Verizon V CAST App Store coming soon to an Android near you?
AndroidandMe are reporting that Verizon Wireless are soon to release their very own fully fledged version of the Android Market, called V CAST App Store. The notion of a closed application market is not a new one for Verizon, who have been doing this for some time now with the Blackberry devices they offer from RIM. However, it is a bold move for the carrier as it shouts right in the face of Android and its ‘open’ nature. Indeed, if you already own a Verizon Android device, you may already be familiar with the V CAST Apps tab under the official Android market.
However, some agree that the Android market is a little messy and strewn with applications that may or may not try to pick-pocket you, or even work for that matter. My personal experience has been decent, but apparently Verizon feel otherwise. I would also imagine that there is some revenue in it for them, somewhere.
The word is that this will all start becoming clearer in a weeks time, and the store will only become available to Verizon devices running Android 2.2.
[Source: Android and Me]