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Mobile game developer AirPlay showed off its latest interactive game that lets football fans play along with the game as it’s happening. Here’s how it works, players click through a menu for each play and predict what they think will happen. If they’re right they earn points. The game will be available on Sprint’s network starting Tuesday.
Openwave, a mobile mini-browser developer, gave a sneak peak of its new Audio and Video Ringback Solution. Instead of just playing a song as a ring back, friends sporting a video-enabled phone can also be treated to a short clip of a music video when they get your call.rn
rn Openwave plans to formerly launch the new video ringback on Tuesday when the Fall CTIA show officially opens. The company’s PR flacks claim it’s in trials with at least one U.S. mobile operator, but so far it’s keeping mum on who exactly is testing it. rn
The popular Capcom crime adventure game “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” originally developed for Nintendo consoles will soon be available on mobile phones. rn
rnThe guys at the booth said that the original console game has sold out and that people are spending big bucks on eBay for the game. Soon true fans will also be able to enjoy the crime adventure series on handsets as they try to help attorney Phoenix Wright unravel his latest court room drama. Players get to cross-examine witnesses to try to figure out who done it.
rn Verizon Wireless and Cingular will likely get the game first sometime this fall, said one of the PR guys. But Sprint and T-Mobile are expected to offer the game as well by the end of the first quarter 2007.
Handmark, a mobile phone application developer, showed off its on-device portal solution for the first time on Java-based Motorola phones, including the RAZR, SLVR and PEBL. The company will officially announce the portal availability on Tuesday.rn
rn Handmark first announced its portal that aggregates weather, news, 411-information services, etc., at the spring CTIA show in Las Vegas. At that point, the portal was supported on Palm’s Treo smart phone. The Handmark portal will be available on all carrier networks that carry the mentioned Motorola phones, except Verizon Wireless, which does not use Java to develop web applications.