Everybody wants to be like Apple these days. The App Store concept has worked incredibly well for them, and every other manufacturer out there wants a piece of that action. Samsung is the latest to jump on this particular bandwagon. According to Engadget (via Newswire) Samsung has just announced the upcoming launch of their own Application Store.
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This new store will come out on September 14th (one day before Zune HD day!), and initially will only be available for British, French, and Italian users with Omnia and I8910 HD handsets. The Omnia II and OmniaLITE will hit soon after, along with support for other countries. Samsung brags that they will have over 300 applications at launch, which will put them well ahead of Palm, at least.
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They've already signed on developers like Electronic Arts, Capcom, Gameloft, and TAITO. That should be enough to ensure Samsung a solid compliment of games for their new store, but that alone isn't enough to guarantee success. The App Store has done so well in part because it has an enormous amount of diversity. If Samsung is smart, they'll have their App Store open to developers on or near its launch date in order to open themselves up to as many different apps as possible.