PocketGear Acquires App Developer Handango

Wed, Feb 24, 2010

Android, Industry, iPhone, Mobile

Yesterday, mobile applications store PocketGear announced its acquisition of Handango, a developer of Smartphone apps. The purchase, says Mobile Beat, is set to create the largest cross-platform, open app and content store store, which will house more than 140,000 pieces of both paid and free content.

Now, the PocketGear App Store will support more than 2000 different mobile phones, in 175 countries, from various mobile phone platforms including Android, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Linux, Java, and Palm.

Individually, both PocketGear and Handango’s app stores have generated more than $400 million in revenue, and together, the company will now possess more than 32000 developers and 40 storefront and distribution partners, helping both companies compete with the biggest names in the mobile app space, like Apple and Google.

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