Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Handmark Grabs I-play’s Mobile Games

    Handmark, a global distributor of mobile media has teamed up with I-play, a leader in mobile entertainment. Handmark now has the rights to distribute many of I-play’s most successful game titles worldwide for BlackBerry devices, through Handmark’s global distribution channels. Handmark will handle distribution of such popular titles as The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo, which has… Read More

  • Canadians Hear Second Voice

    Are you one of those split personality types who has to be so connected that you carry two mobile phones? Such creatures do roam our streets, talking loudly and often incoherently into a device held up to the ear. While chatting away, a similar device displayed prominently on the belt will invariably ring, causing confusion and frustration. Canada’s largest cell phone carrier, Rogers… Read More

  • Mobiseer Makes Mobile Web Tracking Easy

    There are over 1 million mobile Web sites available for your viewing pleasure. But keeping track of your favorites and sharing them with your friends can become tedious. The good people at Nubiq have launched a free beta service called Mobiseer which can help you tangle with all those Web sites. Mobiseer is a Web 2.0 service that allows users to bookmark, tag, share and personalize their… Read More

  • Ovi Knocking at the Door

    Today Nokia announced its new Internet services brand, Ovi. (Ovi is Finnish for door). Nokia’s new Internet service will include Nokia Music Store, N-Gage and Nokia Maps. Music and maps can be downloaded from Nokia Music Store and Nokia Maps. As reported yesterday on MobileCrunch (The Return of Frankenphone), N-Gage is a mobile phone gaming service. All three services can be used… Read More

  • Local Youth Charities get a Boost

    Boost Mobile, a division of Sprint Nextel, is offering its Unlimited by Boost to local youth charities for free. Unlimited by Boost is a mobile phone service that lets customers in parts of California and Texas make unlimited local and long distance calls from their home calling area for a fixed monthly price. Youth charities in these areas can signup for a year’s worth of this service… Read More

  • Mobile Game News: Castlevania Coming from Konami, Capcom's Devil on Deck, I-play rushes to the ER

    In mobile game news this week, Konami has announced that it will develop content specially for mobile phones based on the company’s popular videogame brands, with new storylines and original music. The first of these will be Castlevania: Order of Shadows for the mobile platform, which will arrive on September 18 on major carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Networks. “As… Read More

  • Free Text Messaging from Yahoo!

    Yahoo!, one of the largest Web mail services, will now provide free mobile phone text messaging for users. Yahoo! Mail now allows users to send free text messages to mobile phone numbers in the Untied States, Canada, India and the Philippines. Instant messaging and enhanced e-mail services have also been added. The new Yahoo! Mail allows people to connect in real-time to their contacts in Yahoo! Read More

  • FlickIM’s Democratic Development

    FlickIM, a company that went into service on July 15, 2007, listens to its subscribers and adds services to its AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) chat application that is tailored for the iPhone through democratic methods. Users can send lists of services that they would like to see provided on the application and FlickIM adds the most popular services. FlickIM has recently added text messaging… Read More

  • The Return of Frankenphone

    In 2003 Nokia launched the N-Gage, a taco-shaped video game and mobile phone hybrid. The device was so poorly designed that it got the nickname Frankenphone. The battery actually had to be removed to insert a game cartridge. To make a call, the bulky N-Gage had to be hoisted up to the head and held sideways. Sales were so poor that Nokia stopped making the N-Gage in 2005. Since then the… Read More

  • Zannel Gets Ripe

    Zannel, a company that specializes in mobile phone social networking has teamed up with Ripe Digital Entertainment, a provider of photo and video clips. Zannel users can now watch and share favorite clips and videos with friends by utilizing Zannel’s Send-To-Phone player. “The demand for instant entertainment on mobile phones is at an all-time high and Zannel is dedicated to… Read More

  • Truphone Tones In

    This week Truphone introduced their new InTones service, which is free for both callers and recipients. This new feature offers a selection of ringtone sounds that their calls where hear. The choices are rock, jazz, bluegrass, hip-hop, ska, disco, Euro house, “standard” and something called Truphone. These InTones are played by the Truphone servers before the call is… Read More

  • Action Engine Shifts into Mobile High Gear

    There are more than 700 wireless devices on the market in U.S. today estimates the CTIA, and that means a lot of options for mobile content providers. So is now the time for action? Well it is according to Action Engine Corporation of Bellevue, Washington, which announced support for Windows Mobile 6.0 powered devices including the T-Mobile DASH and WING phones. “Device support is the… Read More

  • 3D Legos for your Mobile Phone

    When I was in grade school I had a friend who had a set of Legos that we played with for hours at a time. When I asked for my own set for Christmas, I was disappointed to open a set of cheap knockoffs called Lock Blocks. Thanks to the good people at Emdigo, I can finally overcome my disappointment with LEGO 3D Action Screens. Emdigo is a company founded by a group of graphics and video… Read More

  • Step Aside 700 MHz 60 GigaHz Approaching Fast

    Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working with extremely high radio frequencies that have already achieved broad bandwidth and high data transmission rates over short distances. The hope is that within three years 60 gigahertz (60 GHz) can be broadcast over vast networks like lower frequencies that are now being utilized. This could create a revolution in new mobile… Read More

  • Pirates take iPhone as a Prize

    MobileCrunch reported earlier this month that Chinese Pirates Copy (the) iPhone. Not to be undone by China, American pirates have unlocked the iPhone booty chest. 17-year-old George Hotz spent 500 hours this summer with a twelve-pounder soldering iron and a T-Mobile SIM card grappling hook to steal AT&T’s and Apple’s pieces-of-eight. Other pirates also claim to have… Read More

  • Vodafone Adds Internet Service

    Want better mobile Internet access? Well, moving to the British Isles might be in order, or at least a trip to Ireland and the U.K. Vodafone has announced that has teamed up with Google, Myspace, eBay and YouTube in an effort to provide a more enhanced and robust service with those sites. Additionally Vodafone mobile Internet users will access compressed and rearranged content of these and… Read More

  • Linux Mobile Moves towards Standardization

    The free operation system Linux is gaining more support in the mobile handset industry. Entities like the LiMo Foundation and the Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum met recently at the Linux World Conference to support Linux as a mobile phone operating system. Supporters from around the world have made Linux a major player in the mobile phone business. While supporters like the LiMo Foundation… Read More

  • War and Peace or iPhone Bill

    Prodigious iPhone users have been receiving itemized bills from AT&T that can number hundreds of pages long. And every thing is itemized. Even a small 1K text message shows up. Some bills are so large they had to be sent in boxes. The size of the bills have enraged some customers, and not just because of their cost. Paper producing trees take years to grow and if this trend continues… Read More

  • Mobile Web Buyers Better than SMS Buyers?

    New research from Bango shows that consumers who buy content on the mobile web buy more content, and require less support and fewer refunds than users who buy content through Premium SMS. The mobile web also has three times as many add-on sales. This gives marketers a greater return for advertising costs. “The mobile web gives consumers a payment experience they are already familiar with… Read More

  • 84% of Americans to have Mobile Phone by 2017

    SNL Kagan, a company that provides revenue projections for various communication outlets, predicts that in the next 10 years 84% of Americans will have a mobile phone. Mobile subscriptions are supposed to grow at a rate of 3% despite the fact that the American population is only projected to grow at a modest 1% rate. This growth rate is attributed to an increase in mobile data use, including… Read More