Aircel's Head of New Products & Innovation Sandeep Sawhney has said that relevancy of application stores in India is low and that the company would have been happy not to get into it. Speaking at a panel discussion at Mobile India 2010 recently, Sawhney said, "But we are democratising VAS. We are delighted to partner with Ovi or other platforms. We will support vendors working across operators," he said, adding that unless the price of smartphones comes to Rs. 5000, it was doubtful app stores would be successful. "We have a limited number of people, so when we sat down and envisaged the talent in our country, we decided to partner with Infosys. So you (developers) can go directly to them and not us," he said. Talking about the progress of the store, he said, "We are fairly advanced on…
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