Opera has officially joined the app store race with its Opera Mobile App Store, which has just gone live in over 200 countries and supports applications for Android, BlackBerry, HP WebOS and Symbian.
Opera partnered with Appia to bring its Mobile App Store to life, which at the time of writing has a reported 140,000 free and paid-for applications.
“The launch of the Opera Mobile Store supports Opera’s core belief in an open, cross-platform mobile Internet experience by providing Opera users with an integrated storefront of mobile applications,” Said Mahi de Silva, EVP of Consumer Mobile at Opera Software.
“The Opera Mobile Store presents a remarkable opportunity for mobile application developers to distribute localized content through a single, far-reaching marketplace,” Said Jud Bowman, CEO of Appia.
He added: “Appia is thrilled to partner with Opera to deliver an incredible storefront of applications to Opera users and beyond.”
So there you have it. Good news for Opera, bad news for Get-Jar and probably nothing to worry about for Android and Apple.