Poll: How Much Are You Willing to Pay for Applications on Marketplace for Mobile?
With Windows Marketplace for Mobile launching in exactly 1 short week, we’re wondering what is a fair price you’d be willing to spend on a quality application that you can download, use, and pay hassle-free on your Windows Mobile device courtesy of Microsoft’s new and forthcoming applications storefront.
Even with Marketplace’s imminent announcement, there has been one software release announced today–SPB Mobile Shell 3.5–and that program is going for roughly $30. Quality Windows Mobile applications have traditionally sold in the range of $20-$30, including important utilities and games. With the iPhone App Store having launched, we saw massive price drops compared to programs for other platforms–like Windows Mobile, Symbian, and BlackBerry–but we also saw the a large influx of lower quality applications as well.
With that in mind, how much are you willing to pay, on average, to get quality programs developed for your Windows phone with Windows Marketplace for Mobile scheduled to launch in one week? Now that Windows Mobile developers have a larger, massive distribution means via Microsoft (similar to iPhone developers), do you expect to see prices going lower than what they are today?