Microsoft sends out friendly reminder of upcoming WM6.x burial

Microsoft sends out friendly reminder of upcoming WM6.x burial
You may remember back at the beginning of March, Microsoft sent out discontinuation notices to inform users that the Windows Marketplace for Windows Mobile would be shut down in May. The original notice said that the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace would no longer be available starting on May 9, 2012.

Microsoft has now sent out a friendly reminder of the upcoming demise of the WM6.x Marketplace. Interestingly, the new notice states that the discontinuation date has changed to May 17, 2012, so you have a little extra time to get what you need and make your backups.

As we mentioned before, all apps and games will continue to work after that date, but will no longer be able to be downloaded. If your device needs to be reset after May 17th, you will no longer be able to obtain these apps from the Marketplace, so be sure to keep a backup of anything you consider critical if you plan on continuing to use a Windows Mobile device.

Also, since sometimes ‘mobile’ and ‘phone’ can get confused due to Microsoft’s branding. Windows Phone and its Windows Phone Marketplace are a completely separate entity from Windows Mobile and its Windows Marketplace for Mobile. This discontinuation only applies to older devices running on the Windows Mobile platform.

source: PPCGeeks

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12 Comments

1. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

In a few months this 2012, probably exactly this will also happen to the current crop of Microsoft WP7.5 Lumias that we have now on the market.

2. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

you sir is officially an idiot.

3. chadrick0814 unregistered

Microsoft has announced that none of the WP 7 phones will be updated to WP 8. Maybe you are the idiot. Steel at least has a FACT that can back up his statement rather than simply spewing stupidity.

4. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Thanks.

5. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Huh where is the announsment? cuz i cant recall? Paul said that the current phones wont update to WP8, but he is not Microsoft and FYI he was wrong for a lot of things in the past ;) We all wan't for both first and second generation to be updated ... well maybe if we don't count the haters ...

7. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

where's the announcement? Another moron

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

that wasnt an official announcment and you don't know what could happen between now and then

6. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

you sir are*...

9. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Not updating current Windows phones is bad publicity for both MS and Nokia, and that's exactly what they don't need right now. Let's just wait for Apollo to come out and see what happens.

10. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

I love the Photo.. LOL.. reminds me of the poor BOB

11. thejonoox

Posts: 2; Member since: May 07, 2012

They should've thrown the paperclip from Word on one of the tombstones in the back. RIP Clippit.

12. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Lumia 610, 710, 800, 900 phones are made in China by Compal and Foxconn. Nokia only has supervisory control over the manufacture of these products. True Nokia Symbian Nokia 500, 603, 701, 808 phones are made in Nokia factories in Finland, Nokia China, Nokia Brazil. These are truly Nokia factories.

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