Mobile Content Bits: VZ Navigator; Paramount Games; Java Video


Verizon (NYSE: VZ) launches VZ Navigator version 4: Verizon has launched version 4 of VZ Navigator, which lets customers access information about traffic incidents on major roadways, obtain traffic updates and find detours around traffic congestion and accidents, as well as access a 3D perspective view of maps, a movie and events finder, weather reports and forecasts, and gas prices at nearby gas stations. The service costs $9.99 for unlimited monthly access or $2.99 for one-day use, and “airtime or megabyte charges and specific terms of use apply when browsing, downloading and using the application”.

Player X to create games based on Paramount movies: Player X has signed a deal with Paramount Pictures to create mobile games and retrosodes for 3 movies over 3 years, although the movies haven’t been detailed. However, rumors are rife that the companies have signed a deal for Saturday Night Fever, Zoolander and Top Gun, reports PocketGamer.

On2 video codecs to run on Sun’s JavaFX: Sun is teaming up with On2 to use On2’s TrueMotion video codecs for Sun’s JavaFX, with the intention of getting the same high resolution video and media applications to run across browsers, desktops, mobile and embedded devices. The first availability of On2 video codec for JavaFX products will be in the fall of 2008.

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