TechBytes: Amazon Apps Store

TechBytes: TMobile 4G Network

ByABC News
October 8, 2010, 10:52 AM

Oct. 8, 2010— -- Amazon is reportedly getting ready to open a new online application store. The Wall Street Journal reports that the apps would be for smartphones running Google's Android software. Google also has its own online store with about 80,000 apps. Apple's store has about 250,000 apps.

TMobile smartphone customers are moving into the high-tech fast lane. TMobile's 4G wireless phone network is now operating in 65 major metropolitan areas. USA Today's Ed Baig tried it out and he was impressed. "It was pretty darn fast. What does that mean? It means faster web surfing when you're on the go, it means quicker downloads, it means you can watch a YouTube video on your phone without a bunch of hiccups." Several other major smartphone carriers also have operational 4G networks or are building them.