Windows Phone Marketplace opens up in 13 more countries

Windows Phone Marketplace opens up in 13 more countries
Windows announced on Wednesday that it is expanding the Windows Phone Marketplace to 13 more countries. The new locations include Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela. Including locations opened this year in Argentina, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, and the Philippines, Windows Phone Marketplace now reaches 54 countries. As announced at MWC 2012, other countries that will be receiving the Marketplace this year include the UAE, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Israel, Thailand, and Vietnam.

One country that Microsoft is really excited about is China. As we told you today, the Nokia Lumia 610C and Nokia Lumia 800C are both supposed to launch in the country next month and are both designed to work on China Telecom's CDMA based 3G network. According to Microsoft, the Chinese version of the Windows Phone Marketplace has added 20,000 apps in the last three months. At the same time, 15,000 registered developers have been added to the county's total.

If you live in one of the countries that we mentioned above as getting the Marketplace today, visit the sourcelink for directions on how to set up your phone to load apps purchased from the new site. If you have already set up your phone to load up apps from a third party app purveyor, you can follow the instructions on how to reconfigure your phone to the new Marketplace by clicking on this link.

source: Microsoft (1), (2)

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13 Comments

1. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

FInally a sign of windows phones heading to philippines... =D im really waiting for the lumia devices... =D

2. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Look's like no one's intrestead!

12. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Looks' like 'someone' didn't finish 4th grade

3. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

I don't like windows phone what I like is the 808 or other meego devices here in the Philippines :(

4. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I don't understand why people want Windows Phone to fail. Microsoft has created a beautiful, cohesive, and smooth OS this time around. Critics and consumers love it. For example, the HTC Arrive on Sprint is one of the highest rated phones on the website. So yes, it's pretty obvious people do care for WP and want more. With Nokia on board, things can only get better from here on out.

9. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

the world is full of idiots. You have to do nothing but ignore them,

5. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

It's because nokia must be different just like apple they should be different. They should make their own technology or OS and not using other platform just to gain popularity. Uniqueness is the key

6. Jericho unregistered

not intrested waiting 4 LG OPTIMUS 4X...........

8. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Thumbs up! :) I'm waiting for the 4X and the D-quad :p One-X is surely more expensive than these two :) *Android-Ubuntu come to papa :p

7. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Well, I think that its good that Windows is opening up in different places. I always like trying something new!

10. Jericho unregistered

well i am downloading ubuntu for my computer right now bye microsoft.

11. Jericho unregistered

and i am not buying 4x just because its cheaper but because i m an lg fan. And i enjoy their products.

13. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

okay, finally my country (Bahrain) is getting access to market place...i have had my focus for a long time now

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