Microsoft is betting big on its mobile business. And it realizes that the success of smartphones is driven in large measure by the applications third-party developers create for them.
In that spirit, Microsoft is opening its wallet to compensate developers for apps for Windows Phone 7 mobile devices, which are set to hit the market this holiday season. Enterprise Mobile Today has the details.
Microsoft has confirmed it is paying some third-party developers to create applications for its forthcoming Windows Phone 7 mobile devices.
However, industry watchers differ on how much it will help establish Windows Phone 7 as a serious challenger to the likes of Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone and the growing list of Android-powered devices.