iPhone’s App Store vs. Verizon Wireless, AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, and more

By Jamie Pert - Feb 15, 2010

In the world of mobile applications there is no doubt that Apple are currently the market leaders, it now seems as if rivaling companies have had enough of this and plan to create an “open international applications platform”.

Apparently there will be two-dozen companies creating this App Store competitor, these companies include AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DoCoMo Verizon Wireless and Vodafone.

This announcement was made at this year’s Mobile World Congress, it is thought handset manufacturers LG, Samsung and Sony Ericsson are also supporting the initiative.

This universal platform will be called the “Wholesale Applications Community”, this will hopefully provide a central point where all participating carriers should be able to easily access applications.

Source: Guardian.co.uk

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