Microsoft Announces Funeral For Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace

You've had a good run, Windows Mobile 6.x. The mobile OS that Microsoft spiked in order to spend a few years rethinking everything and developing Windows Phone is inching a step closer to its final grave, with customers receiving notes this week announcing the end of Windows Marketplace for 6.x. Microsoft will be ending the service on May 9th, 2012. Starting on this date, you will no longer be able to browse, buy or download applications directly on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone using the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace application and service.


Applications and games acquired from the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service installed on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone will continue to work after the service is discontinued on May 9, 2012. However, additional downloads of these applications and games from the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service will no longer be available. Microsoft recommends you review the applications or games installed on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone and install any available updates in advance of the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service shut-down on May 9, 2012. Windows Mobile applications and games that are compatible with Windows Mobile 6.x may still be available directly from their developers or via third-party marketplaces, but don't rely on MS' servers to deliver the goods. 
Via:  Microsoft
Comments
AKwyn 2 years ago

Shame. But at least the Windows Mobile 6 marketplace had a good run and people are being given two months notice to finish up their business there...

RIP Windows Mobile 6 marketplace.

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