Last week we reported
that Windows Marketplace for Mobile
had become accessible via desktop computers. Owners of handsets based on previous versions of Microsoft´s operating system can now rejoice, because just as the software giant promised, the online application store is now open for all cell phones running Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 (until now, only people with devices based on v. 6.5 could access the store). Hooray! Now we hope developers break some sweat, so we see Windows Marketplace for Mobile features more applications than Apple App Store from next week onwards. If only this could come true... Still, we would like to congratulate the guys over at Microsoft for setting everything up really fast, because there are quite a few high-quality cell phones that still haven´t received updates to OS version 6.5 (say, the HTC Diamond and Touch Pro), despite the fact that most of the programs available at Windows Marketplace for Mobile run on previous editions of the operating system.