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27 companies start Wholesale Applications Community, will rival App Store

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Feb 2010 13:43

27 companies start Wholesale Applications Community, will rival App Store Announced today at the Mobile World Congress, 27 of the world's largest telecoms have announced the creation of the Wholesale Applications Community, an app store that they hope will rival the iPhone App Store and the Android Market.
The store should encourage developers to create applications for all smartphones and operating systems.

A few of the biggest names involved in the store are AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, China Mobile, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Vodafone, Wind and LG Electronics.

"For customers this means a broader choice of innovative applications and services available on a wider choice of devices than ever before," says the group.

Combined, the group has access to 3 billion customers worldwide.

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