Palm must be hoping it can quickly build on estimated opening weekend sales of 60,000 Pre smartphones – not least because Apple has cranked up the pressure with the launch of a new iPhone 3Gs.
While Palm’s Saturday launch has largely been judged a success, it was hampered by supply constraints which saw most Sprint Nextel stores get less than 50 phones to sell.
Vodafone is joining the increasingly busy application store game by launching its own venture in a number of European markets later this year.
The mobile operator will take a 30 per cent share of all app revenue – mirroring Apple’s App Store.
T-Mobile G1 customers have downloaded on average more than 40 applications from Android Market.
With one million G1s sold that adds up to 40 million downloads in total since the first Android handset was launched six months ago.
This year’s Mobile World Congress is now underway and already there has been a flurry of announcements and launches from some of the big names lining up in Barcelona.
Vodafone has unveiled a raft of new mobiles, including its first own-branded consumer GPS phone – the Vodafone 835.
Google’s Android Market is expected to begin accepting paid applications this week for the first time.
The move could provide a much-needed boost to the platform, which currently has around 800 applications.
AdMob has announced that it has launched its first advertising unit for Android applications.
The move by the world’s largest mobile advertising marketplace will give developers an option for monetizing their applications on the open source device platform.
Nimbuzz has agreed a distribution deal with Indian telecoms company Spice Mobiles.
As a result Spice Mobile handsets will now have the Nimbuzz application pre-installed.
Nimbuzz is a mobile instant messaging, (geo) presence and VoIP provider whose software allows users to chat, message and send files on the go.