It’s hard to say right now. If you look around the company at other
places where things like this are important, Windows Mobile rises to
the top. They have devices which are always connected, which make
applications like maps really cool and important.
On a sometimes-connected device, what people are using them for are
games. So what we didn’t want to do was build two parallel app store
experiences that didn’t work together.
Right now our product roadmaps didn’t line up perfectly for us to
snap to what they’re doing or vice versa. That being said, we know
people want things like this on their devices so we’re going to
build them ourselves, they’re going to be super high-quality, and
they’re going to be free.
Down the road if there’s a way we can work with Windows Mobile or
another group inside the company that’s building an app store and
take advantage of that, that’s something we’ll look into.