The Windows Mobile marketplace was one of Microsoft’s major announcements at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It has been conveniently presumed that the online marketplace for Windows Mobile will be an application itself. But now that the Windows Mobile marketplace website is online, it is possible that the online application store might actually be a mobile-formatted website.
This conjecture has been spawned by the new Windows Mobile marketplace website, which greets users with a mobile-formatted “coming soon” message. It also must be noted that distributing apps through a mobile-formatted website will make it easier for Microsoft to make the marketplace available on both Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 6.1. But such a web-based app store will have its limitations. Though it is plausible, it’s merely a conjecture.