The world's major cellphone carriers are sick of Apple and Google raking in the money for the apps that run on their phones. So they're looking to create their own app market, with software that'll run on many types of phones. This can't help but be a good thing for consumers. And notice that RIM, maker of BlackBerry phones, is working on the project. RIM probably sees this as a good way to jumpstart development of more BlackBerry apps, to keep the company from falling further behind the iPhone and Android.
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Hiawatha is a business reporter and columnist covering the high-tech industry for the Boston Globe business section. His weekly Tech Lab gadgets and software reviews appear in the Globe every Thursday.