Thursday, June 5, 2008
Microsoft Launches Connected Services Accelerator Program
Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC News" @ 09:00 PM
Before anybody gets too excited, the joint program with SingTel is meant for vertical industries only (Singtel is based in Singpaore, but also owns Australia's Optus, and has offices throughout the Asian region). Having said that, it also covers "Windows Vista-enabled mobile broadband PCs", whatever that means, and SingTel will provide the infrastructure and environment for development and testing. This initial program will run from July 1 to September 30, and will be open to all developers and ISVs with annual revenues not exceeding US$20 million and are not owned by a publicly traded company or subsidiary, or mobile operator. In other words, this is a pretty good opportunity for independent developers to get into the vertical industries software market. More information can be gotten here.