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Multimedia Phones Have Arrived

5:45 PM -- The age of the multimedia phone is truly upon us. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is estimated to have sold over a million iPhones in the third quarter in the U.S. and sales of the N-series multimedia devices helped Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) to grab 39 percent of worldwide shipments this summer.

So, I have to wonder, where are the cool new applications for these phones? A brief scan of sites like PocketGear shows that most of the interesting stuff is still for handheld device operating systems like the PocketPC.

I wonder if these new development environments are just too unfamiliar to coders yet. Apple's decision to deliver a third party developer's kit should help I suspect, but for now there doesn't seem to be a huge amount out there.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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