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Qualcomm, Intel invest in wireless games

Chipmaker Intel and Qualcomm are among the newest investors in Jamdat, the makers of mobile games including Gladiator, which is among the most popular cell phone games in the United States. The two companies were part of a second round of funding announced Thursday that totaled $10 million. After a successful run in Europe, Jamdat is now focusing on the Americas and has recently signed deals with providers Sprint PCS, AT&T Wireless and Qwest Communications International. In the United States, its Gladiator game, which tries to re-create on a cell phone the battles in the ancient Coliseum in Rome, has been played more than 1.2 million times by users logging an estimated 6.1 million minutes, or an estimated 11 years worth of airtime.

Chipmaker Intel and Qualcomm are among the newest investors in Jamdat, the makers of mobile games including Gladiator, which is among the most popular cell phone games in the United States. The two companies were part of a second round of funding announced Thursday that totaled $10 million.

After a successful run in Europe, Jamdat is now focusing on the Americas and has recently signed deals with providers Sprint PCS, AT&T Wireless and Qwest Communications International. In the United States, its Gladiator game, which tries to re-create on a cell phone the battles in the ancient Coliseum in Rome, has been played more than 1.2 million times by users logging an estimated 6.1 million minutes, or an estimated 11 years worth of airtime.