China Mobile readies an app store too

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator (with more than 470 million customers), intends to launch a mobile software store that will allow users to browse and download apps via their phones. 

The news comes after several major telecoms companies, including Orange, RIM and Microsoft, have also announced their own app stores. 

China Mobile’s store is called Mobile Market and it should be ready by the year’s end, when the carrier’s 3G TD-SCDMA network will be expanded across China.

It’s said that the Mobile Market is one of the reasons why the negotiations for the launch of iPhone 3G in China failed – Apple didn’t want any competition for its world-famous App Store. 

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The Mobile Market is still under development, so it’s not yet available for preview. However, it will probably be similar (to some extent) to Apple’s App Store.

Via PC World

Author: Ilinca Nita

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