Samsung is poised to launch an application store for its Omnia range of mobile phones, it has been confirmed.
The South Korean mobile manufacturer intends to open the store for business on September 14th, with 300 applications on sale at launch.
Samsung hopes that by the end of the year around 2,000 apps will be available, including everything from practical applications to games.
UK users will be among the first to be able buy via the store, along with consumers in France and Italy.
In order to begin using the market, owners of the Omnia and Omnia HD 18910 are required to download an upgrade. However, this is not expected to be a pre-requisite for people who buy future models in the Omnia range.
News of Samsung’s plans in the mobile phone market coincides with the UK launch of its latest handset, the Samsung Galaxy i7500.
Powered by Google’s Android operating system, the new mobile phone is exclusive to the O2 network and is equipped with a 3.2-inch touchscreen user interface, as well as five megapixel camera, HSDPA for a fast mobile internet experience, Bluetooth support and 8GB of storage.