Friday, August 13, 2010
Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 11:30 AM
"For now, partnerships are the main way eBay is staying current. At Microsoft's request, Yankovich's team is building an app for Windows Phone 7, the next generation of Microsoft's mobile operating system. The app will be available when Windows Phone 7 launches, likely around October or November."
Elizabeth Woyke has written in her Mobilized blog at the Forbes site that Microsoft has requested that the eBay team write an app specifically for Windows Phone 7. So, if you were ever wondering how you would search, buy and sell eBay items on the run, your worries are over. If you're wondering just how many people do just that, the numbers quoted by eBay for mobile transactions are quite interesting. Woyke comments that in 2009 eBay sold $600 million of goods via mobile transactions, and this year eBay expects to more than double that amount to $1.5 billion. With those sorts of numbers being quoted it seems the fear of conducting mobile transactions is not as large as some might assume. Now we just have to wait and see if there is a "Buy and Sell" hub in Windows Phone 7's future.