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Mobile gaming on smartphones increases as 'feature phone' gaming falls

People with smartphones are playing more games on their handsets… but the number of people gaming on non-smartphone devices is falling. Those are some of the findings from a study released this week by digital marketing intelligence company comScore.

The number of people playing games on 'feature phones' (i.e. not smartphones) fell by 35% between February 2009 and February 2010. This contrasts with a 60% increase in the number of smartphone gamers. However, with feature phones accounting for around 80% of the overall market, that resulted in an overall 13% drop in the number of mobile gamers.

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Console-style hand control launched for mobile games

Wireless controller company Zeemote has announced a partnership with Sony Ericsson that’ll see the Sony Ericsson W705 sold with a Zeemote JS1 Bluetooth Mobile Gaming Controller on the T-Mobile UK network.

The phone will be pre-loaded with the Fast & Furious ‘Zeemote Ready’ game, which lets gamers use the Bluetooth-enabled JS1 hand control to interact with the on-screen action.

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Podcast - 13th November 2006

This week the team debate the launch date and iPod functionality of Apples forthcoming iPhone, review the Sony Ericsson Z558i with touch screen, take a look at the credit card sized P310 from Samsung and some new software that transfers DVDs to your mobile in 2 clicks, plus South Park has come to the mobile in the form of an interactive game.

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