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Nokia first to sign up to Skype for Symbian

VoIP firm Skype today announced further details on last month’s news that it will provide a client for smartphones which run on Symbian, the world’s dominant smartphone operating system. Nokia is the first handset vendor to support the client, stating that it is now downloadable for free from its Ovi Store.

Microsoft launches its first Android app

The BBC reports that Microsoft has developed its first application for Google’s Android platform.

Windows Phone 7 won’t run current mobile apps

Ahead of its MIX10 developer conference in Las Vegas next week, Microsoft executive Charlie Kindel has revealed that the company’s forthcoming new mobile operating system (OS) – Windows Phone 7 Series – will not support any existing applications written for older versions of Microsoft’s phone software.

BBC defends mobile apps move

New Media Age reports that the BBC has dismissed critics who have questioned the public value of its plans to launch mobile apps

Study: Mobile apps revenue to hit US17.5B by 2012

The global market for mobile applications is forecast to reach US$17.5 billion in the next two years, according to a new report commissioned by GetJar, the world’s second largest app store

Report: Android Market now serving 30,000 apps

Mobile Crunch reports that Google’s Android Market application store now serves approximately 30,000 free and paid apps in total.

NSN launches TV software platform and gives smartphones a boost

Nokia Siemens Networks has launched a new software platform that allows users to watch television on multiple devices such as mobile phones and Internet-connected computers.

Report: DT to establish iTunes rival

Deutsche Telekom is set to launch its own music and applications storefront in collaboration with a number of other European operators, according to a report by Financial Times Deutschland.

Verizon to open apps store next week

Mobile Guerilla reports that Verizon Wireless’ app store – V Cast Apps – will make its debut with about 300 applications, with thousands more to come, on 29 March.

BBC told to delay iPhone apps

The Guardian reports that the launch of BBC News and BBC Sport smartphone applications is to be delayed