New app store could incentivise selling mobile phones

16/12/2011

New App Store Could Incentivise Selling Mobile Phones

Many people might not currently be planning to sell mobile phones and upgrade to a different model, but they could be once they hear of a new app store.

Openspace is a new start-up venture that will bring apps to consumers not online or via their handset but from a physical store, reported All Things.

Founder Robert Reich explained the business plan behind the store, suggesting consumers want help with their mobile tools.

He noted that if a handset breaks consumers will not hesitate to take it to Apple, Verizon, AT&T or any other operator.

"But if you have a question about which camera app would be great for taking pictures this weekend on the slopes, where can you turn?" he asked.

Selling a mobile could provide the funds to invest in an app-friendly smartphone.

One app that could now be a popular choice is the BBC iPlayer tool, which is available on the latest 4G connections. Broadbandchoices.co.uk recently advised people to understand their data allowance when using it.

Posted by Simon Thomas

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