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Report: Nokia to pay brands to build apps for Ovi store

Nokia is to pay advertisers to create branded apps for its Ovi app store in a push to counter the dominance of Apple’s iPhone and Google Android-supported smartphones

Seeking differentiation in the app store market

What can players do to break away from the numbers game?

Reports: Microsoft offers US100K for apps

Reports this week suggest Microsoft is offering some developers up to US$100,000 for apps support on its new Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform.

Localytics supports WP7

Apps analytics firm Localytics has announced it is now able to offer “the first mobile analytics service for Windows Phone 7 applications.”

Microsoft lauds WP7 success

Microsoft claims that more than 12,000 Windows Phone 7 (WP7) developers have now registered to market their applications via the vendor’s Windows Phone Marketplace storefront

Twitter and Kindle to launch WP7 apps

Twitter and Amazon’s Kindle are the latest big names to get behind Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform

Is WP7 a game changer for the smartphone market?

Based on the early looks, it seems as though Microsoft’s strategy of effectively dumping all that has gone before in order to create a new platform has paid off.