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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  • T-Mobile 3G launching in 27 markets on October 1st

    From TmoNews: “This poster, taped (poorly we might add) on the wall outside a meeting is our glass slipper, our unwavering proof of a date that will live in T-mobile infamy. Mark your calenders folks, October 1. Wake up, walk outside and breathe that 3G air.” “Hey Bob – we’ve finally set the date for when we’ll be launching 3G services in 27 launch markets. Read More

  • Apple readying Mac OS X 10.5.5 update for developers

    You hear that rumbling noise, folks? That’s the OS X 10.5.5 train, and it’s a comin’. That’s right – and it’s packed with features. What kind of features, you ask? Hell if we know. To be honest, it’s quite possibly just a bunch of bug fixes and security updates. AppleInsider predicts that it’ll include support for the rumored new Mac… Read More

  • iPhone 3G has a crack problem

    Wuh oh – It’s the G4 Cube all over again. Less than a month after launch, attentive iPhone 3G users have begun to notice nasty little cracks showing up along the edges of the plastic rear casing. It doesn’t seem to be a matter of user-damage, either – even amongst the handsets that have been pampered from day one, cracks have been spotted. While white iPhones seem to be… Read More

  • T-Mobile 3G launching in 27 markets on October 1st

    From TmoNews: “This poster, taped (poorly we might add) on the wall outside a meeting is our glass slipper, our unwavering proof of a date that will live in T-mobile infamy. Mark your calenders folks, October 1. Wake up, walk outside and breathe that 3G air.” “Hey Bob – we’ve finally set the date for when we’ll be launching 3G services in 27 launch markets. Read More

  • Samsung Instinct gets its first firmware update, second coming soon

    Earlier this morning, Sprint rolled out the first firmware/software update for the Samsung Instinct. What got fixed, you ask? No one’s exactly sure, just yet. As the update lacks patch notes, finding the fixes has become a bit of an Easter egg hunt for Instinct users. Noted so far are perceived performance enhancements, and a battery meter fix – Let us know if you find anything… Read More

  • Sidekick 2008 goes for $1,000 on eBay just one day before it's $149 in stores

    Between 2 thousand dollar PS3s and 30,000 thousand dollar hoverboard props, eBay is no stranger to things selling for absurd prices. However, most things that have any value on eBay are those that are .. you know, hard to find. Someone probably should have mentioned that to the winner of this Sidekick 2008 auction. Just a day before the new Sidekick was readily available at T-Mobile spots… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson K330 and W890 gettin' new hues

    Looking to pick up Sony Ericsson’s new K330, but not feelin’ the color selection? According to a tipster over at the Unofficial SE Blog, you’ll soon have at least one more option. Joining gold/black and green/black is a gold/white variant (Pictured above). Also getting a color revamp is the 5-month old W890, with the addition of a silver/gold model. Tons of pictures of both… Read More

  • AT&T introduces TAP for disabled iPhone users

    While most people wouldn’t ever notice that you can’t buy an iPhone without a calling plan, that fact inadvertently shafts a huge group of potential subscribers: the deaf, hearing impaired, and those with difficulties speaking. If you don’t use the voice features to communicate, you don’t really need hundreds of minutes. With this in mind, AT&T yesterday unveiled… Read More

  • MobileMe syncing issues fixed, mail restored for the unlucky 1%

    If you’re been part of the 1% of MobileMe subscribers unable to actually use their MobileMe accounts, the MobileMe Status blog has good news for you. From a post made yesterday morning: “We have completed restoring Mail service, including historical messages, to all of the 1% of affected members.” If your MobileMe set-up is still all kinds of broken, they’ve set up… Read More

  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows trailer doesn't suck

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=37639 You see, there’s this thing about Spider-Man games. They can either be surprisingly awesome, or they can be horrible, buttery crap. There really isn’t much middle ground. If the above trailer for Spider-Man: Web of Shadows from Comic Con ’08 is any indication, this one might just wind up the former. Its got the visuals. Read More

  • Sidekick LX Video OTA finally starts rolling out

    It’s been a while since we first mentioned the murmurs of Video support purportedly coming to the Sidekick LX. A mention of video playback popped up in a T-Mobile Sidekick LX support page – then nothing. After two months of silence, T-Mobile and Danger have begun rolling out the goody-stuffed OTA. It’s being distributed at random, so don’t panic if you don’t get… Read More

  • 3G HTC Touch Diamond gets the FCC thumbs up

    HTC’s Touch Diamond is one pretty little piece of fun. Unfortunately, the lack of U.S 3G spectrum support outweighs the Touch Diamond’s looks. Slow browsing = suck. That shouldn’t be a problem for much longer, according to this FCC posting.. Lets see here.. Touch Diamond model number.. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.. WiFi connectivity.. bam! 850/1900 MHz support, perfect for U.S. Read More

  • Four Sony Ericsson demo spots released: F305, S302, J132, K330

    Even though the C905 demo video leaked out almost a week prior to its announcement, Sony Ericsson managed to keep the demo videos for the other handsets announced in June under wraps until now. Released this morning, the demos show off the F305’s gesture-based gaming, the S302’s photo snapping prowess, and that the K330 and J132 are.. uh.. phones that can be used while standing… Read More

  • Treo 800w to get Bluetooth Voice Dialing soon

    With the Treo 800w lacking a standard wired headset/headphone jack, users were a bit surprised (read: mad) to find that the voice commands they’d grown accustomed to on other (cheaper) Palm handsets weren’t functional over Bluetooth. Fortunately, it seems that voice-enabled features were just a bit delayed, rather than completely omitted. From this page over at… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson G705 slider leaked

    Looks like we have our first clue as to what SE might be announcing in two weeks. Some resourceful gent over at the arabic Sony Ericsson community, SE4m, has managed to get their hands all up on an unreleased Sony Ericsson slider, and was kind enough to share the experience with the world. Not a whole lot is known about the slider, tentatively labeled the G705. It’s packing a 3.2… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson to make another announcement within 2 weeks?


    Hot on the tail of the Walkman trio announcement last week, rumor has it that Sony Ericsson’s looking to make another announcement within the next 2 weeks or so. Sony Ericsson has had a fairly constant flow of announcements over the past few months. Unfortunately, outside of the C905 announcement back in June, they’ve all been pretty boring. It’s tough to get pumped… Read More

  • True North is an extraordinary what?

    This commercial aired last night in the middle of a “Holy crap, Karate Kid II is on AMC” gathering at my house. It required at least three rewinds to hear it properly over the laughter. Mature? Probably not. Extraordinary nutsnack? Indubitably. Read More

  • GarageGames' Torque engine ported to iPhone

    If 100 independent games go into development , 95 of them fizzle out once the coders realize how terribly boring the first chunk of the game development cycle can be. Between physics engines, sound engines, lighting engines, and all of the other groundwork elements that have to be done before the fun stuff starts, it’s a tough hill to climb. Fortunately, there’s a short cut… Read More

  • Sprint launches new default mobile portal

    This morning, Sprint pushed a new default mobile portal called Sprint Web to around 40 of their handset models, with plans to bring it to all models within the next few weeks. Built on technology developed by ChangingWorlds, Sprint Web takes a stab at what it thinks the viewer finds most important based off of past usage patterns, and places it at the top of the page. (Anyone wanna take bets… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve Sunset slips back until August 4th

    Sometimes when you’re working on cramming a bunch of new features into a handset, you just can’t make the deadlines. Between compiling, testing, bug repo.. wait, it’s pretty much the Curve painted orange? Erm, well, whatever the cause of the delays, the Curve Sunset has been pushed back a week. Expect it to roll out in all of its orangey-redness on T-Mobile come August… Read More