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Apple reaches 100,000 apps, 2 billion downloads
11-06-2009, 08:17 AM
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Apple reaches 100,000 apps, 2 billion downloads
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More than 100,000 apps are now available for download from Apple's App Store, making it the largest such retailer in the world.

The App Store launched in July 2008 with just 500 applications. The store is now available in 77 countries, which has contributed to what Apple said Wednesday is well over 2 billion downloads.

Apps from the App Store work with both the iPhone and iPod Touch.

When introducing its new iPod Touch in September, Apple positioned the device as a superior gaming platform to Sony's PSP or Nintendo DS. Apple said its rivals charged too much for games and didn't offer enough selection. At the time, Apple had more than 21,000 game titles in the App Store, while Nintendo had 3,600 titles and Sony had 600.

The message apparently has gotten through.

"The App Store has forever changed the mobile gaming industry and continues to improve," Travis Boatman, vice president of Worldwide Studios at EA Mobile, was quoted in Apple's press release Wednesday.

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11-13-2009, 08:43 AM
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11-13-2009, 05:40 PM
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Apple reaches 100,000 apps, 2 billion downloads
Seems like Motorola, Google and Verizon may have come up with an iPhone killer.

Quote:Is Motorola's new Droid good enough to vanquish iPhone envy? To find out, we took it on a 3-day trip.
By David Haskin
November 13, 2009 06:00 AM ET

Computerworld - I've lusted for an iPhone ever since it first went on sale -- but the nearest AT&T tower to my home is about 10 miles away. So I use Verizon Wireless and an ancient (four years old!) Motorola Q smartphone.

That's why I was excited to receive a Motorola Droid review unit. Could Droid be the iPhone substitute that I -- and undoubtedly many other Verizon subscribers -- have been longing for?

The Droid's arrival was well-timed: It was delivered just hours before I was to leave on a three-day, 1,000-mile road trip with my wife to see a family member in Ohio. This journey enabled me to put Droid through its paces.

My conclusion: My iPhone lust has been sated. The Droid, which costs about $200 after rebates and a two-year contract with Verizon, is superlative. On the whole, it is as carefully designed, useful and fun to use as an iPhone. At last.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9...n_the_road

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