This would allow third-party developers to create apps for the Zune – a move that has been widely expected but not yet confirmed by Microsoft. It's obvious Redmond plans to take on Apple’s iPhone / iPod touch with games and apps for its Zune HD but it remains to be seen how many (if any) the company will have on launch. At least we know its Tegra chip should provide for some gaming prowess along with HD video playback.
Support from the developer community will be crucial and we’ve already been hearing reports of Microsoft encouraging iPhone developers to port their existing apps to Windows Mobile. The company also recently filed for a trademark on the term OneApp and has hinted the Windows Mobile and Zune platforms may support the same software, since both platforms have Windows CE roots and run on ARM's processor architecture.