Mobile Content Bits: Dream Is FCC Approved; Jamba On Opera; Verizon Kid-Tracker; Quattro Adds Games


Android phone receives FCC approval: The HTC Dream phone, which will be the first phone using Google’s (NSDQ: GOOG) Android operating system, has received FCC approval, according to Engadget. The phone comes with a “jogball,” which has been seen in mysterious videos online. From documentation, it also looks like it supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 (which means stereo) and GSM, including EDGE and WCDMA. Engadget said if this is indeed the Android phone, then T-Mobile, HTC, and Google will be free to announce the phone in September with an October launch as originally planned. Engadget also reported that Google released a new version of the Android SDK, called version 0.9, which puts it dangerously close to done.

Opera bookmarks Jamba: Jamba announced a partnership with the Opera Web browser to add the Jamba bookmark to its mobile browser, Opera Mini. The bookmark will be accessible from the browser’s homepage on the phone next to other content providers. It will take users to Jamba’s WAP page, where they can get mobile products such as music, games, video, graphics and applications. Release.

*Verizon* helps track kids: Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) said its kid-tracking service called Chaperone now has more features, such as being able to locate multiple children at the same time from either a parent’s phone or a Web site, and the ability to text message the children from the phone or the Web site, and integration with VZ Navigator, which allows the parents to pre-populate an address based on the child’s location and get turn-by-turn directions. In addition, Verizon Wireless launched Usage Controls, which for instance, allows parents to monitor a family plan, and implement content filters.

Quattro and Greystripe team up: Mobile ad network Quattro Wireless said it has partnered with Greystripe, an in-game advertising company, to provide mobile games to the sites that Quattro Wireless hosts. For instance, will use Greystripe

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