Mobile Content Bits: Brew Gets Flash; Juicecaster Adds Location; Nokia Goes Live; Guitar Hero Rocks


— Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) and Adobe Systems (NSDQ: ADBE) announced today at the Brew conference in San Diego that they have upgraded the Brew mobile platform to support Adobe Flash technology, which will allow developers to use video and other Flash content when creating applications in the Brew environment. Of course, this is a big deal because Apple’s (NSDQ: AAPL) iPhone has declined to support Flash to date. Release.

JuiceCaster, the mobile social-networking service, said today that it is supporting location-based geotagging for for Qualcomm’s Brew solution. Now JuiceCaster users can send pictures and videos that automatically include their location to social-networking platforms, like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. It also immediately notifies users when someone updates their status in a nearby area. The announcement was made today at the Brew conference, but JuiceCaster intends on supporting other platforms too.

— Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced today that Windows Live for mobile will be available for Nokia S60 devices for the first time in the U.S. and in six more countries, including Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Poland and Romania, which brings the grand total to 33. Windows Live for Nokia includes access to Hotmail, Messenger, Live Contacts and Spaces. Once downloaded, and a user signs-in, the application enables customers to move between contacts, e-mail, messenger, phone calls, text messaging, camera, gallery and browsing.

— Hands-On Mobile, the mobile game publisher that developed Guitar Hero III Mobile, said today that the game was the hottest selling title on Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) phones in the first three months of the year. So far, the game has been downloaded nearly 1 million times across all operators and more than 250,000 songs are played daily. The most popular songs are “Slow Ride”, “Mississippi Queen” and “Black Magic Woman.”

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