First News Briefs for August 29, 2012
PlayMG Corp. today announced the MG—a dedicated portable Wi-Fi gaming system designed to the 60,000-plus Android freemium app games market. The MG features a 4-inch touchscreen, rounded corners and grip and features that cater to kids under 18 years-old that don't have smartphones. The MG project is live on Kickstarter and the company hopes to have the product available by the holidays. The MG carries a $169 suggested retail price and will include both preloaded games and a cash credit toward future game purchases. The first 2,000 buyers who visit Kickstarter and pledge $99 will be rewarded with an MG this holiday season. Other supporters will be able to order their MG for $149.
Altair Semiconductor, a developer of 4G LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee-3100/6200 chipset has been certified to run over Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network. Altair’s FourGee-3100/6200 chipset supports both FDD and TDD variants using single software, and covers any LTE frequency band in the range between 700-2700MHz.
TomTom previews its new navigation application for Android at IFA today. TomTom navigation, map and traffic technologies will be incorporated into the new app. TomTom's on-board maps, IQ Routes and HD Traffic are all included. The application is set for release in October 2012.
Syniverse today is expanding its relationship with Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo to provide the operator with Wi-Fi data and financial clearing solutions. According to a press release, Syniverse will enable NTT DoCoMo to follow industry standards and processes for Wi-Fi roaming, relieving the operator from internal operations and conversions that would otherwise be required. Syniverse says its solutions will also be able to simplify both wholesale and retail billing for NTT DoCoMo