Ever since the App Store launched for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, it seems like every other smartphone manufacturer wants to start selling various applications through a mobile store. The trouble is that cloning process is starting to produce clones of clones. Case in point is the upcoming Windows Marketplace for Mobile.
You may already be familiar with the icon that accompanies Android Market. The online store for Google Android applications is represented by a simple shopping bag, featuring everyone’s favorite green ‘droid. It’s simple and effective in representing what Android Market is all about: shopping.
Well, the icon for Windows Marketplace for Mobile looks almost the same. It doesn’t have the same stylish angled shot, instead going with a straight-on look at the side of the bag, but the similarities are undeniable. The angled Android has been replaced by a straight-on Windows logo as well.
On the bright side, it is good to see the wireless apps for the Microsoft smartphone OS getting gathered into a single marketplace, rather than being scattered across hundreds of sites around the web.