Verizon To Launch Hub App Mart This Year
Today, we're learning that the carrier is hoping to add a bit of oomph already by preparing an application market for the Hub, and we're even told that a Hub 2 (which detaches the phone from the screen) is in the works. The Hub will soon come bundled with a specialized app mart, which will presumably enable users to tap into even more Internet-enabled widgets to make better use of the VoIP device.
Of course, it doesn't help that Americans are abandoning home phones at a record pace, but maybe the promise of newfangled utility will convince folks that the Hub really would be a good addition to the home. In related news, Verizon is also hoping to soon drop the "Must Be A Verizon Customer" requirement, enabling any prospective user to buy in. As for a launch date for the Hub market? Sometime later this year.