Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • State of Mobile Solutions for Enterprise: MobileAware’s Brian Kinane Offers Insight

    State of Mobile Solutions for Enterprise: MobileAware’s Brian Kinane Offers Insight

    Even before there were mobile devices a portion of the workforce was mobile, meaning they traveled frequently and relied on a variety of tools to stay in touch with home base. And today’s mobile workforce is relying on mobile applications more than road warriors of just a few years ago. So what do the mobile applications of today (and tomorrow) mean for those who are mobilizing their… Read More

  • The Greatest Story Ever Told… On Mobile

    The Greatest Story Ever Told… On Mobile

    Most text messages max out at 160 characters, and can you imagine wanting to type much beyond that length? A man in Italy used the T9 predictive-text input on his Nokia 6630 to type “Compagni di Viaggo,” or “Fellow Travelers” for the English version. The sci-fi novel clocks in at 384 pages when in the form of a bound book. Author Robert Bernocco typed his novel in… Read More

  • Comic-Con Preview: Heroes Coming to Mobile

    Comic-Con Preview: Heroes Coming to Mobile

    Save the handset, save the world. IGN is reporting that Heroes: The Mobile Game will make its debut at Comic-Com in San Diego this week. Based on the hit series from NBC, the mobile title will be published by Gameloft and players will get to experience the thrill of having superhuman abilities. Or at least experience what it is like to have superhuman abilities on a small mobile screen. The… Read More

  • Your Phone Is NOT Killing You Says Study

    Your Phone Is NOT Killing You Says Study

    Using that mobile handset is not an early ticket to the grave! Whew! That’s good news for power talkers like me. A new report from the University of Essex suggests that mobile phone transmissions cause no immediate health problems. Wait… no “immediate.” So should I worry? Well, for every study that says this stuff is bad, there is going to be a study that says it… Read More

  • Oasys Mobile Unveils MVP

    Oasys Mobile Unveils MVP

    This week Oasys Mobile announced the launch of AROD MVP Baseball Challenge, a mobile baseball title that features Yankee Alex Rodriguez, for Verizon Wireless. The arcade style game focuses on hitting a series of targets, including various stadium characters. This quick style of gameplay is based on batting and pitching and features music, crowd noises and even umpire calls and the crack of… Read More

  • Ringtone Maker From Phone Sherpa

    Ringtone Maker From Phone Sherpa

    While the service won’t carry your phone up a mountain, but Phone Sherpa has a load of new mobile apps, which the company shared with us. Phone Sherpa Ringtone Maker is a service that will let you create your own user-generated content, including ringtones, while the Phone Sherpa Mobile Store enables the deployment of secure, dynamic and localized mobile content stores integrated with… Read More

  • No iPhone Until Q4 for Europe

    No iPhone Until Q4 for Europe


    If you’re in Europe you can get out of line for the iPhone. Get in line for the Louve instead (not that the line there moves very fast some days). As our sister site CrunchGear is reporting, the iPhone won’t be released until the fourth quarter of this year. Not to worry, the third quarter of 2007 (that would be now) is flying by. We’re hearing that Steve Jobs thinks Apple… Read More

  • CTIA Responds to U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary

    CTIA Responds to U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary

    Today the CTIA – The Wireless Association issued a statement in response to testimony from U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications Information Administration John Kneuer. This testimony was given today during the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing “Preparing Consumer for the… Read More

  • scanR to Release Version for Facebook

    scanR to Release Version for Facebook

    Who needs to take notes when you can take a picture? The guys over at scanR have made note taking a thing of the past. With this nifty little service you can take a photo with your mobile handset and then send it to scanR, where it will then be e-mailed to you. Now the company has given us the word that they’re going to release a version for Facebook too. With the service students can… Read More

  • Sprint and Google… Together at Last

    Sprint and Google… Together at Last

    It is official: Sprint Nextel and Google will be working together on a Web portal that includes search and social networking for Sprint’s WiMax Internet customers. Last week we reported that Sprint and Clearwire are working to rollout a nationwide WiMax network, and now it looks like Google wants to get in on the ‘max. “Google and Sprint will optimize the Internet experience… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile Switches Off Mobile TV

    Virgin Mobile Switches Off Mobile TV

    Less than 10 months after launching its mobile broadcast video service in Europe, Virgin has pulled the plug, and will switch off the service early next year. BT Movio, the bandwidth provider, is canceling its contract with frequency owner GCap Media. A number of setbacks plagued the efforts, including that fact that only one handset – the Lobster 700TV – was equipped to receive… Read More

  • EXPN Sports Channel Coming to Mobile From ESPN, MediaFlo and Verizon

    EXPN Sports Channel Coming to Mobile From ESPN, MediaFlo and Verizon

    If you’re into action sports, you’ll be able to watch every flipkick, ollie and even every incredible crash from the X Games on your mobile handset. ESPN, MediaFLO USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM, and Verizon Wireless have teamed up to launch EXPN for V CAST Mobile TV, a channel to deliver the action from the from X Games 13. Coverage runs from 11:30am PT on August 2… Read More

  • AT&T Mobile Backup has Your Back(up)

    AT&T Mobile Backup has Your Back(up)

    Losing your phone means losing everything you have on your phone. But now you can make sure your data is safe, at least if you’re using AT&T. This week AT&T announced that users will be able to store, update and even access their contact information on their mobile handsets through a downloadable handset application. This new service, AT&T Mobile Backup will be available on… Read More

  • Helio Ocean Adds Microsoft Exchange and File Viewer

    Helio Ocean Adds Microsoft Exchange and File Viewer


    For the next 60 days, during the beta trial period, Mail for Microsoft Exchange will be available free to Helio Ocean users, and $9.99 per month after world. The app brings full synchronization of e-mail, contacts and calendar entries to the handset. This is just one of two new apps that are now available for the handset. The other, Helio File Viewer, launched in conjunction with the Mail… Read More

  • Very BIG Deal for Mobliss

    Very BIG Deal for Mobliss

    Mobliss closed the deal last year when they released the mobile version of the hit quiz show Deal or No Deal. Mobliss has announced that the mobile game version of the Endemol show has been downloaded more than a million times in the United States. Mobliss, which also partnered with FremantleMedia to launch the mobile TV channel Atomic Wedgie, isn’t done deal making either. John… Read More

  • Oxygen Targets Women Gamers For Mobile

    Oxygen Targets Women Gamers For Mobile

    There remains a common misconception that video games are just something guys like, but LimeLife and other companies have proven that theory wrong. And now Oxygen, the cable channel for women, is making the leap to interactive-gaming. Among the first titles is a game based its hit series Bad Girls Club, which is being developed in conjunction with Artificial Life, will available in late… Read More

  • Catch mywaves With Alltel Wireless

    Catch mywaves With Alltel Wireless

    Alltel Wireless users can now browse thousands of Web videos and watch them via the phones with the new mywaves mobile video service. Available for $3.99 per month this newly launched service lets customers easily download the app, which allows for users to browse through various genres including comedy, sports, health, business, music, technology and more. Alltel users can also choose for a… Read More

  • Developer Conference 2007 Kicks Off with Focus on Mobile

    Developer Conference 2007 Kicks Off with Focus on Mobile

    The rains, which continue to fall over much of the U.K., haven’t dampened the mood at The Developer Conference 2007 in Brighton, which kicked things off this week with a one-day focus on mobile, notably mobile gaming. Games on mobile handsets continues to be on the rise in the U.K., and strong annual growth was predicted. But with the clouds came some negative news too. Among the… Read More

  • Wells Fargo Browser Based Mobile Banking

    Wells Fargo Browser Based Mobile Banking

    This week Wells Fargo & Company launched Wells Fargo Mobile, a browser based mobile banking solution, which is available to all of its customers nationwide. This new service allows customers to access their Well Fargo account through a mobile-enabled Web browser. “With Wells Fargo Mobile service, customers can act immediately no matter where they are, whether they want to make sure… Read More

  • Motorola Teaming with Microvision For Mobile Phone Projectors

    Motorola Teaming with Microvision For Mobile Phone Projectors

    Earlier this year Toshiba came out with a so-called “palm-sized” video projector, but soon we might be seeing projectors built-in mobile handsets. Imagine the idea of using the phone to watch mobile TV and projecting the image on a white wall. What was mere science fiction could be fact as Motorola has teamed up with Microvision to bring laser-projector technology to mobile… Read More