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SPIL targets mobile gamers with HTML5

Internet games company SPIL Games announced its move into the mobile market with HTML5-based versions of a number of its titles, also launching a US$50,000 developer competition for new products using the technology.

ST-Ericsson aims for sub EUR100 smartphones

Mobile chipmaker ST-Ericsson has launched silicon that it claims could enable device manufacturers to produce smartphones with a wholesale price of less than EUR100.

Samsung opens up TV apps platform

South Korean vendor Samsung was in Silicon Valley this week to promote its fledgling apps proposition for Internet-connected TVs to prospective developers. The vendor is pushing its new app platform – known as Samsung Apps – for its new range of connected TVs and Blu-ray players as part of a wider strategy to offer apps that work across multiple device types.

Ericsson unveils app store; coy on 2010 prospects

The world’s largest mobile infrastructure supplier, Sweden’s Ericsson, has launched a white label app store as a service to mobile operators. The company claims it is already in discussions with a number of operators regarding them using the new service, known as ‘eStore.’

Mobile operators unite on global apps platform

The world’s largest mobile operators have joined forces to launch an open international applications platform, marking the largest unified move to date by the operator community into the mobile apps space. The so-called ‘Wholesale Applications Community’ will combine 24 of the world’s largest mobile carriers.

GSMA CEO heralds ad-funded apps opportunity

GSMA CEO Rob Conway opened the conference programme at Congress this morning proclaiming that 2010 would be the “year of the developer.”

DT extends open apps approach

Deutsche Telekom plans to integrate with mobile app and content stores to offer users the widest possible choice, regardless of the brand of phone they use.

Telstra proposes alternative approach to app stores

A senior exec of Australia’s largest operator put forward an alternative proposal at today’s keynote conference session dedicated to mobile applications.

BBC pushes mobile app strategy

UK broadcaster BBC is set to launch two applications for news and sport that will make it easier for smartphone users in the UK to access the broadcaster’s content on their handsets, said Erik Huggers, the BBC’s director of future media and technology, at today’s keynote conference session on mobile entertainment.

LiMo aligns itself with apps fight-back

The LiMo Foundation – the consortium behind mobile OS LiMO – has announced the imminent availability of its new R3 platform, new LiMo handsets (from ELSE, NEC and Panasonic Mobile Communications) and new members including ELSE and Adobe.