Well one report claims to have the answer: Microsoft are going to throw cash at iPhone developers until they crumple and port their apps over to the upcoming Windows Phone 7.
And in case you’re wondering – no, we’re not joking.
But then again, as mad as it sounds, there is a massive aspect of believability to this crazy story. How else could Microsoft legitimately match Apple’s super-successful App Store? With over 225,000 third-party apps (along with 5 billion downloads), Windows Marketplace for Mobile is hardly a serious competitor.
So Microsoft are going to attempt to buy success, and it’ll be interesting to see whether they successfully do so. Personally, I think that if there was ever a reason to not buy the Windows Phone 7, then ladies and gentleman, this is it.
You can check out the aforementioned report here.