The Application Store will open in the UK, France and Italy, with more than 30 countries including Germany and Spain to follow.
Users can browse the website, www.samsungapps.com, for details, see featured applications and participate in online events.
Earlier this year, Samsung launched its seller site (http://seller.samsungapps.com) for application developers and content providers enabling them to distribute and sell their applications directly to Samsung Smartphone users.
All smart phones come loaded with standard applications defined by the manufacturer. However, the network operators, looking for revenue opportunities, have encouraged the development of other applications that can be used on the cell phones they support. Using these applications will use the network services more and generate more revenue. The network operators established business relationships and development platforms to encourage the growth of these applications.
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Fred Taylor, Mind Commerce