3/31/2009 7:01:00 PM
Microsoft secures developers for mobile application store
Microsoft has signed up a list of big name developers for its new online mobile phone application store .
Microsoft announced in February, it would have a marketplace for applications, which is set to open in the second half of the year.
According to Reuters , Microsoft has signed up big names such as My Space, Facebook and game developers EA Mobile to sell applications through the new store.
The company also said it expects many of its existing 20,000 mobile phone software partners to offer software via the marketplace.
Microsoft’s marketplace will compete for revenue with Apple’s established store. Google’s open platform software Android also has its own app store. It is understood Palm Inc is also planning a store to launch on its mobile, the Palm Pre.