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Verizon expands app store

US operator Verizon Wireless has expanded its V Cast Apps storefront by offering it across a range of BlackBerry smartphones.

First look at Windows Phone 7 yields mixed reviews

Microsoft has received a mixed response from critics for its new Windows Phone 7 platform after giving reviewers a preview of the firm’s long-awaited new mobile operating system, notes the Wall Street Journal.

Nokia’s Ovi Store downloads top 1.7M per day

Nokia used its disappointing set of second-quarter results yesterday to proclaim that its Ovi Store is proving a success, attracting an average of more than 1.7 million downloads a day.

AOL launches apps in bid to regain relevancy

Internet content provider AOL is using the apps space to renew its focus on mobile, launching two new free apps on the Android platform.

Vodafone cans tailor-made LiMo phones

Vodafone has canned the development of a range of phones specifically tailored to support its Vodafone 360 social media and apps platform.

Operator app initiative WAC joins forces with JIL

The Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) – an operator-led group aiming to provide an open international applications platform that could take on the might of Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market – this morning announced its official company formation, business model and plans for the next few months, as well as its biggest development to date; the planned integration of the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) into the initiative.

Samsung reveals top 10 apps

South Korea’s Samsung has revealed the most popular downloads from its own application store, Samsung Apps.

Apple iPhone 4 hack released

iPhone 4 owners can now run non-Apple approved applications thanks to the release of Jailbreakme 2.0.

GetJar claims 3M daily downloads, names Facebook as most popular app

GetJar has strengthened its claim to be the world’s second-largest mobile app store with news that it is achieving up to three million downloads per day and has hit over one billion downloads to date.

SK Telecom and Google sign Android apps pact

SK Telecom (SKT) has announced an agreement with Google to “strengthen” the Android Market apps store in South Korea.