Nokia‘s not the only one announcing a mobile app store at Mobile World Congress 2009 – Microsoft, hot on the heels of their Windows Mobile 6.5 launch, have opened up on their own plans for on-device software browsing and downloading. There are more than a few advantages for Windows Mobile developers:
At first glance, Windows Mobile 6.5 didn’t look like much more than a touch-friendly facelift, but if it will be the landmark by which the beefier Internet Explorer, syncing MyPhone, and their Marketplace for Mobile will launch, 6.5 will certainly be an update to remember. That is, of course, until version 7 rolls around.
[Windows Mobile Team Blog via pocketnow]