While Sony Ericsson has teamed-up with Samsung, LG and 24 major carriers to form the Wholesale Applications Community, one of its parent companies – Ericsson – has just announced its own application store for mobile phones, called Ericsson eStore.
The Ericsson eStore is directly targeted at mobile operators rather than at end users – it allows carriers around the world to easily set-up and offer an application store to their customers.
According to Ericsson, the eStore application marketplace is designed for any mobile phone and, unlike other app stores, it includes a high number of applications from day one – more than 30,000 apps (both free and paid – the paid apps can be bought via your phone’s bill).
Ericsson says that the eStore is accessible as of now here – and it is, it’s just that it doesn’t seem to be fully functional.
Developers can also take advantage of the eStore – since they can develop only one app that will be published via multiple carriers.
The client framework for widgets and apps across multiple channels and devices for the Ericsson eStore is provided by Opera Software.
Via Press release
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