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 UK, 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.
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]