Verizon: Only our app store on smartphones
Verizon is up to another dastardly way to make money. This time by limiting where you buy your applications from. GigaOm, VP Partner Management Ryan Hughes said in an interview the Verizon branded app shop will have content for all major platforms under the same roof.
This means that Verizon won't have the BlackBerry app world on it when a customer purchases a BlackBerry. The customer would need to take the time to actually download and install the BlackBerry app world.
via Engadget: Verizon to its smartphones: thou shalt have no other app store before mine
Why am I not surprised with that. Verizon does have a way of making things a little more difficult than things need to be.
Originally Posted by sunkast
Yeah, just another way for Big Red to try and squeeze blood from turnips. When will it stop. When?
Thanks for the crappy news Sunkast :lmao:
If Verizon's app store is easier for developers to get onto, allows for simple billing to your Verizon account then so what. You can easily add any other app store you want. I personally shop at MobiHand, but I won't reinstall their app store until it becomes more user friendly.
This is no more vile or insidious than APPLE's friggin app store. That is a closed platform and network with Apple holding the right to decide yes, no or remote kill of an app you paid for because they say so. Now I accepted that for my iTouch but never on a phone.
I will just hide the stupid Verizon app store icon if it sucks (likely a service books push anyways). I shop at MobiHand and will continue to do so (also via their affiliate program here.) but their app store for the BB, sucks. It needs work, it needs features, it needs to be less bloat. Until RIM gives us at least 256MB+ of app memory I won't install any bloated store apps when I can just browse via the web.
Last edited by BlckBrryMD; 08-03-2009 at 09:44 PM.
it doesnt, if you havent noticed they already stopped pushing out appworld, and no vzw store, as of right now from what I am getting...vzw has 0 compatible apps, and they are going to be much higher priced
Originally Posted by BlckBrryMD
Wirelessly posted (storm 9530)
That might be fine for the average smart phone user but
I don't want the crap they put out, that Is compatible now.
Between the ridiculous monthly charges and memory leaks
That just isn't anything ill look forward to having. They've been
Taking too many notes from apple!
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