FAST TAKES: Mytopia, Sybase, NTT DoComo

11 Nov 2008

Windows Mobile features Mytopia games

Mytopia's game community and games line up is now available on Windows Mobile devices, giving users access to eight free games that work cross-platform between the mobile device, the Mytopia website, and social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, hi5 and Friendster. This follows Mytopia's recent launch of RUGS (Real-time Universal Gaming System) which allows developers to code rich, connected applications one time, and simultaneously deploy native versions to every supported platform such as iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Symbian, Android, Palm and J2ME devices.,

Sybase releases retail management suite

Sybase, in partnership with Dopod and Zero Global, has launched in China the pioneering ZeroWire OnDemand for retail industries -- a mobile enterprise management suite developed for the fast moving consumer goods industry and which provides features such as access control, data collection, client management, mobile reporting, order approvals, terminal audits and consumer surveys. The solution works seamlessly with Dopod S600 and P860 smartphones and offers three versions according to specific customer needs -- standard, enterprise and advanced.,

NTT DoCoMo takes new tack

NTT DoCoMo is shifting its focus to personalization of services as well as the development of converged services, with an emphasis on mobile video, in response to the growth-minimizing effect of the Japanese market reaching maturity. The company also said it will provide handsets and devices geared to specific consumer needs, adopt open platforms, enhance hardware and software functions, and diversify designs and user interfaces.

Studio X wins Lego Batman deal

Studio X bagged the exclusive mobile games rights to the console game Lego Batman through a three-year distribution deal with publisher TT Games. The deal follows Studio X's recent acquisition of two PlayStation titles for mobile, the first time Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has allowed its console content to be licensed to a third party.

NBC Universal's Japan portal goes live

NBC Universal's new mobile portal in Japan went live in October and is offering downloadable content and services to mobile customers through NTT Docomo, KDDI-au and SoftBank Mobile. Customers of the three operators will be able to download themes, tones, decoration emails, made-for-mobile comics, flash and casual games as well as hold fan forums and communities.

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