[Thinking] 10,000 iPhone/iPod Touch Applications

148Apps.com reported “in just 142 days, the iPhone OS app store has added over 10,000 apps! “.

Really amazing fact. And for sure this is a huge challenge for traditional telecommunication operators, and telecom equipment vendors as well.

Obviously in the Apple App Store market place, the application/content providers directly deliver values to end users, and Apple gets revenue from each single transaction. Please note that during the whole process, telecom operators such as AT&T, do not get even a cent. The operators are only “bit pipes” and only get money from Internet access or EDGE/3G access.

We have to see what will happen next year in the mobile application market place (on iPhone OS, and on Google Android OS).