Long Zeng from the istartedsomething blog has uncovered a recent trademark application by Microsoft
A trademark application by Microsoft early last week could be an indication of what more the Zune HD might do, applications.
The trademark application 77775625 for the trademark â€œONEAPPâ€, or alternatively pseudo-marked â€œOne Applicationâ€, is classified as a trademark for â€œonline retail store services facilitating the download of computer software for use on mobile phones, media players and other portable electronic devicesâ€.
Furthermore, a separate classification describes,
computer software for allowing mobile device users to send messages, make payments and access and play music, games and videos on mobile devices; computer software platforms for developing mobile applications; computer software, namely, software development tools for the creation of mobile applications; computer software for running retail store site for purchase and download of mobile applications over wireless networks
Why Microsoft needs a separate trademark for their application store beside Marketplace is anyoneâ€™s guess, but the most interesting speculation is that OneApp may refer to the ability to run the same application on your ZuneHD as your Windows Mobile 7 phone, which would certainly by an interesting and useful development, and make sure the Zune ecosystem does not become a cul-de-sac for developers.
Read more at istartedsomething.com here.
Via 1800pocketpc.net, thanks Wreiad for the tip.