NES emulator for mobile phones

Who needs a Game Boy when the vNes emulator by Vampent lets you run classic NES roms right from your mobile phone? From the official site: “vNes is a NES emulator for mobiles. It lets you play Nintendo 8-bits games on your mobile. You can put games from thousands of roms in your pocket, play them anytime and anywhere, with the memories and joys of old time.”The emulator is available on both the J2ME and Symbian mobile platforms for approximately $10. Your phone will need 246k RAM with a zippy CPU to run the roms. Nice! via Check it here:

Next gen BlackBerry shows up at 3GSM

A new 3G Blackberry mobile email device designed to compete with feature-rich smartphones could be on the way soon from Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM – message board; Toronto: RIM).The vendor gave favored delegates a sneak preview of the new Blackberry at the 3GSM mobile show in Barcelona this week.The device is yet to be officially unveiled and wasn’t showcased at the Blackberry stand in the exhibition halls.Jack Gold, analyst at J.Gold Associates, while stressing that he hasn’t seen the final versions of these products yet, expects that the devices will be part of a new breed of smartphone-like devices designed for work and play.”It’s like a pseudo-Treo,” says Gold, saying that RIM has been looking at adding features like a music player as well as updating the business applications on the device.”They have to do this to stay competitive,” opines Gold, adding that users want the fun features, while RIM-affiliated carriers want to be able to flog user ringtones and other multimedia content over their networks.RIM itself hasn’t so far made any official statements about a new device. “Please keep in mind that RIM does not usually provide information on products that have not been announced yet,” a spokeswoman for the company told Unstrung.For business use, the biggest benefit will probably be the ability to download large Powerpoint attachments in addition to regular emails. The device is said to have Powerpoint editing software, which will allow users to download a presentation, make changes, then forward it, all without a PC. That way, users could take short business trips without having to pack a laptop.The UMTS version of the popular email handheld could appear in Europe in the second quarter. RIM already has a 3G CDMA device for the North American market. Any pricing discussion is speculative, but Gold estimates that the units would retail for $400. “That’s about where Treo is, which I would guess would be their primary competition until the new Microsoft-powered devices launch later this spring/summer,” Gold adds. via

The Mio P350 and P550 Revealed

French site, Mobinaute, has details on two new Mio GPS Pocket PCs, deemed to be successors to the A201. The P550 will feature a 400MHz processor, integrated GPS (SiRFstar III), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, an SDIO/SD/MMC slot, and Windows Mobile 5.0. The P350 is the baby-brother version, lacking both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. No word yet on an official release date or price, but more will be revealed at CeBIT next month. Check the translated site here: via