Microsoft expands Windows Phone Store to 42 new markets

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.)



1. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

12. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

What about Egypt????

2. ZexyZahid

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Thanks from Pakistan :-P

3. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011


4. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011


7. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

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

8. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

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

10. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

how are you predicting it buddy

5. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

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

9. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Kuwait is like a a small town

19. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

It is bigger than Qatar and Bahrain

6. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

14. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

11. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

Egypt please?

13. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Yay Pakistan! :)

15. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

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

16. shahzaibnasar

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

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

17. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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

18. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

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