Owners of WM 6.0 and 6.1 handsets can now access the online app store

Owners of WM 6.0 and 6.1 handsets can now access the online app store
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.

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2 Comments

1. Kain125

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 13, 2009

I have a TP2 on verizon and am having some trouble with this. I got to the link on my phone, and it asks save, open or cancel, and i hit open and a file called microsoftmarketplacebootstrap.cab downloads, and when its done it does nothing and i cant find a marketplace anywhere. Help?

2. sclexgs300

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 18, 2009

You have to click the link then select "Save" and set the save path to your device or storage card. Once the file downloads, locate the .cab file and double click to install it. Once installed the icon for Marketplace will appear in your programs menu.

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