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As the App Store nears 30,000 applications, what's next?

The App Store continues to add new iPhone and iPod touch applications at an astounding clip--in late January, Apple reported the number of applications available from the virtual storefront topped

Report: Android to surpass Apple by 2012

Sales of smartphones running on Google's Android platform will surpass those of Apple by 2012, according to new research by Informa Telecoms & Media. The research firm said that though handset

Apple, Qualcomm pass on job cuts

Apple and Qualcomm are two of the only tech titans who have not had to make job cuts, as wave after wave of layoffs have swept through companies related to the wireless industry. Of the 10

Sizing up the race for app store supremacy

For all of the oft-repeated complaints about Apple's App Store--e.g., the abundance of free and bargain-priced apps, the discoverability challenges and Apple's failures to communicate with the

Ballmer: Microsoft is not making its own phone

Microsoft is not creating its own smartphone to compete directly with rival Apple's iPhone. The company will instead focus on licensing its Windows Mobile operating systems, said Microsoft CEO Steve

Analyst: iPhone 3G users to benefit from wireless price war

The price war that has begun between T-Mobile USA and Sprint Nextel will ultimately benefit users of Apple's iPhone 3G if other carriers reduce prices on their data plans, an analyst has said. Shaw

Users spending more money and less time on mobile apps

More than 17 percent of U.S. smartphone users who installed mobile applications in 2008 spent between $100 and $499 on premium apps according to a new consumer report conducted by market analysis

Casinos on lookout for iPhone card counters

Nevada casinos, never ones to tolerate anything that cuts into their winnings, are on the alert these days for a blackjack card-counting program that can be used on the iPhone or the iPod portable

China Mobile, Apple talks fail over app store

Negotiations between China Mobile and Apple on selling the iPhone in China have reportedly broken down once again- this time due to China Mobile's insistence on controlling iPhone app sales.

So what else do iPhone developers want, anyway?

Nothing's perfect--certainly not the App Store. Granted, Apple's mobile application marketplace has been a gold mine for developers: Since launching July 11, the App Store has introduced more than