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Verizon Developer Community Conference Kicks Off

Verizon Wireless Re-Affirms Commitment to Help Developers Get Apps to Market Quickly and to Continue to Open Its Network

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September 20, 2010

Debra Lewis
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LAS VEGAS, NV — Today at the Verizon Developer Community (VDC) Conference in Las Vegas, the company re-affirmed its commitment to helping developers deliver applications to market by continuing to open its network to them with APIs and other tools and services. Verizon Wireless also outlined the progress of V CAST Apps, its mobile storefront, and said that it is expanding V CAST Apps to additional platforms, beginning with Android devices.

“We’re committed to providing developers with the best platforms, the best tools and the best opportunities to bring their apps to market quickly and profitably. We will continue to open our network with APIs and offer great merchandising and marketing solutions that help ‘power your app’,” said Greg Haller, vice president of consumer solutions for Verizon Wireless, in his opening address at the event.

“It’s all about delivering a great mobile experience – best-in-class applications on the nation’s most reliable network – for customers,” Haller added.

Since the VDC was established in July 2009, more than 5,000 developers have joined to create applications to be distributed to Verizon Wireless’ customers on the nation’s most reliable wireless network. The V CAST Apps storefront launched earlier this year on the RIM platform, and submissions are now being accepted for Android-based applications in V CAST Apps. V CAST Apps offers developers speedy time-to-market and carrier-billing, so any charges for the applications appear on the customer’s monthly wireless bill.

For more information on the Verizon Developer Community Conference, including how to see replays of the event, visit www.vdcconference.com or follow @VDCConference on Twitter. For information on how to register for the Verizon Developer Community, visit http://developer.verizon.com.

To view video from the 2010 VDC Conference, visit http://verizonwireless.mediaseed.tv/Story.aspx?story=37565.

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