Nationmedia broke the news that Kenyans will be able to watch mobile TV thanks to a partnership deal signed between Safaricom and a digital mobile television firm. Initially available in Nairobi, customers will also be able to access news and entertainment-based websites through their phones. Subscription to the service will be free until the end of June. Thereafter, a subscription fee of Sh1,000 ($16) will be charged.
Monthly Archive for April, 2008
iQuickBlock is a pretty basic game but the coolest thing about it is that it was developed in 6 hours. Who knew developing games for the iPhone would be so easy? Well, maybe it’s not easy and the developers over at the Warsaw Technical University are actually really smart and banged out Poland’s first iPhone app in about the same amount of time as it takes to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.
Sony Ericsson has announced a new technology called Project Capuchin (Ka-poo-cheen?) that aims to bring Flash Lite and Java together on your mobile device. Flash has always been very promising in terms of its potential for mobile gaming. Just look at the amazing flash games out there and how well they could port to mobile. Also, by bringing Java and Flash together, we can expect incredibly rich applications that would make an iPhone jealous.
Engadget’s readers sent in a great post about getting the iPhone UI on a Windows Mobile device. Flick Software Research is ready to launch its product iSwish interface and iZoom pinch software in beta come early May.
Open your wallets, folks. There’s a rumor making the rounds that AT&T might shave off as much as $200 dollars on the upcoming 3G iPhone, bringing the price to a very nice $199. The info comes originally from Fortune, where a “person familiar with the strategy” told the author about the subsidy, which will be available to those who sign a 2 year contract. The article also goes on to say that the 3G iPhone will be 2.5 mm slimmer than the current version. It’s still very much a rumor, albeit a somewhat plausible one, as subsidies are very common in the mobile industry.
Hands-On Mobile and Marvel Entertainment have announced the release of Iron Man, a mobile adaptation of the upcoming movie, which itself is based on the classic comic series. Equipped with repulsor rays and the devastating unibeam, players have to battle through 4 levels in the vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up. It’s already available on some carriers, and will be rolling out to others as quickly as Hands-On can manage, so if you’re in the US check out the website or text IRON to 46966.
I have tried a few times to get videos on my BlackBerry and it has been a real pain. YouTube is not compatible with the BlackBerry and TinyTube is so bad that you shouldn’t waste your time with it. After some quick Google searches, I came across a clean looking video converter by Mediacell. Since I’m a Mac user, I had to use my friend’s PC because BlackBerrys and Macs don’t work together like Itchy and Scratchy. Continue reading ‘Uploading AVI’s to the BlackBerry Curve’
Glu announced the global launch of SPEED RACER, a mobile game based on the highly-anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures live-action film. This high-octane family adventure written, directed and produced by the Wachowski brothers, creators of the The Matrix trilogy, and produced by Joel Silver, is the first big-screen adaptation of the popular television series. Continue reading ‘SPEED RACER Zooms onto Mobile Phones Around the World’
Just found out that mobile TV client SlingPlayer Mobile has just gotten an upgrade on its Windows Mobile and Symbian OS versions. The free update adds support for a few additional phones — Nokia N95 8GB, Samsung i750, and Treo 500v, for instance — and improves the streaming quality on some models. You can check out their website for a demo of the software in action.
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According to a recent press release, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone will team to deliver a live global mobile simulcast spotlighting performances from Madonna’s April 30 show at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. The simulcast, will feature four live songs from the disc, officially dropping Tuesday. Verizon Wireless is scheduled to begin the mobile broadcast at 10 p.m. EST via the V Cast Performances channel, with Vodafone Live’s broadcast beginning at 3 a.m. GMT for subscribers in the U.K., Germany, Italy, France and close to a dozen other international markets. V Cast Performances will also archive the performance for 30 days.