Windows Mobile ups the ante, allows app storage on memory cards

Ari Robbins
Contributing Editor from Atlanta, GA
Published: February 23, 2010

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The current state of the App Store has Apple at a distinct advantage and competitors struggling to keep up.  With Apple boasting over 150,000 apps in their app store and the ability to store as many apps as the iPhone's capacity will allow, they truly seem to have the app market cornered.??

Version 1.1 of the BlackBerry App World introduced the ability to archive unused apps to a microSD card with quick access to restoring them as needed.  The purpose of this was to free up memory that was being wasted on minimally used apps that you didn't have the heart to delete.  In the weeks leading up to the release of v1.1, the rumor mill was rife with chatter of the possibility of storing apps on removable memory cards.  However, archiveable apps is what ultimately came to fruition; a welcome addition, but still not quite there. 

Microsoft, on the other hand, is on the right path.  In a recent update, Microsoft made Windows Marketplace available for customers with Windows Mobile 6.0 and above.  With the update comes something that app lovers are sure to enjoy: the added ability to store apps on a memory card.  If you're keeping score, it's a feat only Apple and Microsoft have been able to accomplish.

So, how does this affect you?  Considering WinMo now?  Feeling left behind if you're a BlackBerry or Android user?  Sound off below!

Via Engadget