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@ CTIA Wire: Day One: Guitar Hero-Blackberry; CondeNet-Verizon; Disney-Mobi; MobiConnect; WaveMarket

imageGuitar Hero III Mobile will rock your BlackBerrry: Hands-On Mobile, Inc. has partnered with Activision (NSDQ: ATVI), Inc. to bring Research in Motion’s (NSDQ: RIMM) (RIM) Guitar Hero III Mobile game to BlackBerry smartphones, available to the nation’s top four carriers this month. Users can download the game for $14.99, distributed by Magmic Games, at its store and play 15 instantly accessible tracks from the console series; a subscription runs $4.49 monthly for three songs per month. Release.

CondeNet channel now available on Verizon’s (NYSE: VZ) V CAST: CondeNet videos, including content from, and, will now be available in the Lifestyle category of Verizon’s V CAST-enabled phones. Users can pay $3.00 for 24-hour use or sign up for the $15.00 VPack monthly subscription, which also includes access to ESPN (NYSE: DIS) MVP, Get It Now and Mobile Web 2.0 services. Release.

MobiTV to offer Disney Channel: MobiTV is adding the Disney Channel — live, full-length episodes of Disney shows such as Hannah Montana, Phineas and Ferb as well as the franchise’s films. MobiTV subscribers also get Playhouse Disney, a daily morning programming block for preschoolers featuring Bunnytown, Handy Manny and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Disney Channel shows have been on SprintNextel since last year. Release.

CommuniGate’s MobiConnect to deliver app solution: CommuniGate Systems will deliver an IMS app that leverages location-based services and location-based advertising, offering a customizable mashup of click-to-call, instant messaging and rich presence functions. With the goal of helping operators monetize the app, they can deliver fee-based content to subscribers. Users can share files or pictures, find their location on a map and proximity of their friends and featured stores. Release.

WaveMarket launches location and privacy platform: WaveMarket launched Veriplace, a standards-based open location and privacy platform based on the security and privacy solutions of its Family Locator products. WAP, Web, SMS and Mobile developers will have access to users’ locations as long as the user grants access. Release.