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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. CIO.com'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.
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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.