Subscribe to the::unwired's RSS Feedthe::unwired at Twitterthe::unwired on Facebookthe::unwired on Google Plus
the::unwired Article
EXPANDED: Microsoft Windows Marketplace for Mobile comes to Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 14.07.09 - 16:55:55 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7116x
Tagged under: [] [] [] [] []

Todd Brix, Senior Director for Mobile Platform Services Product Management at Microsoft, just announced at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans that Windows Marketplace for Mobile is on schedule to open for submissions in 29 supported countries on July 27th. Furthermore he unveiled that Microsoft will bring its Windows Marketplace for Mobile to Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Mobile 6.1 devices and smartphones as well; initially Microsoft only confirmed a launch for its upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5 OS only. Windows Marketplace will be available for Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 by the end of 2009, while it will be available for Windows Mobile 6.5 in the fall.

Microsoft is already working with a wide range of leading developers for both business and consumer applications and will soon be able to make available a new wave of applications that will be ready for download when Windows Marketplace launches in the fall. To make things a little more interesting, later this month Microsoft will also announcing the details of a developer contest that will kick off at launch.

Brix posted: "We're working hard to create a new experience for mobile users and developers alike; where users can easily discover and confidently purchase and download applications for work, life or play and developers feel good about the submission process and are able to reach a new market for their mobile applications. In fact, we're announcing today that by the end of 2009 Windows Marketplace will also be available to Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 devices. This means that developers will have an opportunity to reach more than 30 million Windows Mobile devices."

Furthermore Brix unveiled that Microsoft plans to launch the Windows Marketplace Business Center; a category in Windows Marketplace that will contain mobile business applications across several common industries and line of business functions from leading companies. Business Center is said to become another way for Microsoft's partners to differentiate themselves and showcase their business applications, while making it easier for users to locate and purchase the latest mobile business tools.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
Related Links

Article Source

Related Articles Windows Marketplace

Comments
Social Sharing
     
This Week's Top Stories
Feeds & More
Awards & More
Recent Discussions
© Copyright 1998 - 2013 by the::unwired® & Arne Hess
All rights reserved!
the::unwired is a registered trademark of Arne Hess.
All trademarks are owned by their respective companies.
All site video, graphic and text content is copyrighted to the respective party and may not be reproduced without express written consent.