On Friday, a member of Microsoft's Windows Mobile team posted a Twitter note about a promotion that will let initial Marketplace developers get five free application submissions. The note describes upgrades and updates to applications as new application submissions.
While the company has already said that developers will be allowed to submit five applications for an annual US$99 fee, this is the first hint that application updates will count as additional applications.
Microsoft did not reply to a request for comment and clarification about the charge or about the size of the fee. On his blog, one Microsoft technical product manager, Loke Uei Tan, said he'd update his blog with additional details about why the company is charging for updates once he \"gets the official word.\"