  • HTC Touch Diamond ROM dumped, ported to other HTC handsets

    HTC Touch Diamond ROM dumped, ported to other HTC handsets

    Even though the HTC Touch Diamond is barely out the doors, the talented magicians over at xda-developers have already managed to dump the Diamond’s ROM and are quickly getting it up and running on other HTC handsets. Within hours of release, the ROM is already reported as functional on the HTC Touch Elfin and the HTC Kaiser, with more in the works. While it’s ultra unlikely that… Read More

  • 4 more Sony Ericsson demo videos released

    4 more Sony Ericsson demo videos released

    Jeez – there has been a pretty much constant flow of Sony Ericsson demo videos over the past few days. First the Paris, then the BeiBei, and now demos for the W760, W980, G700, and G900 have hit YouTube. These new ones aren’t quite as exciting as the others, as they’ve already been formally announced — but it’s still nice to see them in action. Sony Ericsson… Read More

  • Two Nokia Supernova phones leaked

    Two Nokia Supernova phones leaked

    It seems like Nokia is pretty dedicated to their new female-focused Supernova line. The super shiny Nokia 7310 Supernova trickled out to parts of the Asian market over the weekend, and now details on two more Supernova handsets have leaked out. The model numbers rumored to be tied to these S40 handsets are bit dubious as one has already been used by Nokia in the past, but they’re… Read More

  • The past week on MobileCrunch

    Top stories for the week of 5/25/08 – 5/31/08: Rumor: 3G iPhone to be delayed? Monsoon Multimedia to announce HAVA player for S60 tomorrow Adobe and Qualcomm partner to integrate Flash into BREW Samsung Soul slider reborn as candybar, dubbed Soulb Sprint’s QChat PTT going national in June RIM to meet with Indian Officials over Security Issues Hutchison Telecom bringing iPhone to… Read More

  • Sidekick LX over the air update will be packed with goodies

    Sidekick LX over the air update will be packed with goodies

    With the Sidekick Gekko expected to launch soon at a wallet-friendly price, it looks like Danger is giving the higher-end Sidekick LX the update treatment to keep it in the top spot. While there doesn’t seem to be a concrete date when the OTA update will roll out, the guys at Hiptop3 managed to get the rundown on some of the coming features. Video playback and recording through the… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson BeiBei demo video released

    Hot on the trail of the Sony Ericsson Paris video we saw a few days ago, a demo video of the equally unannounced-yet-widely-known-about Sony Ericsson G702 BeiBei has hit the tubes. Unfortunately, the guy with the snazzy cardigan from the Paris video doesn’t make an appearance this time around. Like the Paris, the WiFi totin’ BeiBei is expected to get its official announcement at… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile Festival Wild Card Special Edition

    Virgin Mobile Festival Wild Card Special Edition

    To celebrate the Virgin Mobile Festival coming up in August, Virgin and Kyocera are launching a limited run of the custom-themed Virgin Mobile Festival Wild Card Special Edition. Believe it not, that’s supposedly an abridged version the device’s full name: Virgin Mobile Festival Wild Card Special Edition Ultra Mobile Xtreme Deux Plus. Deluxe. They’re throwing in all kinds… Read More

  • Hutchison Telecom bringing iPhone to Hong Kong

    Hutchison Telecom bringing iPhone to Hong Kong

    Joining Japan and Korea on the list of Asian countries planning on bringing the iPhone over, Hutchison Telecom is set to bring the iPhone to Hong Kong and Macau within the next few months. They’re being a bit hush-hush about the specifics, especially about whether the iPhone they’ll offer will be 2G or 3G – but it’s pretty safe to assume it’ll be the latter. Still… Read More

  • Samsung Soul slider reborn as candybar, dubbed Soulb

    Samsung Soul slider reborn as candybar, dubbed Soulb

    Samsung has announced the Soulb, which they say contains “all the merits of Soul DNA” in a candy bar form factor. The names an interesting one — though I’m unable to replicate it here without using an image, the trailing b in Soulb is actually written as if it were a superscript, like so: . How would that be pronounced? Soul to the power of b? Soul-bee? Soul… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Paris demo spot hits the Internets

    Sony Ericsson Paris demo spot hits the Internets

    Someone managed to get their hands on the ad spot for Sony Ericsson’s P5 Paris, and as with just about any video with “Paris” in the title, it wound up on the internet for all to see. Details about this QWERTY/NumPad combo slider have been leaking out since the beginning of April — word is it’ll be made official at Sony Ericsson’s press conference in… Read More

  • Rumor: 3G iPhone to be delayed?

    Rumor: 3G iPhone to be delayed?

    Well, this one is just about as speculatory as it gets: Infineon, who might be supplying the chips for the 3G iPhone, announced this morning that they are seeing less demand for HSDPA chips than they expected from an unnamed project. Analysts are guessing this means the next iPhone has either been delayed, or will launch with lower volumes. Nothing to worry about, iPhone fans. If Steve planned… Read More

  • Windows Live for Nokia expanding availability

    Windows Live for Nokia expanding availability

    Windows Live for Nokia is a service that brings Live Contacts, Messenger, Hotmail, and Spaces to the Nokia S60 platform. While it has been available in many parts of the world for quite a while, the US and a number of other countries have been missing out. Today, Phil Holden announced on his blog that Windows Live for Nokia would be rolling out in 7 new markets, bringing the total up to 33. Read More

  • Samsung Soul slider reborn as candybar, dubbed Soulb

    Samsung Soul slider reborn as candybar, dubbed Soulb

    Samsung has announced the Soulb, which they say contains “all the merits of Soul DNA” in a candy bar form factor. The names an interesting one — though I’m unable to replicate it here without using an image, the trailing b in Soulb is actually written as if it were a superscript, like so: . How would that be pronounced? Soul to the power of b? Soul-bee? Soul… Read More