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  • Sony BMG Release Geometry Wars Exclusively on Verizon Wireless

    The popular arcade game Geometry Wars is now available for play on mobile handsets, but you’ll need to be a Verizon Wireless subscriber to get in the game. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has announced the exclusive release of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved Mobile for Verizon. The game was developed by Bizarre Creations, and is faithful to the original console version. The controls will… Read More

  • Study: iPhone Has Video Potential

    Well file this under information we probably already knew. A recent survey from media research firm Intererpret, LLC, suggests that the iPhone has the potential to deliver growth for mobile video usage. The studies finding show that 63 percent of iPhone owners have already used the widescreen-enabled device to watch video. “Apple has already made a name for itself as a top destination… Read More

  • DVB-H Gets Boost from HiWire Act

    The de facto mobile TV standard situation in America may have cleared up just a bit as HiWire has announced a 24-channel lineup using the DVB-H standard in Las Vegas. This content will include seven channels from Discovery Communications including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Kids and Discovery Mobile; along with six channels from MTV Networks with MTV, CMT, Comedy… Read More

  • SendMe Launches Online to Mobile Game

    Today SendMe, a provider of direct-to-consumer mobile entertainment, announced the launch of SoLow, an online to mobile game that has players compete to get down to the bottom. Users can place free bids for prizes, enter a sweepstakes, and in a unique twist the lowest unique bid wins. “The concept behind SoLow has exploded elsewhere in the world with hundreds of thousands of… Read More

  • Another Bad Break for T-Mobile at The Tour de France

    Yet another reason to post about the Tour de France on MobileCrunch this week: German state television channels ARD and ZDF have pulled race coverage following a positive drug test by German cyclist Patrick Sinkewitz, a rider for the T-Mobile sponsored team. The German Cycling Union, the BDR, said there were possible signs of abuse of the male hormone testosterone. The pulling of the race is… Read More

  • Free Consumer Phone Service from Ooma

    Thanks to mobile plans with thousands of free minutes, in-network calling options and even mobile VOIP options many consumers have ditched their traditional landlines. But Michael has posted over at sister site TechCrunch about VOIP startup Ooma and its new free consumer phone service. This service might just offer mobile phones a bit of competition. Ooma is using an innovative… Read More

  • CTIA’s 2007 Technology Fair

    If you’re around Washington, DC tomorrow you might want to head to Capitol Hill for the CTIA’s 2007 Wireless Technology & Reception. This event will highlight recent advancements in wireless technology. It will be held at the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer on Thursday, July 19th, 3pm until 7pm. Representatives from various wireless companies, along with senators and members… Read More

  • Hearst Isn’t So Local After All; Local Mobile Search Still Going?

    Hearst Corp. apparently didn’t find what it was looking for, as it has sold off its shares of Local.com, a search engine for local businesses, services and products. Hearst was thinking locally earlier this year when it made a private placement investment in Local.com, and had paid $6 million for its stake, obtaining a 22 percent stake in the company. But last week the company converted… Read More

  • Publishing Group of America Brings Out Mobile Editions

    The Publishing Group of America, publisher of print magazines American Profile and Relish, has signed a deal with DMD Mobile Holdings Inc. to offer pay-per-use mobile versions. This new mobile content, which will include recipes from Relish on demand, as well a horoscopes and other factoids from American Profile, will be available through texting codes printed in banner ads in the print… Read More

  • Don’t Text And Drive, Let Your Virtual Assistant Answer For You


    Well it seems obvious enough that texting while driving is a bad thing, it takes tragic events like the one last week to really bring the point home. The best rule of thumb should be to keep the thumbs on the steering wheel at all times, and avoid even touching the mobile handset. But since a lot of people aren’t going to listen to this advice, we figured we try and recommend an… Read More

  • Woohoo! Simpsons Mobile Game on the Way

    With just over a week until The Simpsons Movie arrives in theaters few details of the script have yet leaked. But what has finally been confirmed is that a game from EA Mobile is on the way. The Simpsons: Minutes to Meltdown is actually now available on Jamster and T-Mobile in the U.K., but rumors are circulating that an American version is on the way. In the game you play as Homer and can… Read More

  • Speech-to-Text App for Mobile

    As someone who learned to type in elementary school the idea of “texting” is just foreign to me. I prefer to use all my fingers to compose a message and devices that have keys share letters can be downright frustrating. But if I could speak a message and then send it as text I’d be very happy indeed. Well, VoiceSignal has heard me loud and clear it seems. The company has… Read More

  • O2 To Ditch i-mode

    Forbes is reporting that U.K. carrier O2 will abandon its i-mode service after only being able to sign up 260,000 users to the Internet phone service in the past two years. Additionally, the mobile carrier will not sell any new i-mode-enabled handsets from the end of July, but despite this would continue to support those quarter of million users for the next two years. This technology… Read More

  • Ubisoft Unloads GameLoft

    Ubisoft has left the loft. That’s the word from GameDaily, which is reporting that the French publisher has sold off its 13 million+ shares of mobile company Gameloft. Despite this the two will continue to collaborate on future titles. Last week Ubisoft sold 13,367,923 shares in the company to Calvon Crédit Agricole Group’s Corporate and Investment Bank. Under the terms of the… Read More

  • NBC Inks Deal with Alltel

    You’ll be able to watch your favorite content from NBC Universal on mobile handsets from Alltel Wireless. mocoNews is reporting that NBC Unversal (NBCU) has inked a deal with Alltel, and this will allow the carrier to distribute content from NBCU’s 11 video on-demand channels, along with ringtones, ringbacks and wallpapers via Alltel’s Access data service. Various… Read More

  • Make Your Best Move

    Chess is a game that is fairly easy to learn, can take a lifetime to truly master and really requires a lot of concentration during heated matches. But if you’re more about speed chess and quick games than the upcoming Advanced Karpov 3D Chess for mobile from Hudson Entertainment might be more your speed. This game will feature 3D graphics with multiple camera angles, along with a… Read More

  • StupidVideos.com Mobilizes Content

    YouTube recently began a beta of its mobile site. StupidVideos.com is now making its more than 25K user-generated videos available to a mobile audience. StupidVideos.com, a division of PureVideo Networks, hopes to attract existing users of the site, as well as new consumers who discover the mobile Web site. The mobile site is built by Quattro Wireless, a company that creates adaptive mobile… Read More

  • Sprint Launches loopt, First Social Mapping Service

    Are your friends avoiding you? Are they really getting together without you? Well, Sprint probably didn’t have tracking in mind when they announced loopt, but this first-ever social mapping service on a major U.S. carrier will help you know if you’re being given the brush-off. More importantly it will help make sure you don’t miss your friends, as the service uses GPS… Read More

  • T-Mobile Tour Woes Continue

    OK, this isn’t a sports blog, but we are following the Tour de France over at MobileCrunch, and since T-Mobile has a team this is worth reporting. The team’s smiles (right) have all but disappeared as yet another of their riders has taken a spill. Today during the ninth stage German rider Marcus Burghardt has crashed after hitting a Labrador as it crossed the road about 50km after… Read More

  • EU to Announce Standard for Mobile TV

    One of the upsides for bringing all the nations of Europe under a single banner is that we’ve managed to see a (mostly) continental-wide currency, easier access between countries and more consistent standards when it comes to technology. OK, there are some holdouts, and a few nations that like to do their own thing (don’t change U.K., we love you just the way you are). Read More