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24 Wireless Carriers Band Together to Fight Apple

Companies like Samsung, Nokia, Blackberry and Google already have their own app stores for their devices but yesterday morning, 24 wireless carriers from around the globe announced that they would be joining forces to launch a huge app store.

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Deeutsche Telekom, China Mobile, DoCoMo, Orange, Telefonica, SingTel, and Vodafone are just a few of the carriers involved in the project. All told the 24 companies reach a combined subscriber  of more than three billion people.

The GSMA has registered its support of the idea, with CEO Rob Conway declaring, "The GSMA is fully supportive the Wholesale Applications Community, which will build a new, open ecosystem to spur the creation of applications that can be used regardless of device, operating system or operator."

The group also has the support of Samsung, Sony Ericsson and LG.

What do you think of this idea? Could you see yourself using this global app store? Let us know in the comments below!

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