Microsoft encourages devs to create quality apps by allowing higher prices
"I know, 99 cents is interesting -- yes, consumers like to pay 99 cents for applications. But 99 cents, come on, I think your app is worth more than that."
The idea is that in this way app developers will be stimulated to create better products for Windows Marketplace for Mobile, which will normally be sold at higher prices. Higher profits for developers, higher quality for consumers. Sounds like a fair trade to us. Let’s just hope everything will still be affordable though.
source: TechFlash via EngadgetMobile