Verizon Wireless and QUALCOMM have announced that the V CAST level games have helped Verizon Wireless see a 34% growth in game downloads in the last year since they first launched their V CAST handsets with 3D support, as well as 1xEV-DO capability.
The combined capabilities of QUALCOMM's 3D graphics-enabled MSM™ chipsets, the BREW solution and support for industry-standard OpenGL® ES APIs offers game publishers and developers an efficient, flexible and high performance solution for creating the most advanced mobile games for mass market phones. Currently there are more than 40 3D games available on V CAST, retailing between $7.49 and $12.99 per title for unlimited gameplay or between $2.49 and $4.99 for a monthly subscription. When these games are delivered over a high-speed network, such as Verizon Wireless' CDMA2000 1xEV-DO-based national network, subscribers can rapidly access much larger and more compelling titles, generating excitement in the gaming community as well as significantly more revenue across the value chain.This is clear evidence that supporting the latest technologies can allow your applications to be part of a rise in demand. Technologies like this, to me, are a natural step forward, too. Mobile 3D gaming was popular on other devices first so it's natural to expect people to like it on these new devices. Now all we need are keypads that make the action games easier to play. ;)
QUALCOMM | Press Room | Press Releases - March 22, 2006
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