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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  • Opera Mobile 9.5 coming July 15th


    Following a series of delays after its announcement at February’s Mobile World Congress, it looks like Opera Mobile 9.5 is finally ready to make its public beta debut. According to the official Opera Mobile blog , it will be available for download on Opera.com starting on July 15th. For just about every Opera Mobile fan, the 15th can’t come soon enough. Powered by the same… Read More

  • Helio posts Virgin Mobile acquisition Q&A

    Oh, how I shall miss Helio. In light of this morning’s long expected announcement that Virgin Mobile had purchased Helio, a Q&A has gone up to answer some of the more pressing questions. It’s all pretty straightforward: there will be no service interruption, new members are welcome, contracts are still valid, and they expect the Helio brand will eventually be dissolved. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson announces a trio of bluetooth headsets

    Joining the list of other products announced by Sony Ericsson at their press event in Singapore are three Bluetooth headsets: the HBH-PV715, 720, and 740. No pricing announced, hittin’ the shelves in Q4 08. Read More

  • CrunchNetwork Singapore Meet-up

    I’m in Singapore for CommunicAsia, and would love to do a meet-and-greet with any MobileCrunch/TechCrunch/CrunchGear readers while I’m here. If you’re in the area, drop me a line at greg@crunchgear.com or call +1 201-951-6516. Update: We are meeting at Zouk at 8 pm, contact me for further details Read More

  • We put our hands all over the Sony Ericsson C905

    After just about every bean the C905 had to offer spilled out last week, I’ve been achin’ to check out this portly-but-pretty 8.1 megapixel shooter phone. I had a brief opportunity to put my mitts all over it following Sony Ericsson’s press announcement in Singapore – read about it over at MobileCrunch. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson announces a trio of bluetooth headsets

    Joining the list of other products announced by Sony Ericsson at their press event in Singapore are three Bluetooth headsets: the HBH-PV715, 720, and 740. No pricing announced, hittin’ the shelves in Q4 08. From left to right, below: HBH-PV715: “No-Fuss” headset 10 hours of talk time, 700 hours of standby Available in black or white. HBH-PV720: 3 “Style-up”… Read More

  • CrunchNetwork Singapore Meet-up


    Greg from MobileCrunch here. I’m in Singapore for CommunicAsia and would love to sit down with some CrunchGear/TechCrunch readers for a meet-and-greet. Drop me a line at greg@crunchgear.com or call +1 201-951-6516. Update: We are meeting at Zouk at 8 pm, contact me for further details Read More

  • CrunchNetwork Singapore Meet-up

    I’m in Singapore for CommunicAsia, and would love to do a meet-and-greet with any MobileCrunch/TechCrunch/CrunchGear readers while I’m here. If you’re in the area, drop me a line at greg@crunchgear.com or call +1 201-951-6516. Update: We are meeting at Zouk at 8 pm, contact me for further details Read More

  • Hands on: Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905

    Following Sony Ericsson’s C905 announcement this morning, we had a bit of time to poke and prod at this 8.1 megapixel beast. Things were a bit chaotic, with just about every reporter in Singapore itchin’ to fondle it, so there wasn’t an opportunity to get an on-video hands on. Fortunately, we’ve got pics a’plenty. As it’s obviously the phone’s key… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905 made official

    As expected, Sony Ericsson has given their 8.1 megapixel C905 the official treatment at a press conference in Singapore. Not too surprisingly, everything that leaked out last week turned out true: face recognition, a big ol’ lot of photo fix features, Xenon flash, a-GPS, Geotagging, WiFi, and DLNA support. Its got a 2.4″ inch 240×320 screen, with up to 380 hours of standby… Read More

  • Hands on: Samsung Omnia (i900)

    I’m over in Singapore, where Samsung has just pulled back the curtains on their Windows Mobile 6.1 touchscreen handset, the Omnia. I got to spend a bit of time with it — check out the full hands on over at MobileCrunch. Read More

  • Hands on: Samsung Omnia (i900)

    A day before the doors to CommunicAsia open, Samsung has started the festivities off with a bang by unveiling the Samsung Omnia. I had the opportunity to put my greasy hands all over it — check out the hands on video below. More details and impressions coming soon. Read More

  • Firefox Mobile concept demo looks amazing

    When Firefox Mobile was first announced, I was a liiiittle bit skeptical. Was there really room for yet another mobile browser? Aza Raskin, head of User Experience for the Mozilla group, released a video today which shows off just a few UI concepts they’ve been tossing around, and it all looks outstanding. If this video is any indication of how much thought they’re putting into… Read More

  • New Firefox Mobile concept video looks amazing

    If there was ever any doubt that Mozilla could pull off something amazing with Firefox Mobile, this video pretty much stomps all over it. Aza Raskin, head of user experience for Mozilla Labs, put this user interface concept demo on his blog this morning. Simply put: it rocks my face off. Their idea for how to handle tabs just about annihilates everything we’ve seen from other mobile… Read More

  • Samsung Instinct to sell for $199.99 after rebates

    Almost certainly a result of the 3G iPhone’s $199.99 price tag, Sprint has been passing the word around internally that the Samsung Instinct will go for $199.99 (after contract rebates, that is) when it launches in just a few weeks. The full retail price will be $449.99. A two-year contract will drop $150 bucks off that price via instant rebate, with Sprint throwing in an extra $100… Read More

  • Cellspin adds Twitter and Pownce support

    Addicted to Twitter, but want to get a bit more creative with your tweets? Cellspin, a free mobile blogging application which allows users to blog text, video, audio, and photos to a big ol’ list of sites, has now added support for Twitter and Pownce. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get Cellspin to work at all on my S60 N78. I signed up for an account, added Twitter to my list of sites… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson C905 Demo Video

    Hot on the tail of the C905 detail leak, some fine gent going by the name “PhonerX” has pushed a demo video of the handset up to the internets. With all of these demo videos leaking out, SE is either doing a reaaally bad job at keeping things under wraps, or leaking these intentionally. Besides the stuff we know from the details leaked earlier, the video indicates that there will… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson's 8.1 megapixel C905 revealed

    At what point does a handset make the jump from being a phone with a camera attached, to being a camera with a phone attached? Se-nse has managed to get the scoop on Sony Ericsson’s C905, which certainly toes that line. Sony Ericsson’s packing just about every feature you’d expect from a standalone point-and-shoot into this phone – it’s got an 8.1 megapixel… Read More

  • LG Dare, Chocolate 3, and Decoy all going to Verizon

    Just days after the Dare was spotted in the wild, Verizon’s gone and made it official. Oh — and it’s bringing a few friends. LG Dare: Easily one of our favorite LG’s to date, looks-wise. It’s got a 240×400 touchscreen, 3.5mm headphone jack, a 3.2MP autofocus camera, microSD support, and an accelerometer. Should launch later this month, no price announced. LG… Read More

  • JetBlue's LiveTV to purchase Verizon's Airfone

    Phew! Just when it looked like all hope was lost for the service behind those crazy ugly, 5-dollars-per-minute phones that airlines once jammed into the back of headrests, JetBlue’s LiveTV has stepped in to save the day. In 2006, Verizon pulled Airfone from just about every plane it had been installed on. At the end of 2007, Airfone announced they’d be closing up shop completely… Read More