I was pretty sure that Microsoft would be launching an app marketplace and here are some more details on this. The marketplace will be called “Skymarket” and is going live with the launch of Windows Mobile 7. There are over 18,000 applications for Windows Mobile so the marketplace is going to be huge. Let’s wait and see how they will be integrating it into their new mobile operating system. Some more information is available here.
I really expect to see how Google will react to this and how the whole system of Android + Chrome + a possible app marketplace could become a good competitor for Microsoft. I also expect Nokia to enchance their marketplace on Symbian Mobiles and launch a micro-transaction system which I believe is the key to small software sales.