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By 17 November 2009 | Categories: news

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Microsoft announced yesterday that its Windows Marketplace for Mobile, a mobile applications store, will be made available to users with Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 handsets.

Originally launched on the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform, Marketplace offers users a similar service to Apple’s App Store, with users able to browse and download free and paid applications to customise their handsets. As Windows Marketplace was launched in October this year, the platform doesn’t yet feature more than a 1000 apps, a small figure compared to the App Store’s more than 100 000 applications.


The number of apps available to users is also constrained by the features of various Windows Mobile devices. Consequently a user with an older Windows Mobile OS will find their choice of applications to be more limited than users running the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform.

To download the Windows Marketplace to your Windows Mobile 6.0 or 6.1 handset visit mp.windowsphone.com and follow the simple setup instructions.

 

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