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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.

Apple unveils iPad tablet device

Ending weeks of speculation, Apple last night unveiled its 9.7-inch touchscreen tablet computer called the ‘iPad.’ The device, which looks like a large iPhone, can be used to watch films, play games, browse the Web and is also set to take on Amazon’s Kindle in the e-reader market.

Amazon to take on iPad with touchscreen Kindle

Amazon is set to add touchscreen capabilities to its Kindle e-reader in a bid to compete with Apple’s forthcoming iPad tablet computer.

AT&T CTO tackles capacity issues

Ahead of his appearance at Congress Wednesday, AT&T’s chief technology officer, John Donovan, told Show Daily of the challenges the operator faces in attempting to ensure its network is up to the task of handling the boom in data consumption.

Samsung aims to make waves with bada

Number two device vendor Samsung has unveiled ‘Wave,’ the first smartphone based on its own mobile operating system (OS) bada.

Handmark: Making media mobile

In the first of a series of in-depth Focus articles, Mobile Apps Briefing profiles a company that touts itself as “the world’s leading developer and distributor of mobile applications,” specialising in mobilising content for publishers and media companies.