Eons ago; something like two years ago. All the applications on my phone came from the network operator. In fact, having a browser that allowed the user to look at any site seemed liberating.
Now all that has change. Don’t trust me read Scoble (my bold)…
“It’s so strange for me to say that Apple is way ahead in developer support. That will really be the mobile story of 2009 going into 2010. The device with the coolest apps will win. So far that looks like iPhone, big time. If Nokia changes that in any way, it will be the story of 2009.”
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