[From Hans] Just caught this over at the Guardian website. It looks as though the iPhone's app-store is prompting Microsoft to develop a Windows Mobile 7 app-store. "f one of the most compelling features of the iPhone are the third-party applications then it's a sad fact for Microsoft since Windows Mobile has supported third-party applications since the last ice age. Side by side, there's an impressive 18,000 applications (hopefully at least a 1:5 gem-to-crap ratio) for Windows Mobile compared to just over 2,000 for the iPhone. The exception being there's only one iPhone marketplace and about a bazillion WM marketplaces. Personally I've avoided purchasing any WM applications because of this." The Guardian website for the deets.