/customers/mobilegamesblog.com/mobilegamesblog.com/httpd.www/blog3/wp-content/plugins/wp-cache/wp-cache-phase1.php MobileGamesBlog
Logo
header

Lidl Starts Selling Smartphones

May 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS, Smartphones & Tablets | No Comments »

Following in Aldi’s Shoes, German discounter Lidl is also starting to sell off cheap Android-based smartphones. While Aldi launched the Wolfgang brand to promote their line-up of mobile devices, Lidle isn’t taking that route. Instead, the company is offering the smartphones under the name of their manufacturer. Huawei. Read the rest of this entry »

Gree Acquires Funzio for $210m

May 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Gree has completed a new acquisition in the US market. Funzio, an outfit specialized in hardcore cross-platform social games, has been acquired by Gree for $210 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Fast Company: Tablets Kill eReaders

May 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Kindle | No Comments »

Following the demise of the netbook, the tablet seems to be wiping out the eReader market as well. Though tablets are a true horror to the retina when reading books, the benefit of being able to read in colour and read on a device purchased for all sorts of entertainment seems to go above purchasing a dedicated reading gadget. Read the rest of this entry »

Microsoft Puts restrictions on Marketplace Apps

May 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

Yesterday, Microsoft made clear the new policy for the Windows Phone Marketplace will be quality over quantity. Microsoft has put some more restrictions in place to kick out ‘unwanted’ apps. Read the rest of this entry »

Motorola Sales Plunge, Again

May 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

In the past quarter, Motorola Mobility has sold 8.9 million mobile devices. The sales took another dive. In the same quarter of 2011, Motorola Mobility sold 9.2 million devices. Though sales are down again, Motorola did record an increase in smartphone sales. Read the rest of this entry »

PopCap Signs Merchandising Deal on Mobile IP

May 1st, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Brand Licensing | No Comments »

Following the success of Rovio with Angry Birds, PopCap Games has also entered into an agreement to create merchandising based on PopCap’s mobile IP. Though the deal was signed off on a large number of brands owned by the EA subsidiary, the most valuable brand in PopCap’s portfolio is without doubt the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Read the rest of this entry »

Juniper: Samsung Topping the Smartphone Charts

May 1st, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

According to research from Juniper, Samsung is topping the smartphone sales charts again in the first quarter of 2012, but only when looking at unit sales. Revenuewise, Apple is still dominating the smartphone market. Read the rest of this entry »

Elite Celebrates 30 Years of ZX Spectrum

April 28th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Brand Licensing | No Comments »

Today, the good old ZX Spectrum has turned 30. This roughly two weeks after we have said goodbye to the creator of the Commodore 64 (or C64). Elite Systems celebrates the occasion in their own way. Read the rest of this entry »

Adobe Announces Creative Cloud

April 24th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Adobe Flash & Air | No Comments »

Adobe has launched their new Creative Cloud service. Not only does Adobe allow you to get your newest software from the Creative Cloud, it also allows you to rent your software. Reducing replacement costs and allowing you to upsize the number of licenses in case of temporary peaks in your workload. Read the rest of this entry »

PopCap Maintains Dominance through Plants vs. Zombies

April 24th, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

When a business launches its products, all it takes is just one of the products to hit it big with the market. PopCap is a company that develops a lot of the games you might have already played, responsible for such classics as Bejeweled, Feeding Frenzy 2 and Plants Vs Zombies. PopCap games are not only available for iOS as well as Android devices but have now taken over the gaming world by storm. A lot of the games that the company has released are available for the PC, PS3, Wii and even Xbox 360. While many titles are popular, the biggest game that the company has probably ever developed is Plants vs. Zombies which continues to be a hit in all platforms that it is available in. There is a little known fact unknown to handheld gadget users and that is this game was originally released for the PC, and not for the latter as most people commonly believe. Read the rest of this entry »

« Older Entries - Newer Entries »

RSS

Twitter

Facebook

Ovi



Disclaimer:

Arjan Olsder is the Vice President of Pixalon Studios. Opinions expressed on this publication do not have to represent those of Pixalon Studios.

Partnerships:

Contact Us:

Other (Dutch) Publications:

Copyright 2004-2010 Digishock Publishing. All Rights Reverved.