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Vodafone opens up platform for third-party apps

Vodafone has opened up its billing platform for use by third-party developers in a bid to ramp up the number of applications available via its mobile Internet stores.

Report: Nokia’s Ovi Store to open with 20,000 apps

This month’s expected launch of Nokia’s Ovi Store will be the biggest application store debut to date, featuring a catalogue of 20,000 items, according to a Forbes report.

Microsoft to launch Windows Mobile apps market

Microsoft appears to be planning an applications ‘marketplace’ service for its Windows Mobile platform in an apparent attempt to compete with Apple’s ‘App Store’ and Google’s forthcoming ‘Android Market.’

Analyst: Symbian, Android to merge open platforms

The Symbian and Google-backed Android mobile operating systems (OS) could be merged within the next six months to create a single open-source platform, an industry analyst has predicted.

Operators tout mobile Web apps framework

A group of mobile operators have created a framework designed to enable secure mobile Internet applications.

Microsoft lists prohibited apps for new store

Microsoft has published a formal list of application types that will be banned from its forthcoming ‘Windows MarketPlace for Mobile’ application store.

Nokia demos Ovi apps, eyes more acquisitions

Nokia today demonstrated new applications from its mobile Internet portal ‘Ovi’ and told Reuters it plans to make further acquisitions as it pushes its Internet services strategy.

T-Mobile UK unveils Android Market apps

T-Mobile UK has announced details of the first 50 applications available for free download from Android Market when the G1 device launches in the country on 30 October.

Reports: China Mobile preps proprietary mobile OS

China Mobile is understood to be working on its own proprietary mobile operating system and related mobile phone – known as the ‘Ophone’ – for launch soon, according to reports in the Chinese media.

AT&T pledges multiple mobile OS choice

AT&T has backtracked on comments made by a senior executive last week that suggested the US mobile operator could base all its future mobile devices on just one or two operating systems.