Verizon to Launch Cross-Platform App Store for BlackBerry, Palm, More

Verizon Wireless plans to debut its own on-device smartphone app store for BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile and Android devices before the end of the year--and it's reportedly the only one that will ship with new Verizon handsets.'s Al Sacco doesn't expect Verizon's store to make any sort of significant splash, but as long as the carrier doesn't block other app shops, it should be good news for users, as well as developers.