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Microsoft expands Windows Phone Store to 42 new markets

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Microsoft expands Windows Phone Store to 42 new markets
The Windows Phone Store has always been one of the number one things that people point to when talking about the limitations of the platform. As far as features go, Windows Phone does well, and has quite a lot to offer, but the Windows Phone Store has been lagging behind both in apps available and regions from which the store is accessible. Well, Microsoft is trying to catch up a bit more by expanding the store to 42 new markets. 

The markets added are: Angola, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo (DRC), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Paraguay, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

This brings the total to for the Windows Phone Store to113 markets, and at least makes Windows Phone comparable to iOS (155 markets) and Android (129 markets.)

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posted on 30 Nov 2012, 22:55 3

1. JC557 (Posts: 699; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Ahh, MS's answer to all their questions. ;)

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 09:28 1

12. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


What about Egypt????

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 00:56 5

2. ZexyZahid (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


Thanks from Pakistan :-P

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 01:59

3. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


YEP, THATS GOOD:P

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 02:00

4. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


AN INDIAN HAS GIVEN YOU red thumb

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 06:56 1

7. hunted (Posts: 287; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


drahmad, why are you talking unnecessarily? India already has wp market.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 07:23

8. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


i know, but the only explanation to that red thumb is India.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 07:33

10. hunted (Posts: 287; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


how are you predicting it buddy

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 03:58

5. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


All the GCC countries are there , except Kuwait. ARE YOU KIDDING ME MICROSOFT

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 07:24

9. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


Kuwait is like a a small town

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 11:29

19. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


It is bigger than Qatar and Bahrain

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 06:52

6. kach22 (Posts: 99; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


I almost bought the Lumia 800 but after knowing that it won't be updated to wp 8, ended up buying a high end HTC android and never regretted that. Now that the wp store is available in my country I am tempted to buy the new Lumia or HTC wp8 phones. Just wondering whether this os is similar to iOS or not. Last time I used iOS I couldn't helped hating it. My daughter now use the iOS device as her mp3 player.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 11:40 1

14. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


The OS is unique amongst the rest, it shares a few similarities to both of the other platforms, but has ways that it completely sets itself apart. As far as whether you like it, you would have to try it out for yourself. People spend all this time arguing which platform is better than which, when the truth is... its all preference. While I personally prefer the WP8 platform, each is fantastic in its own way.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 08:16

11. omar98 (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)


Egypt please?

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 10:12

13. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Yay Pakistan! :)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:24

15. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


Yahoo. It has reached my country. But sadly no windows phones has officially reached here.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 03:19

16. shahzaibnasar (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


i just wanted to know is it just for wp8 or wp7 too?

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 07:09

17. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


where can i find if Lebanon is among the countries that have a windows phone market??

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 03:51

18. Alex123 (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Pity Small country like Cambodia. I do love Microsoft OS powerred by Nokia

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