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Don't Look Now, But Here Come The iPhone Apps

Hold on to your networks: the first wave of applications built specifically for the iPhone are going public.

Whether you have an iPhone or not, if you're in the technology industry you're going to have to get used to hearing about an ever-growing list of web-based applications tailored for Apple's new platform. The first applications are starting to trickle out.

To deal with the iPhone limitation of not supporting instant messaging clients, Cerulean Studios is reportedly opening up a beta test for the latest version of its IM technology, the Trillian Astra, tailored for the iPhone. According to iPhoneHacks.com:

Meanwhile, Robert Scoble wrote over the weekend about gOffice, a word processor designed entirely for use on iPhones. At first glance, gOffice seemed a little balky and difficult to use out of the gate, but we'll see how it works after repeated efforts.

And for a lengthy list of brand, spankin' new iPhone apps, there is a list being maintained at iPhoneapplicationlist.com, with a host of software ranging from Grazr, a list and feed manager, to unit measurement converters.

But as with any new platform and new applications, solution providers and IT managers might just start bracing for the first exploits and security issues to find their way into networks via the new programs, though there haven't been any significant reports of issues one week-plus into Generation iPhone.

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