Windows Marketplace for Mobile Opens to 6.0, 6.1 Phones

When the Windows Marketplace for Mobile first launched in October it only supported Windows Mobile 6.5 phones – the latest version of the Windows Mobile operating system. But now the marketplace opened up so users of 6.0 and 6.1 devices can buy and download mobile apps as well.

Now those users can also access the 800 or so apps offered in the new “Windows Phone app store,” as some are calling it. That 800 represents over three times the apps available when the Marketplace launched a month ago, notes a post on the Windows Team Blog.  

In order to get started, users of 6.0/6.1 devices need to launch their mobile phones’ web browser and go to http://mp.windowsphone.com to start the download. Alternately, users can shop via the desktop website at http://windowsphone.com/getmarketplace which allows you to download and sync applications to your mobile phone wirelessly, thanks to a new feature launched just last week.

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