Samsung plans to roll-out an app store for its Omnia smartphones, and has signed on the likes of Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Capcom, and TAITO to help it expand the 300 launch applications to 2000 by the end of the year.
The store will initially arrive in the U.K., France, and Italy on September 14. A further 30 European countries will follow, and though Samsung confirmed plans for the Americas and Asia, it hasn’t mentioned any dates.
You’ll also need to have an Omnia or i8910 HD phone, but support is expected to soon also include handsets like the Omnia II and OmniaLITE.
Every man and his dog is doing an app store these days:
• Apple iPhone App Store
• Android App Market
• BlackBerry App World
• Windows mobile Marketplace
• Nokia Ovi Store
• Palm App Catalog
• LG App Store (Asia/Pacific only)
For a good primer on how all these competing options (except LG) compare, check out Giz Explains: All The Smartphone Mobile App Stores [Wall Street Journal]