Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Eight Ball in the Side Pocket

    Eight Ball in the Side Pocket

    The combo I-play and IPA World Pool Championship have knocked in a crisp bank shot with, World Pool Championship 2007. Big name pool sharks like Phil Harrison, Neil Raybone and Chris Melling are featured in this latest mobile phone game. Developed by, Blade Interactive, this game will have you practicing your ball-racking skills while remaining on the go. David Gosen, CEO, I-play commented… Read More

  • Mobile Phone Sales Increase 14 Percent

    Mobile Phone Sales Increase 14 Percent

    Mobile phone sales to consumers in the United States reached 33 million units in the second quarter of this year, a decline of nearly 17 percent compared to the unit sales during the previous quarter according to The NPD Group, a consumer and retail information company. However, reports NPD Group, the second quarter is typically a slow sales quarter for mobile phone retailers… and there was… Read More

  • 2shop4 Mobile Shopping Service

    2shop4 Mobile Shopping Service

    Who needs a personal shopper when you can save the trip to the mall, and browse on your mobile handset instead? Dialogue Communications has just announced the launch of 2shop4, the U.K.’s first mobile shopping mall, where users can buy products through the mobile Web using simple text codes. Send a keyword or code to 84777 and you can receive a Buy-Now WAP advert, which will allow you… Read More

  • iPhone Now a Book Reader for HarperCollins Titles

    iPhone Now a Book Reader for HarperCollins Titles

    Apple’s iPhone is now an iBook-reader, as HarperCollins Publishers announced that it will make digital book content available for the iPhone platform. There will be an initial 14 new titles, which will debut throughout August and September, and will be made available online in an iPhone-compatible format. “Reaching consumers on mobile devices and the Internet is increasingly… Read More

  • There’s a New Mobile Greeting Card Service for U.S.

    There’s a New Mobile Greeting Card Service for U.S.

    AG Interactive began a new e-card service today. Users can send e-cards via mobile phone over most U.S. wireless carriers. The innovative people at AG Interactive and Image Semantics have fine-tuned the e-cards so that they correspond to the parameters of the receiving device and destination carrier. This greatly increases the chance that full-color, animated greetings will be properly… Read More

  • Win Chance to Carry Olympic Torch

    Win Chance to Carry Olympic Torch

    Sometimes I dream of competing in the Olympics but then I look in a full length mirror and realize that they wouldn’t even let me tryout. If you or someone you know has had their dream of gold crushed, perhaps Samsung’s Mobile Phone Samaritan contest is one way to catch Olympic glory. To enter, go to Samsung’s contest Web site and tell a story about how someone (you may… Read More

  • Why Dial 911 When You Can Ring Your Local Constable?

    Why Dial 911 When You Can Ring Your Local Constable?

    In America there is a joke that if you want to reach the police call the local donut shop. But in Wales, you don’t need to call the station house. You can now call officers directly on their mobile handsets. The phone numbers of more than 100 police officers in Swansea have been published in the Welsh city’s Evening Post newspaper. The South Wales Police provided the names and… Read More

  • Boost Mobile Subscribers Get Crushed or Flushed

    Boost Mobile Subscribers Get Crushed or Flushed

    Boost Mobile’s 4.5 million subscribers will be happy to learn today that Crush or Flush is available to them for the low price of 69 cents a day. If you are over 25 you may not know what Crush or Flush is, so read on ancient one, read on. Crush or Flush is a safe and simple way to social network using a mobile phone. Since IceBreaker Inc. launched it in January 2007, over 250,000 people… Read More

  • Actress Bipasha Basu Becomes Mobile Game Heroine

    Actress Bipasha Basu Becomes Mobile Game Heroine

    According to the, Times of India, mobile gamers and fans of Bipasha Basu will see the starlet in three upcoming mobile phone games. In the Bollywood realm, Bipasha Basu oozes glamor. Today, software publisher Jump Games announced a two-year, worldwide contract with her to create and distribute mobile games featuring Bipasha Basu. The first game to be released is, Bipasha Basu Jet Ski Champ. Read More

  • Wiz and Waz To the Rescue

    Wiz and Waz To the Rescue

    If you spent all day playing video games you might turn into a blob… or so we’ve been told. But what if to save the universe you need to be a blob? Well, there is a tough question we can’t answer. However, we can tell you that come September this will become more of an issue. In a mobile video game anyway. Eidos Interactive has announced the September launch of SolaRola, where… Read More

  • Robots Plague Mobility City

    Robots Plague Mobility City

    If thumb pounding action and clever robots appeal to you, OrangePixel’s new game, Captain Comet – Attack of the Robots, maybe just what your mobile phone is lacking. Captain Comet is a platform action game that requires skill, intelligence, and patience; all video game virtues. “With Captain Comet we introduce a new mobile hero in a genre more aimed at the real… Read More

  • Nokia’s BL-5C Battery May Add to More Than Just Global Warming

    Nokia’s BL-5C Battery May Add to More Than Just Global Warming

    If drowning polar bears and beached whales concern you, check your Nokia phone battery. The Nokia-branded BL-5C battery has been found to malfunction on rare occasions, and overheat while being charged. This short circuit can cause the batter to dislodge. All BL-5C batteries manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd. Of Japan manufactured between December 2005 and November 2006… Read More

  • Expanding Profits Require Femtocells Says In-Stat

    Expanding Profits Require Femtocells Says In-Stat

    I was walking to work yesterday and found a video on my phone that proved the existence of Bigfoot. When I tried to replay the evidence for my colleagues in the office, I couldn’t get a signal. No one believed me and I was laughed at. If this has happened to you, you’re not alone. In-Stat research shows that the future for mobile technology will rely on devices that allow… Read More

  • AOL Mobile Search Now in Beta

    AOL Mobile Search Now in Beta

    Need to find movie times, directions to the theater and possibly a place to grab a bite afterward? AOL Mobile Search, which is now in beta, will let you find what you’re seeking on Moviefone, MapQuest and AOL CityGuide, while the Web search functionality is powered by Google. Listings however are by CityGuide, while news and stocks are powered by AOL News. Maybe planning ahead could… Read More

  • Australian Schools Remain Mobile: Students Jump Like Kangaroos with Joy

    Australian Schools Remain Mobile: Students Jump Like Kangaroos with Joy

    As an avid reader of MobileCrunch, you’ll recall yesterday’s article on a possible ban of cell phones from all Australian public schools. Australia is a country that loves to ban things. Law abiding citizens aren’t able to own a gun there, so only criminals have them. Even collectible swords are kept out of the hands of fellow citizens. But school children all over… Read More

  • AT&T and LG Electronics Reveal New Trax Mobile Phone

    AT&T and LG Electronics Reveal New Trax Mobile Phone

    If you like small devices that carry a lot of media devices, AT&T and LG Electronics MobileComm USA. Inc. (LG mobile phones) have announced the new traxTM by LG. At 3.55 ounces, this ultra-thin handset will have the skinniest model wishing she didn’t eat those 150 calories for dinner. All your favorite music can be installed on trax and the device can connect to music subscriptions… Read More

  • I-play Goes All In

    I-play Goes All In

    The national poker craze is showing no signs of letting up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the tell yet. If you’re looking to get in the game you can either try your luck, which we all know won’t get you that far, or you can hone your skills first. I-play may have just dealt you the ticket to a winning hand. Today mobile entertainment content provider I-play announced the… Read More

  • DJ Envy Turns Handsets in Mixtape Players

    DJ Envy Turns Handsets in Mixtape Players

    While many hip-hop fans might not remember the cassette, everyone still knows what the “mixtape.” Now Cellfish Media and DJ Envy, who has an audience of over 10 million fans from his New York-based syndicated Hot 97, and Sirius Satellite Radio’s Hip-Hop Nation, are joining forces to bring the mixtape to cell phones. This new format, dubbed The Mobile Mixtape, will feature… Read More

  • Watchdog Warns Parents About Sexual Predators

    Watchdog Warns Parents About Sexual Predators

    Sprint announced today that Family Watchdog is available free on select Sprint phones. Family Watchdog maps the location of registered sex offenders. Users can view maps of where registered sex offenders live and work from anywhere on Sprint or Nextel networks. Offender photographs, descriptions and conviction records are archived. Individual names can be checked out and active AMBER… Read More

  • AdMob Launches iPhone Mobile Ad Unit

    AdMob Launches iPhone Mobile Ad Unit

    The iPhone apparently is so popular – or at least has the perception of popularity – that advertisers are lining up to get to its users. Thus AdMob announced today that it has launched a new advertising unit to help brands and companies reach the hundreds of thousands of Apple iPhone users. This new ad unit will work with the AdMob network of publishers to monetize their iPhone… Read More