SK Telecom set to launch app store

Apr 14, 2009
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Well, this should be interesting. SK Telecom is gearing up to launch their very own app store this September, it seems without the narrow focus of many competitors on the market like the Apple App Store and the BlackBerry App World. In fact, this app store will feature apps for four different mobile operating systems.

The app store will launch in parts beginning in June and will feature applications for Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux and Android. The great thing here is that any phone running on these systems will be able to access the store, regardless of their carrier or phone type.

The only real problem here is that only a small percentage of people with cell phones in South Korea have smartphones. That means they'll have to download content on their computers and then transfer the apps to their phones. SK Telecom subscribers will have access to the store for free. An SDK is available already though a revenue model is not yet known.

[via FierceMobileContent]


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