Windows Marketplace for Mobile Discontinued

Windows Mobile Marketplace will be Discontinued on May 17

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Windows Marketplace for Mobile DiscontinuedAt early March, Microsoft sent out an accouchement on the discontinuation of the Windows Marketplace for Windows Mobile on May 9. Yesterday, Microsoft distributed reminders on the upcoming demise of the marketplace. However, the discontinuation date has been pushed to May 17.

All Windows Mobile applications will continue to work, but users won’t be able to download any app from the Windows Marketplace. Users need to backup anything they consider essential, in case they need to reset the device after the above date. Because the terms “mobile” and “phone” are often interchanged, the notification may confuse some Windows Phones users.

Windows Mobile 6 was first released in 2007 and the latest version (Windows Mobile 6.5) was available in 2010. The Windows Mobile Marketplace was unveiled at MWC 2009 and the operation began on 6 October 2009, featuring only 246 apps. Early applications only supported Windows Mobile 6.5 and eventually, they were made available to earlier 6.x versions. The Windows Phone 7 was announced on February 2010, marking the end for Mobile Windows OS series. Popular Windows Mobile smartphones are HTC Touch2, HTC HD Mini, and Sony Ericsson Xperia X2

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