According to a job posting, the software giant expects to launch an applications store called "Skymarket" this fall for its Windows Mobile platform.
Users of the expected Web-based offering would get 200MB of storage to use for backing up phone data and sharing photos.
Andy Lees, head of Windows Mobile efforts, admits some past mistakes and hints at plans to deal with them. There's more to come at a trade show next month.
Web giant makes long-awaited foray into browser market, while the mobile market warms up. Also: Tech goes to Republican National Convention.
As it gets ready to release its next interim upgrade to its Windows Mobile system before it puts out Windows Mobile 7, Microsoft is facing fierce competition from Apple, Google, Blackberry, and now Palm as it seeks to hold on to market share.