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Google pushes Gmail to iPhone and Windows Mobile

Google has expanded the over-the-air syncing capabilities in its Google Sync service to include Gmail for the iPhone and iPod Touch (version 3.0) and Windows Mobile phones, reports ZD Net.

Starbucks reveals iPhone apps

Coffee chain Starbucks has introduced two new applications for the iPhone and iPod touch that will allow users to order and pay for coffee beverages directly from the device, reports ZD Net.

Portugal’s TMN launches app store

Portuguese mobile operator TMN has launched its mobile applications online store, dubbed ‘TMN App Store,’ reports Telecompaper.

Nokia launches UK mobile apps contest

Nokia has kicked-off a contest for UK mobile application developers, offering a £20,000 prize and Ovi Store contract for the winner, reports Mobile Entertainment.

Apple’s App Store downloads top 2B

Apple has announced that more than 2 billion apps have been downloaded from its App Store since launch last year. The largest applications store in the world now offers more than 85,000 apps.

AT&T acquires mobile apps developer

US operator AT&T has beefed-up its standing in the US mobile applications market by acquiring Plusmo, a privately-held mobile apps developer.

Microsoft launches two phase apps store rollout

Microsoft has confirmed that it will launch its new ‘Windows Marketplace for Mobile’ applications store next Tuesday (6 October), initially available only on smartphones running Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows Mobile 6.5.

Apple touts 100,000 apps

Apple has announced that developers have created over 100,000 apps for the App Store, the largest applications store in the world. The company claims that the store experiences 10,000 downloads a day across 77 countries.

US ops prep carrier billing for Android Market

US operators are enabling customers to pay for Android Market applications via their monthly mobile phone bill.

RIM boosts developer support for BlackBerry apps

Research In Motion (RIM) yesterday used the opening day of its annual BlackBerry Developer Conference in San Francisco to make a series of announcements aimed at further encouraging development of applications for the BlackBerry.