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The once and future app store | CTIA show – CNET Reviews April 3, 2009

Posted by hruf in Internet & Communities, Mobile & Gadgets.
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LAS VEGAS–It seems there are going to be as many ways to run a mobile application store as there are stores themselves.

RIM’s BlackBerry App World is a model of how mobile OS vendors are trying to balance consumer needs and carrier needs.

(Credit: Maggie Reardon/CNET)

One of the big topics this week at CTIA 2009 has been mobile applications, as Research in Motion unveiled BlackBerry App World and Microsoft talked about its forthcoming Windows Marketplace for Mobile. The dam has truly broken with mobile applications; for years, most consumers seemed indifferent to third-party applications, but now they are viewed as an essential part of any smartphone, just like they are on a PC or Mac.

via The once and future app store | CTIA show – CNET Reviews.

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