The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Bush Administration Upholds 3G Ban, Qualcomm to Appeal

    Bush Administration Upholds 3G Ban, Qualcomm to Appeal

    The Bush administration had declined to overrule the ITC decision to ban imports of new phones containing QUALCOMM chips following the commission’s decision in favor of Broadcomm in its patent infringement case. In response QUALCOMM today announced that it will appeal and renew its request for a stay of the International Trade Commission ban, maintaining that none of Broadcom’s… Read More

  • One-Click Photo Upload From PeerMe

    One-Click Photo Upload From PeerMe

    Today we’re hearing about PeerMe’s One-Click Photo Upload tool. This is a newly launched Java app allows users to transfer pictures taken on their handsets directly to their Facebook pages, or for one-click blogging integrated with Twitter. Any other photo or blog site can also integrate PeerMe’s APIs and offer users the same type of ease of use functionality too. “We… Read More

  • Juniper Forecasts Mobile Broadband Users to Pass One Billion by 2012

    Juniper Forecasts Mobile Broadband Users to Pass One Billion by 2012

    Within just five years there could be a full one billion people using mobile broadband worldwide according to a new study by Juniper Research. This new report adds that HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) will dominate mobile broadband deployments over the next five years, and globally nearly one in three mobile users will be using a mobile broadband headset, with most of the demand from North… Read More

  • Let’s Play Global Thermonuclear War… or What Happens After

    Let’s Play Global Thermonuclear War… or What Happens After

    This end of the world is here! At least in the new mobile handset game Shadow Zone, which chronicles life the day after the big one falls. In this new mobile game from Ojom GmbH players have to collect rare artifacts, battle mutated creatures and traverse the ominous forbidden zone to reach the epicenter. Only here in the Shelter players can stop a fate worse than the… Read More

  • Digital Chocolate Rolls out D Choc Café Series

    Digital Chocolate Rolls out D Choc Café Series

    This week Digital Chocolate announced the launch of their D Choc Café Series of casual games, and are currently available for AT&T, T-Mobile and 3, and in the coming weeks will be released for Alltel, Nokia (including the N-Game platform), O2, Orange, Telefonica, SFR, Sony Ericsson, Sprint, Telecom New Zealand, Telstra, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone. The first five games available in the D… Read More

  • March of the Penguins: First Linux Handsets Coming in 2008

    March of the Penguins: First Linux Handsets Coming in 2008

    The penguin is on the march to mobile. Specifically the Linux penguin. The LiMo Foundation this week announced that the first handsets using the Linux-based platform will likely appear during the first half of next year. This collaborative project announced on Monday five new core members and seven associate members to the organization. The new core members include Aplix, Celunite, LG… Read More

  • Disney Mobile Gets Two New Handsets

    Disney Mobile Gets Two New Handsets

    Mouse House mobile users have two new handsets. Samsung has just unveiled two new mobile phones for use with the Disney Mobile MVNO series. As with other Disney Mobile handsets the DM-S105 and DM-S110 are geared at the tween and teen markets, and include a built-in VGA camera and 128×160 LCD screen. The new phones are compatible with Disney’s Family Center services including… Read More

  • Low-End Handsets Drive Down Chinese Mobile Revenue

    Low-End Handsets Drive Down Chinese Mobile Revenue

    Here is something unexpected. Lower-end foreign handsets are on the rise in China, and are actually driving prices down! According to a new report from CCID Consulting some 71.478 million domestic-made handsets were sold in China in the first half of 2007. Due to continuous price drops and the introduction of low-end products revenues have actually fallen year to year, while over all profits… Read More

  • Visto Pushes Chinese Mobile E-mail

    Visto Pushes Chinese Mobile E-mail

    Tianjin MIE Productivity Center (MPIC) and Ke An Vehicle Satellite Location Network Technology Corporation (Ke An) announced that they have selected Visto to bring push e-mail to China’s mobile workforce. The Visto Mobile will bring push e-mail to more than 30,000 mobile professionals in China, where MIPC will now offer real-time access from the GPS application implemented by Ken… Read More

  • Democracy Wireless MVNO Launches

    Democracy Wireless MVNO Launches

    Left-wingers People for the American Way and Working Assets Wireless have launched the right-bashing MVNO Democracy Wireless this week. This new MVNO runs through Sprint, and lets subscribers make “free speech” calls of up to 30 minutes a month to the White House at no additional charge. Additionally, we’re hearing that a portion of all monthly charges are donated to… Read More

  • Nokia and Microsoft Partner on Protection

    Nokia and Microsoft Partner on Protection

    Today mobile-phone maker Nokia and software giant Microsoft announced that Microsoft’s copy protection software will be used boost the use of wireless entertainment content, including music and videos. Nokia will license Microsoft’s digital rights management (DRM) technology and incorporate it in its own S60 operating system software, which is built on the mobile phone software… Read More

  • FIBA and Nokia Announce Partnership

    FIBA and Nokia Announce Partnership

    Today Nokia and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced a partnership to create mobile services for FIBA, including the basketball championship events in 2007. The new mobile FIBA service will let fans check scores and schedules and even watch interviews from their mobile handsets. And this is limited to Nokia-produced devices either. The FIBA mobile content can be seen… Read More

  • Nokia 6110 Navigates The Long Way Down

    Nokia 6110 Navigates The Long Way Down

    When failed communist revolutionary and t-shirt icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara made his trip around South America on motorcycle neither he nor his best friend had any high-tech phone helping lead the way. Maybe if Che had the Nokia 6110 Navigator he wouldn’t have tried to bring “socialist justice” to various South American countries. Well, the world never know, but we… Read More

  • Fake Nokia Handsets Seized in India

    Fake Nokia Handsets Seized in India

    It isn’t uncommon to find counterfeit goods coming out of India, but last weekend Indian policed seized fake Nokia mobile phones worth approximately $40,000. The Indian government received a tip-off from the Nokia staff, and a total of ninety handsets were found at a warehouse in the Watgunge, just outside Kolkata. The investigation suggests that the mobile handsets may have come from… Read More

  • Yodlee Announces SMS Banking Solution

    Yodlee Announces SMS Banking Solution

    SMS can now be used for mobile banking and to make payments. Today Yodlee Inc. announced that it launched a new SMS banking capability for its Yodlee Mobile Solution. Yodlee Mobile SMS alerts can help customers avoid overdraft fees, while users can use the service to check balances, review transaction, view spending reports and even make emergency bill payments. ”It’s clear that… Read More

  • 4×4 Monster Trucks Drives to Mobile 3D Platform

    4×4 Monster Trucks Drives to Mobile 3D Platform

    Time to put the pedal to the metal. Micazook has announced the release of 4×4 Monster Truck, which is the latest in a series of mobile game titles developed on the 3D blade engine. This game features four terrain types, along with three mission styles that let you race against the clock and other trucks. 4×4 Monster Truck is available now, and is supported on a variety of J2me… Read More

  • Blast SMS From ClearSMS

    Blast SMS From ClearSMS

    If you have a legit reason to send out bulk SMS messages, there are a few tools you can use. One new one is ClearSMS, which will allow you to promote a new product, send out announcements to your friends and of course collaborate with employees. This service from ClearSMS is a Web-bases SMS system, and because you do need to sign up this means that we shouldn’t have to worry too much… Read More

  • Zimbabwe Mobile Network Expansion

    Zimbabwe Mobile Network Expansion

    Massive unemployment, decades of sporadic civil war and other economic hardships aren’t enough to keep people from wanting to stay connection. Thus Zimbabwe, the landlocked southern African nation once known as Rhodesia, is looking to increase mobile subscriber capacity in the next six months. Zimbabwe’s Econet is in the process of expanding the nation’s cellular networks… Read More

  • The World (of Warcraft) Comes to Mobile

    The World (of Warcraft) Comes to Mobile

    Beginning today gamers will have the chance to keep track of their World of Warcraft characters wherever they go. GoWare has released a plug-in for the its DoMo HomePage personalized mobile portal, and it will give players of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game the ability to access and share their WoW character data from a mobile handset. With the DoMo HomePage Snapshot… Read More

  • Four Arrested in Burma for Having Illegal Mobile Phones

    Four Arrested in Burma for Having Illegal Mobile Phones

    In the United States we complain if we can’t bring our mobile handsets into a movie screening, and flip out when we are told we can’t use the phone in a hospital. How would we feel if our phones landed up in jail? In Myanmar – what was previously known as Burma – four people were arrested recently for simply having mobile handsets! In Myanmar, where the news and all… Read More