How Prices Compare on Different App Stores

With an increasing number of companies launching mobile app stores, we decided it was time to compare them. We wanted to find out the average cost of a paid application on various stores.

We asked our friends at Mobclix, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup that offers mobile analytics and runs a mobile ad exchange, if they could help. They crunched some numbers and came back with some surprising findings. For example: BlackBerry paid apps are among the most expensive, followed by Microsoft (s msft), Android and the iPhone OS platform. Nokia (s nok) Ovi paid apps were among the cheapest.

Data source: Mobclix

* Includes only the top 8,500 apps in the U.S. Android store.

** Includes only the top Ovi apps.