News by Michael Oryl on Friday August 08, 2008.
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Is T-Mobile gearing up to compete with Apple's iPhone App Store? According to multiple unnamed sources quoted by mocoNews, that's the case.
Supposedly the plan is for developers to submit their applications to T-Mobile for placement in its new application stores, and any sales will result in a revenue split based on the type of application. Simple applications like single player games would earn the developer a larger share of the sale price, while applications that rely more heavily on T-Mobile's network (streaming TV, for example) would see T-Mobile earning a larger percentage. A quoted source says that the proposed revenue split structure is "very generous." The story also maintains that applications will be listed in order of popularity, not based on any T-Mobile bias.
The article says that T-Mobile will be opening up the decks for all of its platforms, including those on Windows Mobile, Sidekick, and the upcoming Android devices.
All of this is still rumor and speculation until T-Mobile offers up an official announcement of some sort. In the meantime, you can learn more by reading the complete mocoNews story.