T-Mobile to launch open development platform to challenge iPhone
Wireless carrier will encourage development on all of its phone platforms.
Starting this fall, T-Mobile USA will take the extraordinary step of ditching its traditional deck on the phone and replacing it with a platform that's open to almost any developer, multiple sources have told us. Think of *Apple's* App store, but for the entire carrier's handset line-up from smartphone to feature phone.
While this is an obvious attempt to compete with theit does a lot more to to be built around platforms that are not Apple.