Microsoft opens Windows Mobile app store

“Microsoft today surprised Windows Mobile users with an early, but low-profile launch for Windows Marketplace for Mobile,” Electronista reports.
“The app store is meant as the official gateway for apps on Windows Mobile 6.x devices,” Electronista reports. “However, the portal so far only has 34 apps, 10 of which are games, and so far carries paid apps with average prices above those found in the iPhone’s App Store.
Electronista reports, “Apple’s store by contrast launched with about 500 apps and most recently passed the 85,000-app mark, having eclipsed Microsoft’s total library earlier. Microsoft has tried to appeal to developers by using a similar 70/30 revenue split as well as encouraging ports of iPhone apps, but it has pushed for “premium” pricing and limits the number of apps that can be published after paying a developer fee.

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