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Alcatel-Lucent bolsters app play with developer tools buy

Alcatel-Lucent has acquired OpenPlug, a developer of mobile software and applications development tools, as part of its strategy to become the application development enabler of choice among its primary customer base – service providers.

AOL buys Rally Up to strengthen app offering

Internet content provider AOL has made its latest move in the mobile apps space, buying ‘social networking startup with a difference’ Rally Up for an undisclosed sum.

Motorola impresses against Apple in Chinese app market

Motorola is quietly stealing a march over Apple in the nascent but potentially huge Chinese apps market.

RIM preps carrier billing for BlackBerry apps

Research In Motion expects carrier billing to be available for BlackBerry applications in 2010, the company’s co-chief executive, Jim Balsillie, said Monday, reports Dow Jones Newswires. 

Windows Mobile smartphone sales fall 20%

Sales of smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system (OS) declined by 20 percent in the third quarter according to Gartner, despite a 13 percent increase in the total number of smartphone sales. Only 3.2 million smartphone units running the OS were sold in the third quarter, Gartner said, down from the 4.05 million units sold in the third quarter of 2008.

Samsung takes the wraps off bada

Samsung talked up the credentials of its new ‘bada’ platform at an official launch event in London yesterday

Aircel plans app store, tower sale

Light Reading Asia notes that Indian mobile operator Aircel – the country’s seventh-largest carrier – yesterday unveiled plans to open its own mobile applications store (the country’s first) and revealed plans to sell its network of mobile towers.

Apples App Store downloads top 3B

Apple yesterday announced that more than 3 billion apps have been downloaded from its App Store by iPhone and iPod touch users worldwide.

Operators call for unified apps environment

Operator keynotes at this morning’s GSMA Mobile Asia Congress called for an end to disparate application environments and hailed the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) initiative as a potential saviour. “In the world of applications we’re missing what made mobile so successful; a common format instead of an array of islands,” warned Michael O’Hara, CMO of the GSMA.

Alcatel-Lucent to launch apps broker service

Alcatel-Lucent is moving into the high-profile applications space, acting as a mediator between operators and the independent developer community.