Themes and games boost for Italian network - Embedded.com

Themes and games boost for Italian network

LONDON — Telecom Italia, through its mobile unit TIM, is to launch wireless data services based on Qualcomm’s Brew solution to provide premium 3D mobile game titles by Gameloft through the Brew Gaming Signature Solution.

Brew will also enbale TIM users will also be able to gain access to ‘Idle Mode,’ a dynamic screen with the ability to subscribe to live content feeds, as well as downloadable ‘Themes,’ a series of skins that allow subscribers to customise the complete look and feel of their phone’s user interface.

Following launch of the new services, both the 3D mobile games and themes can be purchased and downloaded over the air using QUALCOMM’s BREW solution. “We believe there will be an accelerated drive toward native games in Europe in 2007,” said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services and MediaFLO Technologies.

The Brew solution will initially support TIM services on two handsets based on Qualcomm’s MSM chipsets that will support 3D graphics and audiovideo capabilities. The Samsung Z630 will offer TIM subscribers access to 3D wireless games while the Onda N5050 will offer the same services plus the ‘Idle Mode’ user interface and a range of custom TIM downloadable Themes.

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