Microsoft challenge rivals in mobile apps market with app sharing in Windows Marketplace

Microsoft plans to let customers of its upcoming Windows Marketplace for Mobile run purchased applications on as many as five Windows Mobile phones at the same time. This would primarily benefit individuals who own multiple smartphones running the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, which is needed to access Microsoft's online store. But it could also allow […]

Microsoft plans to let customers of its upcoming Windows Marketplace for Mobile run purchased applications on as many as five Windows Mobile phones at the same time. This would primarily benefit individuals who own multiple smartphones running the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, which is needed to access Microsoft's online store. But it could also allow users to share apps by "authorizing" the phones of close friends and family using the same generation of Windows Mobile phone, said Daniel Bouie, a senior product planner at Microsoft, during a talk last week at the software maker's TechEd conference.

More infoComputerworld