Nokia today announced its new Launchpad mobile software developer offering for the broad range of software developer companies seeking a fast-track for creating applications that target the millions of devices based on Nokia mobile platforms in the market today. It has 800 euros annual fee. Read the full press release.

Nokia is very pleased to offer Launchpad to any software developer company seeking to build mobile applications and services for the growing global smartphone market, said Lee Epting, Vice President, Forum Nokia. By addressing the particular needs of these developers through Launchpad, both in terms of technology access and support, we will be helping them accelerate their development cycle to bring new and exciting applications to Nokia mobile platforms.