Verizon to release Open Development device specs

Verizon Wireless announced its first Open Development Device Conference, scheduled for March 19 in New York City, will feature the release and publication of the technical specifications for the operator's "Any Device, Any App" network-only service option. According to Verizon, the conference will emphasize how traditional device and consumer electronics firms as well as aspiring wireless players can bring to market new mobile devices via its Open Development initiative. Verizon promises the initial specs will serve as a solid foundation for device development: "Version 1.0 will provide the roadmap for wireless device visionaries and tinkerers, as well as existing device makers, to create consumer products not offered directly by the company, which can run on the nation's most reliable network," said Verizon Wireless' Open Development initiative VP Anthony A. Lewis in a prepared statement.

Lewis added that developer and technologist feedback accumulated during the Open Development Device Conference will aid in refining future versions of the specifications, with March 20 set aside for one-on-one meetings with attendees, developers and the Verizon Wireless Open Development team. In the weeks ahead the operator will shift its focus to applications developers in an effort to help match their apps with device makers.

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