Windows Phone users get error message, can't download apps
To make matter worse, not only is the poor guy in Boise having problems, so are other Windows Phone users around the world. If you're among the frustrated Windows Phone users from around the world, let us know if you've been affected by dropping a comment in the box below. And you know what? If you are having no problem with the Windows Phone Store this morning, let us know that too.
UPDATE: The problem with the Windows Phone Store appears to have been with something on Microsoft's side of the equation, but the problem seems to have been resolved and just in time too, as many are trying to install Spotify today, on their Windows Phone handset.
1. amansingal14 (Posts: 299; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
Before the WP hate comments start -
The update seems to have resolved now. (View the update of information below)
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
I love to see android fans and Windows fans fighting each other just because of apps issue, hehehehehe :p
8. amansingal14 (Posts: 299; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
And I love to see you burn your iCrap device after an Indian tells you to do so Wendygarett...
Trust me, I am an Indian...
BTW I too hate WP8, but save for a fact, the problem has been resolved.
16. wendygarett (unregistered)
What-ever, I gave you green thumb just for being an Indian, not of any side :)
31. znellu (Posts: 72; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Go play with your teddy bear and don't care to comment here. If you feel WP OS sucks, why do you bother to be here in this article. Act a little matured rather than posting stupid & boring comments!
3. amansingal14 (Posts: 299; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
PhoneArena guys, I request you all to please update the report...
10. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
You can't understand me ;(
Trust me, I am human being...
13. amansingal14 (Posts: 299; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
Decide first, wether u r an human bieng or a penguin...
18. carlosechev07 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
WP really really really.. s u c k s..!!
7. sayedejaz (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)
Already No apps .. that also non-downloadable now :P
35. znellu (Posts: 72; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Technical problems happen, and this isn't a big deal!
11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
what goes around comes around micrsoft.........keep takin shots at google in your campaign.....youll see!
22. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
thats called marketing, no karma crap
besides if you believe there will never be issues with services or tech you dont belong on here lol
love how certain people on here jump when everyone other then google or ofcourse android has problems but when like i said google or android are in the problem limelight they defend to the point of tragic
the comments on here prove it
28. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
sadly you're wrong bro im not a one sided coin, as ive stated CLEARLY in past post that if google was in the wrong about, crossing certain lines with their business practices then they very much so deserve to get whats coming to them..........and example of that was when an article about Google "may" have been snooping around in apple users privacy too much......remember that one? well if you were apart of that discussion then you would know what i said about Google or whom ever was in the "wrong" there.....
Microsoft knows very well what their doing and their pride is going to be a major set back for them if they continue to think that by "bashing" someone they will get what they want........and instead of "asking" google for someone things they feel the need to "point out" what THEY (microsoft) believe are flaws within googles business practices........not so bro, google is doing the right things here so i gotta stick up for them sorry
29. darkkjedii (Posts: 13320; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Good post, I stand corrected. Apology accepted???
30. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
apology accepted my friend.......its ALLL GOOD lol :)
36. darkkjedii (Posts: 13320; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Cool. Have u tried any wp8 devices yet?
40. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
uhh to be honest with you man, my interest are not in microsoft im more focused on on android and blackberry right now..........
and also to be completely honest with you i really dont like microsoft, if Bill Gates was still there it might change my perspective on the company and the way its ran
44. corporateJP (Posts: 2044; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
I'm with you. If it wasn't for Microsoft's arrogance, I'd go full on and ditch my Android phone, as my first love was always Nokia. But, considering my memories of Windows Mobile (lack of support and updates) and the fact that my other phone for work right now is a Lumia 710 that won't be getting an update, it's a tough pill to swallow.
All three major OSes are in my household, so I have no hard loyalty.
I wish people would see beyond their own blatent fanboyism and call a spade for what it's worth.
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 13320; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Windows phone users fear not. You're platform will hiccup just like android, and iOS. It's just part of the game. I love the 8x, and wp8 is pretty sweet, just don't trip when things go wrong...it happens.
20. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
This is true.
Didnt know you went WP. Do you have just that or other phones? I wanted to do Android, WP and iPhone for my familty plan. I still might. Might do BB. Now...its kinda boring having all phones from one platform on my plan. I wanna really diversify it. I only like Motorola for Android. I would get Nokia and either an iPhone or BB.
24. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Then again....its easier to have them all from one platform. I hope HTC or Samsung make a phone I wanna get...and keep this time. LG maybe...Sony maybe.
32. darkkjedii (Posts: 13320; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Jroc one of the things I like most about the iPhone is the way it auto syncs with my iPad. I use the iPad a lot for casual purposes, and the syncing makes it where I don't have to do so much manually. Pics, notes, email, and certain apps. Let me know what u think about the Nokia as I haven't played with it hat much, but the 8x is a grand slam IMHO.
25. darkkjedii (Posts: 13320; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
My fiancé has the 8x, I play with it all the time and to be honest I want one bad. Currently I still rock my ip5, and note 2. I bought the note 2 on Craigslist so I still have the option to add a line, but I'm thinking 8x on Craigslist also.
27. darkkjedii (Posts: 13320; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Also jroc a place here n vegas called etc wireless cut my notes micro sim so it fits the ip5 nano slot and my fiancés 8x. So I'm good to just switch the sim and rock n roll
19. rsxl5 (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
Working in China now (over 3G (Unicom)).
But already happened 2-3 times within last 2 month that Marketplace was not working at all in China ; just an error code.
21. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Hey windows phone users nice Chinese new year present from Microsoft .
Happy Chinese new year !
34. clevername (Posts: 1434; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Oops. The store went down. Things happen. To everyone. Still love my 920. Wasn't even in need of the store when it happened anyway.
37. jdep1 (banned) (Posts: 26; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
No issues here USA. Windows 7.8. Android fans have nothing to do so they come to a post that doesn't concern them get a life.
39. Seymur (unregistered)
You just went full retard. Read UPDATE.
46. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
There's a lot of hate being expressed to towards WP8 by diehard Android users. So, why is that? I guess they realize Microsoft is still capable of knocking out Google, if they make a successful switch to the mobile world. Naturally, Google fan's are disburbed and wary of the implications of having to compete with both Apple and Microsoft. Android is powerful, but it's also less intuitive, and highly insecure. My guess is that you'll ultimately have a three way race between the the aforementioned companies, with Blackberry and other less companies with less clout picking up the rear...
Personally, I like Windows 8 (after some initial reservations), and WP8 is fine too. Yes, it needs some additional features and more apps, but it's basically very smooth and offers tons of options for the average smartphone user. It's certainly not as well established as iOS, but it does offer a more slick UI, with much better security than Android can provide. It's not perfect, but none of these mobile OS's are perfect, and it depends on your needs as to which of these is ideal. Personally, I like Nokia, and they still build quality products despite their declining fortunes in recent years. My Lumia 920 is a great device that is reliable and highly capable. Buy one yourself, and don't take my word for it. Or wait for catwalk, or the Lumia 1000, and then try one. Either way, chances are that WP8 won't let you down, and neither will Nokia...
As for you diehard WP8 haters & trolls, suck on this ---
47. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)
Microsoft needs to work on conveying their error messages better. An error number is so cryptic that people might do a hard reset on their phone to try clear it. A "Sorry, Marketplace is down at the moment, please try again later" error message would be better.