Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Sprint Nextel Looking for new Chief?

    Gary Forsee, the chief executive who headed Sprint’s merger with Nextel in 2005 may be in trouble with the Sprint Nextel Board of Directors. It is rumored that the board hopes to replace Mr. Forsee by December of this year. Poor stock performance, less than expected profits and low subscription rates are given as reasons for making an executive change. The board may be looking out-of-house… Read More

  • Trakware Teams with Xora to Improve Mobile Workforce Management

    Adams Bros. Cabinetry is the first company to take advantage of the collaboration between Trakware and Xora. Trakware Systems is a provider of manufacturing and project execution solutions for complex engineer-to-order environments. Xora provides location-based mobile workforce management solutions. Trakware specializes in lean business-critical functions such as estimating, advanced scheduling… Read More

  • Make a Phone Call from Mt. Everest

    MobileCrunch reported yesterday that mobile networks now cover 80% of the world’s population and the coverage is expected to reach 90% by 2010. (See: dotMobi Advisory Group to Help Developing Countries). Soon, mobile coverage will come to the world’s highest mountain. If you have ever wanted to call someone from Mt. Everest you may be able to in the near future. China Mobile has hired… Read More

  • Play Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader on your Phone

    Fox has partnered up with Capcom to bring all the excitement and fun of the television show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader to your mobile phone. The game has hundreds of questions and simulated students to create the charm, humor and deceptively difficult questions that feeds the popularity of the television game show. Like the television show, the mobile game asks a series of questions about… Read More

  • dotMobi Advisory Group to Help Developing Countries

    As mobile phone use in developed countries reaches the saturation point, the developing world is looked to for new markets. These countries have unique problems developed ones don’t. To help overcome these obstacles, dotMobi Advisory Group (MAG) announced the creation of the Mobile Internet in Developing Countries task force. The goal of the task force is to bring valuable new… Read More

  • Mobile Phone Pictures as Art?

    Mobile Phone Pictures as Art?

    A newly launched social network came to my attention today. The service, Pixophone, allows people to share the photos they took with their mobile phone camera. This isn’t a new idea, but Pixophone is trying to differentiate itself by claiming a more artistic content. Pixophone promises that in the near future it will provide prizes for the best photos it posts. This started me thinking about… Read More

  • Mobile Game News 9-26-07

    Mobile Game News 9-26-07

    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. This Week’s Headlines: GOSUB Goes for the Bullseye; I-play Rolls Out Q4 Line Up; Eidos Lights the Way; Castlevania: Order of Shadows Now Available; D3Publisher Developing Connected Games With SNAP Mobile Platform; Artificial Life(like) Top Model; Alltel Customers Can Now Axcess Games Read More

  • Is Apple Fighting iPhone Pirates?

    Apple announced today that iPhone customers who use programs to unlock their handsets may cause irreparable damage to the iPhone’s software when Apple supplied software is updated, and an upgrade is coming this week. Users who make unauthorized changes to the iPhone software violate their software license agreement and void the warranty. Those people who gleefully unlocked their iPhones over… Read More

  • Tailgate on Your Mobile Phone

    Tailgate on Your Mobile Phone

    Emdigo announced that NFL Team Tailgate 3D is now available to Verizon Wireless and Alltel Communications customers. If you are a true football fanatic, Tailgate 3D is the application for you. Users can show the world that they aren’t just fair weather fans. All 32 professional teams and their players are featured on Team Tailgate. Users can get their favorite players to perform videogame… Read More

  • DoubleClick Clicks Through To Mobile

    DoubleClick Clicks Through To Mobile

    Look out Third Screen Media and AdMob. There is a new player on deck, and things are about to get interesting. This week digital advertising agency mobile made it official and announced the launch of DoubleClick Mobile, which will extend its digital advertising business to the mobile masses. And the ad giant didn’t miss a step in making this sound like a revolutionary move forward. Read More

 
  • Barcode Fun for your Mobile Phone

    Barcode Fun for your Mobile Phone

    A wide range of companies send information to the MobileCrunch offices, and one came today that made me stop and think, “I wish I would have thought of that.” The idea has been around for a few years but hasn’t made much of a splash in the United States. MobileCrunch first mentioned the idea in October 2006, with the last update coming in May of this year, Pilot Program Launched… Read More

  • VeriSign’s Mobile Banking Now Utilizes ClairMail Platform

    VeriSign, a company which operates digital infrastructure services across voice and data networks, announced today that it will tap into ClairMail’s 2-way mobile customer interaction platform for VeriSign Mobile Banking Solution. This agreement is only one part of a global technology alliance between the two companies. VeriSign sees that the world’s financial institutions are looking… Read More

  • Fox Interactive Media Launches Free Mobile MySpace

    Fox Interactive Media Launches Free Mobile MySpace

    Need to check your MySpace page while on the go? Need to check someone else’s MySpace page while on the go? Doing a big of MySpace surfing has gotten a tad bit easier. Fox Interactive Media has announced that MySpace Mobile is now in beta and will be available to consumers this week with a wider FIM rollout planned in the coming months. And it will be free to use. Of course you’ll have… Read More

  • pa.gd (Paged Mobile) shortens Web for Mobile

    pa.gd (Paged Mobile) shortens Web for Mobile

    When recently asked, “have you ever tired to enter a long Web address without using a standard QWERTY keyboard” I was reminded of my visit this summer to the City of Light. Paris is many things, but a high-tech metropolis it is not. The cybercafés were crowded and very few had “western” QWERTY keyboards. So I was reduced to trying to use my Blackberry and international… Read More

  • Mobile Users Come out Thumbplay

    Mobile Users Come out Thumbplay

    Did you see something really funny on the street? Like a jogging Elvis or roller blading nun? Those are the sort of things we see all the time in New York (and things I like to talk about seeing). And do you want to share what you see? Well, you could send it to America’s Funniest Home Videos – I can’t believe that show is still on the air, nor can I believe anyone watches it… Read More

  • Visto for Lotus Domino

    Visto for Lotus Domino

    Many road warriors – of the business kind that is, not the clad in leather Mad Max variety – swear by Lotus Domino, and this week mobile e-mail provider Visto Corporation has announced a marketing and enablement relationship with IBM. This will leverage the IBM Lotus Notes Traveler and help enable delivery of Visto’s Mobile for IBM Lotus Domino. “In an age of increasing… Read More

  • No Contract Unlimited Calling from Sprint-Nextel?

    Sprint’s chief executive Gary Forsee told a Goldman Sachs investor conference yesterday that Sprint is thinking about expanding the test area for an unlimited calling plan that doesn’t require customers to sign a contract. Customers pay a monthly fee for as long as the service is required or affordable. Rivals Leap Wireless and MetroPCS already offer commitment free unlimited calling… Read More

  • Access MySpace with T-Mobile’s New Danger Powered Sidekick

    T-Mobile has tapped into Danger’s programming geniuses to provide an enhanced MySpace experience for the T-Mobile application Sidekick. Now, instead of using a Web browser to visit MySpace, customers can download the new MySpace application to enjoy a unique MySpace experience on Sidekick. This is being touted as the most powerful mobile MySpace service available. Users have complete… Read More

  • Wirenode Brings Mobile Web Editing To Masses

    Wirenode Brings Mobile Web Editing To Masses

    Anyone who says that the mobile Web is following the same path as the World Wide Web clearly doesn’t remember the mid-1990s. The Web didn’t launch with massive retailers, interactive forums and powerful search engines. The whole reason for the new vernacular of terms such as “surfing,” was because this was generally uncharted territory filled with small, and often times… Read More

  • Cotopia 2.0 Beta Testing

    Cotopia 2.0 Beta Testing

    While every couple of years there is fresh competition in the electronic entertainment space in the living room, the real sleeping giant with video games is mobile handsets. Unlike even the Nintendo or Sony platforms, cellular phones, PDAs and other devices are purchased by people who aren’t otherwise “gamers.” Gaming is also one of the leading revenue streams for mobile… Read More