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Dozens of new Samsung phones

In addition to the phones announced last week, Samsung has unveiled a slew of new handsets at CommunicAsia 2005. I wonder how many will make it out of Asia?

New content scheme to protect phone numbers

The Liberty Alliance has drafted specifications for a new mobile content distribution scheme that would prevent content providers from learning the mobile number

Open-source J2ME games

Want to learn how to build J2ME games? Want some solid, tested code to base your new game on? Well, why don't you check out Winter Sports and Marv the Miner, two J2ME games released under

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Editor's Corner

Editor's Corner In case you missed my letter, I'd like to invite you to join me at an exclusive FierceDeveloper executive summit. The event, wVoIP

Nokia, Apple to create Series 60 Web browser

Nokia is working with Apple to create an open-source mobile Web browser. The Series 60 Web browser will be based on WebCore, the

Interview: Mforma COO Jonathan Sacks

Mforma COO Jonathan Sacks, formerly of AOL Interactive, recently sat down for an interview. According to Sacks, "mobile is more exciting than the beginning of the

Verizon, Sprint to open premium billing?

Rumor has it that Verizon Wireless and, later, Sprint will open up their premium billing to third parties. This is a huge development for mobile

Seven new Nokia Series 40 handsets

Nokia has released seven new Series 40 handsets aimed at regaining marketshare. The most impressive new phone, the 6280, is a 3G slider with a 2-MP

Four new phones from Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson has released four new phones: the S600, Z520, J210, and the K608i. The S600 is a swivel phone aimed at the youth market. It has stereo speakers,

Debugging MIDP HTTP Requests

Sun has posted an article describing some practical tips for creating a wrapper for MIDP HTTP requests. Even if you already use the HTTP debugging tools built-in to NetBeans, this

Mobile Web development with ASP.NET

Microsoft has posted an official roadmap for mobile Web technologies based on ASP.NET. ASP.NET 2.0 doesn't exactly sound like a revolution, but it does add some

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Editor's Corner: Siemens sells mobile division to BenQ

Siemens today officially confirmed rumors that it is selling its ailing mobile phone unit to

Mobile gaming: Headed for disaster?

Russell Beattie has an interesting post about the future of mobile gaming. Russ argues that an oversupply of very simple, similar-looking games, along with a

Macromedia bringing Flash to BREW

At the BREW 2005 conference last week, Macromedia announced that it will bring Flash-based mobile content to Qualcomm's BREW. Neither company has announced a time

Sorrent becomes Glu Mobile

Sorrent, which recently bought UK firm Macrospace, has decided to rename itself Glu Mobile. SVP Jill Braff says the move came because neither

Bango to go public, expected to raise £5M

UK firm Bango has announced a plan to go public with a flotation worth £5 million (about $9 million). The company is best known in England

Philips 766: Cameraphone with touchscreen

Philips is expected to release the 766 later this year. It is a tri-band GSM phone with a 1.3-MP cameraphone. The 766 also

Cingular launches HP iPaq h6320 and h6235

Cingular yesterday debuted the HP iPaq h6320 and h6235 (which are simply rebranded versions of T-Mobile's h6310 and h6315). Still with me? Both handsets include