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HTC To Launch Own App Store

HTC is reportedly hiring staff for the future launch of its own online store, set to sell e-books and applications.

Citing two people with knowledge of the situation, the Financial Times reports that HTC plans to sell e-books, e-magazines and a variety of applications for its range of Windows Phone 7 and Android phones through the app store.

HTC is said to be planning to hire a small number of staff in Taiwan and later expand to 100 people across the world. The company said that it is “growing very fast" and is "hiring for a variety of positions including marketers, developers, technical writers and many others."

"We are always exploring new areas we can add value to our customers but we can’t comment on our future plans,” HTC added.

The company is the latest amongst electronic companies to consider the creation of an online store specially for its device. Acer has already announced that it is to open its own application store and a number of electronics giants, including Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson, are also said to be considering the idea.