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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mobile Banking Updates - March 11

Nokia Unveils Ovi Store, Application Sales To Debut In May
"At the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona, Nokia has unveiled its initiative to try and repeat the runaway succes of Apple’s App Store with its own mobile storefront dubbed Ovi Store. This was an expected move as the rumors about the Finnish mobile juggernaut’s mobile applications store already spread last week; they were late confirmed to Reuters by industry sources."

BlackBerry maker to open new online store
"The store's Web site, poised to rival Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s AppStore, is called BlackBerry App World. It replaces the company's previous online store, App Center, National Business Review reported Friday. The Web site promises a convenient location for BlackBerry owners to download 'games, social networks, personal productivity applications and so much more.'"

Sybase unveils SMS services for mobile location and advertising
"Sybase has announced two new mobile services based on SMS messaging, one for phone users to get turn-by-turn directions, another for vendors to insert ads or promotions at the bottom of the message blocks. Both offerings are based on the SMS platform of the company’s Sybase 365 subsidiary, which processes yearly over 2 billion SMS and MMS messages that pass between subscribers on different mobile carriers."

Orange and Barclaycard will launch mobile payment services
"Orange, currently the world’s ninth largest mobile carrier, today announced a strategic partnership with Barclaycard, the global credit provider owned by Barclays plc. The two companies will launch a series of mobile financial services in the UK, with the final purpose of 'revolutionizing the way people pay on the high street and web.'"

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