Windows Mobile, WindowsMobile, Marketplace

Windows Mobile, WindowsMobile, Marketplace

For those of you who are still toting your Windows Mobile 6.x devices, take note that as of May 9, 2012, you will no longer be able to purchase apps or updates from the Windows Mobile Marketplace (not the newer Windows Phone Marketplace), as it is being discontinued.

The Windows Mobile Marketplace has been the source for apps and games for Windows Mobile users for more than two years. As Microsoft throws their weight behind the popularity-gaining Windows Phone platform, they’ve begun to cease supporting their still-kicking-and-screaming Windows Mobile OS.

Microsoft has been planning to kill of the WM Marketplace since June 2011, when Microsoft announced that Windows Mobile users would no longer be able to download apps from the Marketplace website. Users still retained the ability to download apps through their devices, but now that functionality, too, will be a thing of the past.

Of course, that doesn’t mean love for Windows Mobile will go away anytime soon. There are still various modifications and OS upgrades from folks like XDA Developers that still garner some attention. There is also the possibility of downloading apps and updates from third-party stores.

Still, it is always sad to see the end of an era. Read the full announcement below.

Windows Mobile Apps, Games, Marketplace

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at