By September 2, 2008

Microsoft to follow in the steps of Google and Apple?

Looking at a recent job post found on it is suggested that Microsoft will be following hot on the heals of the recently launched $30 million Apple iPhone app store and the future release of Google’s Android App Store, with their own app store named "Skymarket". The job post indicates that the  Skymarket senior product manager will head a team that will "drive the launch of a v1 marketplace service for Windows Mobile".

This announcement could only be considered as fantastic news for the end customer as each of the major device manufacturers now go out on a limb to better each other, desperate to provide the best content and hardware to rival the massive iPhone market.

With the Apple store already launched and the HTC Dream coming soon (which should signal the Android App Store launch), the question on everyone’s lips though should be, "is this too little to late?" as the expected launch of this new app store is sometime in 2009 with the launch of WM7.

It should be an interesting few months ahead as the battle heats up and the consumers are really given a chance to see what their hard earned cash is going towards.


Posted by: John

Posted in: Phones

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