Handmark Launches Its Own Windows Mobile Apps Store
Handmark has announced and launched an application storefront for Windows Mobile phones ahead of Microsoft's own Windows Marketplace. HandMarket Apps has 50,000 pieces of content already available to Windows Mobile phones running WinMo 6.0 and up. Content includes applications, wallpapers, ringtones and more. The apps storefront supports user reviews, categories and offers free, paid and subscription content. Consumers can purchase items with their credit cards, and HandMarket Apps also supports carrier billing for Alltel, AT&T and Sprint. Microsoft's Windows Marketplace is will launch later this year with about 600 apps, supporting devices with WinMo 6.5 and up.
Microsoft Lets Android Owners Compare Apps
Microsoft has released a new tool aimed at helping people switch from an Android smartphone to a Windows smartphone. AppComparison, an app for Android handsets, scans the device for apps and then finds the corresponding Windows apps.
Microsoft Adds Carrier Billing to Windows Store
Microsoft has expanded an existing agreement with Boku to bring carrier billing to the Windows Store. Sprint is the first carrier too support the service, which means Sprint customers will be able to charge Microsoft Store purchases to their monthly bill.
Microsoft to Add Carrier Billing to App Store
Microsoft today said Windows device owners will soon be able to purchase apps using their wireless account rather than a credit card. Carrier billing, as the practice is called, makes it more convenient for people to purchase good and services from mobile devices by removing the credit card barrier.
Windows 10 to Run Android and iOS Apps
Microsoft today said Windows 10 devices will be able to run Android applications. According to Microsoft, developers will be able to reuse Java and C++ code to run Android apps in an Android subsystem on Windows 10 devices.
Wait a minute...
I'm confused, what's supposed to be different? They already have carrier billing in place, and a ton of apps, even for the BlackBerry...
As Chandler from Friends would say...