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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • MTS’s Annual Review Available Online

    MTS’s Annual Review Available Online

    Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS), the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, published its 2007 Annual Review online today. Together with its subsidiaries, MTS has nearly 87 million subscribers. It provides service in Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, giving MTS a population base of more than 230 million. The Annual Review describes the operational… Read More

  • Sales of Nokia’s low-cost Phones Increasing

    Sales of Nokia’s low-cost Phones Increasing

    With developed countries reaching the saturation point, mobile phone manufactures have to look to developing countries for increased sales. Nokia is selling more and more single-chip mobile phones in these nations. Sales numbers should reach into the tens of millions. Single-chip phones are inexpensive to manufacture and are highly desired in developing nations, which often have a poor land-line… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Offers Mobile Banking for some BlackBerry Models

    Verizon Wireless Offers Mobile Banking for some BlackBerry Models

    Verizon Wireless customers who have a BlackBerry Curve 8330, Pearl 8130 or 8830 World Edition can now access their financial information with Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Banking application. Users get the following services: account balance information and transaction history; the ability to transfer funds between accounts at the same financial institution; the convenience of viewing and paying… Read More

  • Zumobi Widgets Application Available on BlackBerrys

    Zumobi Widgets Application Available on BlackBerrys

    Zumobi’s mobile widgets application launches on BlackBerry devices today. As the profile of Smartphone users expands to include more than just business users, Zumobi has developed its BlackBerry product to enhance the user experience by providing easy access to small “bites” of customized Web content via mobile device. Zumobi has a large library of widgets. Users can access news… Read More

  • Sprint Nextel Talking with SK Telecom about Partnership

    Sprint Nextel Talking with SK Telecom about Partnership

    Sprint Nextel is talking with South Korean company SK Telecom about forming a partnership. The two companies would share information about mobile phones and other technology. Sprint and SK Telecom are also discussing the possibility of SK Telecom becoming a minority investor in Sprint. Last year, Sprint turned down a $5 billion offer from SK Telecom and Providence Equity Partners, which were… Read More

  • Gameloft Brings Chuck Norris to the Small Screen

    Gameloft Brings Chuck Norris to the Small Screen

    Gameloft and Chuck Norris have partnered to produce Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain to your mobile phone. The August launch should bring some thumb-thumping, round-house kicking action that will drain your phone’s battery faster than Chuck Norris can take down a pizza delivery man. In the game, Norris is fighting the forces of Communist dictators Fidel Castro and Kim Jong-iL. You can choose… Read More

  • First to Unlock new iPhone?

    First to Unlock new iPhone?

    Last summer the news was full of stories about people who unlocked their iPhones. So with the new iPhone not out even a week yet, the news cycle is repeating itself. The Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo is reporting that the firm DesbloqueioBR has won the race to be the first to unlock Apple’s latest version of the iPhone. By altering the handset’s firmware and installing a… Read More

  • Opera Mobile 9.5 delayed for a few more days

    Opera Mobile 9.5 delayed for a few more days

    A few weeks ago, I said that Opera Mobile 9.5 would roll out on July 15th. Well, Opera’s gone and made a liar out of me, but not by all that much – the release date has been pushed back 2 days to July 17th. As anyone who has rotted away the last night before a release date knows well, setting concrete release dates on beta software tends to mean face palms and angry yelling once that… Read More

  • Adam Sexton Hired as Skyfire Lab’s CMO

    Adam Sexton Hired as Skyfire Lab’s CMO

    Skyfire Labs, the developers of the mobile Web browser Skyfire, has hired Adam Sexton to be the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer. Skyfire Labs has been recruiting some solid players lately as it prepares to make Skyfire generally available later this year. (See: Mike Rowehl Joins the Ranks of Skyfire Labs). Adam Sexton has over 16 years of experience marketing and managing in both… Read More

  • Mobile Phone Sales Predicted to Slow Down

    Mobile Phone Sales Predicted to Slow Down

    The sale figures for Apple’s new iPhone is taking most of the headlines this week, but a worldwide economic slump may impact global cell phone growth. According to research firm Gartner, 1.15 billion handsets were sold in 2007. A 16% increase over 2006’s numbers. But this year, growth is predicted to slow. In May of this year, Gartner forecast that global sales would increase by 10-15… Read More

 
  • New Smart Phone from Palm

    New Smart Phone from Palm

    Smart phones are all the rage today. Not wanting to fall behind in the technology race, Palm announced today that its new smart phone, the Treo 800w, is now available on the Sprint Nextel network. This is Palm’s first major new model since the Centro was launched last year. The Treo 800w runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and can access the Internet with Sprint’s broadband network or through a… Read More

  • Live iPhone 3G unboxing and review

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  • Live iP3G unboxing and review tomorrow at 7am

    Live iP3G unboxing and review tomorrow at 7am

    Get thee to the computer screen bright and early tomorrow for we will have a live unboxing and review on CG at 7am EST. Read More

  • Space Monkey Travels to Apple App Store Today

    Space Monkey Travels to Apple App Store Today

    Glu Mobile started selling gaming titles for the iPhone and iPod today with the launch of Space Monkey. Apple’s App Store is now selling the popular mobile puzzle adventure game that has you cleaning up trash and fighting monsters across the cosmos. “The launch of the Apple App Store allows consumers to easily discover and download games for their mobile devices,” said Jill Braff… Read More

  • Apple App store rolls out a bit early, Apps available now

    Apple App store rolls out a bit early, Apps available now

    Just a few hours before the iPhone 3G starts trickling out around the world, the App store has made an appearance. It hasn’t officially launched yet, so it’s still not linked to directly within iTunes – however, with a bit of digging around, you can explore it early. You’ll need the 2.0 software to actually run anything, but it’s still fun to peek around. To get to… Read More

  • Cell Tower backup Rule put on Hold by Appellate Court

    After Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005, many cell towers failed because they didn’t have backup power supplies. A panel of experts appointed by the Federal Communications Commission found that backup power should be required to be installed at all cell towers. In May of 2007 the FCC ruled that all cell towers in the United States must have a minimum of eight hours of backup… Read More

  • Gameloft Launches NFL 2009 Today

    Gameloft Launches NFL 2009 Today

    Gameloft’s NFL 2009 launches today. Gameloft has a mobile licensing agreement with the National Football League (NFL) that allows the company to create an authentic NFL experience by featuring all 32 NFL teams, NFL players, NFL stadiums and detailed stats. “We are proud that the NFL recognized Gameloft’s signature titles and granted us the license to develop NFL 2009,” said… Read More

  • European Mobile Market Predicted to Grow 2.35% over next four Years

    European Mobile Market Predicted to Grow 2.35% over next four Years

    Industry researcher RNCOS predicts in its report, “European Mobile Market Scenario 2012”, that the mobile subscriber base in Europe will grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of nearly 2.35% from 2008 to 2012. Young people and city dwellers make up the largest mobile phone demographic. Mobile penetration among European consumers aged between 12 and 24 reached 84% in 2006. Young… Read More

  • DeviceAnywhere rolls out remote Nokia application testing

    DeviceAnywhere rolls out remote Nokia application testing

    If you’ve done much developing for mobile handsets, you’ve probably come across DeviceAnywhere. Through a top-secret combination of pixie dust, unicorn hair, and good old fashion hardware hackery, DeviceAnywhere acts as a remote lab for mobile handsets. After signing up, you can pull up virtual versions of a variety of phones right on your screen, all tied to actual handsets in the… Read More

  • CTIA Hires Lobbying Company Madison Group

    CTIA Hires Lobbying Company Madison Group

    CTIA, the Wireless Association, has hired the Madison Group to represent them before the U.S. Congress and Executive Agencies. The Madison Group is a bi-partisan, minority-owned lobbying and consulting firm that specializes in tax, tech, telecommunications, trade and transportation issues. Madison Group represents its clients and attempts to solve complex public policy issues while working to find… Read More