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Palm's App Store on Your Windows Mobile (non-Palm) Smartphone

As reported at TreoCentral, Palm launched an official app store for their PalmOS and Windows Mobile Treos last night. Where by “App Store” we mean “icon in your program listing that launches a browser the takes you to an online store.” Which is only marginally easier than just going to http://software.wmexperts.com on Pocket IE, but we digress.

Anyhow, it's another option for purchasing applications for Windows Mobile. Note that last, the App store seems to work just fine on Windows Mobile devices not called “Treo,” as you can see from the image of it running on a Sprint Touch Diamond at right.

Heck, if you don't want to even head to Palm's page to install the 'app,' you can just point Pocket IE to and get pretty much the same effect.

Make no mistake, though,the onus is on Microsoft here to get an on-device, native app store up and running on as many Windows Mobile devices as soon as possible. It's pretty clear that the killer app store for developers must an app, not a web store. Hurry up, Microsoft!

Oh, and Palm / Pocketgear: a 50% cut for developers seems a might bit thin, don't it?

WC Staff
WC Staff
7 Comments
  • Embarrassingly lazy. Palm dropped the ball on this one BIG time...honestly this is just pathetic.
  • honestly this is just pathetic.
    Couldn't agreee more!
    I started laughing when I downloaded the .cab and realized it just created a shortcut. The shortcut also launches pIE even if you have Opera Mobile as your default browser...
  • are you guys serious... first its was made for a palm device no opera there and 2nd this is the same app store thats been around since the 650 I believe just a refresh no biggie
  • Well i would like to definitely say that we are expecting a lot from HTC as we believe HTC is the king of touch screen phones as it introduced first
    Thesis
  • I downloaded the .cab and realized it just created a shortcut. The shortcut also launches pIE even if you have Opera Mobile as your default browser
  • Hello sir i started laughing when I downloaded the .cab and realized it just created a shortcut. The shortcut also launches pIE even if you have Opera Mobile as your default browser
  • i would like to definitely say that we are expecting a lot from HTC as we believe HTC is the king of touch screen phones