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    Default AppStore Clones All Around!!!

    Found this on Fortune.
    As they say “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery“, Apple’s AppStore concept has been stolen/copied by all major mobile providers by now. It’s strange that mobile makers such as Nokia, Samsung etc., have been making mobile phones for over 10-15 years now and they couldn’t come up with something like AppStore. That is why we have something called the ‘Apple Cult’ guys. Anyways check this out.

    Here is the list of mobile phone manufactures who have announced AppStore like stores over the past one week along:

    * Nokia’s Ovi Store. An online app and media portal that comes “pre-integrated” on Nokia’s new N97, but will be available for download on a slew of existing Nokia phones come May. (link)
    * Windows Marketplace. Along with a new version of Windows Mobile, Microsoft announced Monday that it will open a new Windows Marketplace offering — you guessed it — 20,000 apps, some of which actually run on mobile devices. (link)
    * App Store for Symbian. PocketGear, which had previously built its own Palm App Store and an App Store for Windows Mobile, unveiled an App Store for Symbian, the operating system that runs Nokia’s smartphones. How it will compete with the Ovi Store remains to be seen. (link)
    * Android Market. Google opened an application marketplace for the Android platform last October, but so far it has only accepted free apps. Look for an announcement from Google this week about how that’s going to change.
    * BlackBerry Applications Center. Research in Motion invited developers to submit programs to its forthcoming Applications Center in October. We may be hearing more this week about when that will open for business.
    * Palm Software Store. This one went live in December with 2,000 apps and 1,000 free games available for download to both Palm OS devices and Windows Mobile.

    And with over 20,000 apps already on AppStore, none of the mobile phone manufactures would want to lose out on this gold rush. iPhone will continue to RULE this mobile world, guys.

    [via - Fortune]

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    Default Re: AppStore Clones All Around!!!

    I have an ipod touch and a nokia/SE,it's the best choice

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    Default Re: AppStore Clones All Around!!!

    An exciting time for the mobile industry.


 

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