disney mobile

  • Disney Mobile Plans Big Holiday Push With Three New Games: Monster’s Inc. Run, Nemo’s Reef, And Where’s My Holiday?

    Disney Mobile Plans Big Holiday Push With Three New Games: Monster’s Inc. Run, Nemo’s Reef, And Where’s My Holiday?

    Disney Mobile, the maker of Where’s My Water? (plus a bunch of games tied to Disney films), has some big plans for the next couple of weeks, with four updates to existing games and the launch three new games scheduled for the next week or so. Bart Decrem, who runs Disney’s mobile division, told me that he’s hoping the mix of updates and new titles will move his team back… Read More

  • Disney, Q-pot Choco, Honey Bee: Japan Gets 3 Extra-Cute Android Phones

    Disney, Q-pot Choco, Honey Bee: Japan Gets 3 Extra-Cute Android Phones

    Android adoption is growing rapidly in Japan, with local handset manufacturers doing everything they can in order to meet the demands of customers in all segments of the population. One particularly attractive target group seems to be women, given how many Japanese companies say they design Android phones specifically for female users. Here are three recent examples. Read More

  • Disney Mobile Japan Announces Two (Cute) Android Phones

    Disney Mobile Japan Announces Two (Cute) Android Phones

    Disney, which has been doing business as an MVNO in Japan (Disney Mobile) since 2008, took the wraps off two new Android phones [JP] yesterday. The DM010SH will be rolled out in Japan in October, followed by the DM011SH in December (prices tbd). Technically, the DM010SH is based on the Sharp’s AQUOS 009SH [JP] and features Android 2.3, a 4-inch LCD with QHD resolution, an 8MP CMOS… Read More

  • Disney’s Appmates Turn The iPad Into An Interactive Playmat

    Disney’s Appmates Turn The iPad Into An Interactive Playmat

    I wasn’t much for playing with toy cars as a kid — you’d have found me parked in front of a Sega Genesis, if anything — but I suspect Disney Mobile’s new line of Appmate iPad peripherals would have been just the thing to change my mind. Read More

  • With Swampy The Alligator, Disney Takes Aim At The Angry Birds Empire

    With Swampy The Alligator, Disney Takes Aim At The Angry Birds Empire

    While most studios team up with developers to create games that support existing properties, Disney is going the opopsite direction with the release of their latest iOS game. Their goal for Swampy the Alligator here isn’t just to snag the top spot for app purchases: they want to see him break into movies and merch too. In short, they want this alligator to be like the Angry Birds. Read More

  • Disney Opens Cute Cell Phone Store In Tokyo

    Disney Opens Cute Cell Phone Store In Tokyo

    Disney exited the cell phone business in the US back in 2007, but the MVNO Disney operates in Japan seems to be doing well: last month, Disney Mobile Japan started offering a special Android phone, which is currently being advertised on national TV. And yesterday, Disney Mobile even opened [JP, PDF] a physical store in central Tokyo. Read More

  • How Disney Mobile Is Succeeding In Japan (After Failing In the U.S.)

    How Disney Mobile Is Succeeding In Japan (After Failing In the U.S.)


    Disney embarked on a cellular phone business in the US as early as June 2006 but pulled the plug at the end of last year, citing delays in the spread of 3G networks as the major reason. In March this year, Disney carried out another attempt, but this time in Japan, where the brand has been super-popular for decades now. Disney Japan teamed up with local telecom conglomerate SoftBank to become… Read More

  • Disney planning new mobile offerings

    Disney planning new mobile offerings


    Even after shuttering its MVNO business last year, Disney hasn’t given up on its pursuit of the mobile world. Forbes reported that the kid-focused giant plans to plans roll out a mobile storefront, IM system and virtual world widgets for the 9 to 14 year old tween market. Larry Shapiro, executive VP of business development and operations for Disney’s Internet Group, estimated… 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

  • Hey, You Three! Disney Mobile Is Rolling Out New Features!

    Hey, You Three! Disney Mobile Is Rolling Out New Features!

    Good news for the few Disney Mobile subscribers out there. Looks like you’ll be getting some new features later this year. Some sound pretty useful actually, like a unique calendaring service that will allow parents to keep a web-based calendar that can push event alerts to family phones via SMS. Another service called Scout will also be debuting this year on Disney Mobile. Scout will… Read More