The CTIA Wrap: Verizon Partners For V Cast Apps; mPortal Apps; mOcean Serves Ads; Camera Is Dying

The CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment show kicks off tomorrow, but no one wastes a minute getting news out. Here’s just a sampling of what’s going on today:

Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) provides Developer Community details: In advance of CTIA, Verizon Wireless released a number of announcements about its developer community. It said more than 1,000 developers have joined its community, and that V CAST Apps remains on track to launch later this year. It will be working with a number of partners, including Amdocs (NYSE: DOX), which will help developers monitor and measure revenues and usage information, and DeviceAnywhere, which will help developers test their applications remotely and reduce the time and resources required to develop, monitor and deploy apps.

mPortal partners with Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) and Cricket: McLean, Va.-based mPortal, which works with cable and other operators to launch mobile content and applications, said it is working with both Comcast and Cricket. mPortal helped Comcast launch its iPhone app, which provides some Comcast experiences on the go. In addition, it said it’s working with Cricket Communications to create a service called MyHomeScreen, which will help users find mobile data services, directly from the