Windows Mobile Marketplace bans VoIP apps

Mobile phones

windows-mobile-marketplace.jpgI’m not going to hide my feelings here. I hate Windows Mobile. I’ve got no problem with the desktop OS but it was never meant to be jammed onto a mobile phone and the more they try to crowbar it on, the more I hate it. So, it brings me a strange cocktail of anger and mirth to see that they’re already making their Win Mob Marketplace app store about as open as HMP Parkhurst.

News comes our way today that there will be no 3rd party VoIP apps available. Naturally, that’s a good way of ensuring promotion among the mobile operators but not a good way to curry favour with consumers. The second kind of app forbidden from their phones are any that change the default browser.

But don’t worry, there’s more! In fact, there’s a list of 12 categories of application altogether that Windows has banned. Ah, the freedom of it. Owners of Windows Mobile handsets can look forward to enthralling games of Minesweeper and online Hearts when their app store opens later this year.

(via @liquidindian and Fierce VoIP)

Daniel Sung
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