According to a post from the Windows Mobile Developer blog, the Marketplace for Mobile now has a new home: the web. In addition to coming pre-installed on all Windows Phone handsets, you can now browse through all the available applications right from your PC in the new online Marketplace. But this new site doesn’t just display what applications are available – you can also download them right from the store itself.
To do so, you’ll need to configure your account settings including your billing preferences and device settings. These options are available from the “Account Settings” link at the top of the page. If you’re not able to select your device, it’s because you haven’t yet signed into the Windows Marketplace for Mobile from your Windows phone yet. You have to do that first.
Once set up, you can browse by category or search through all the available applications for your phone. The site also highlights the most popular apps, the new apps, and showcase apps, just as the Marketplace on your mobile handset does too. When you find an application you want to buy, it can then be delivered wirelessly to your device.
To check out the new online Marketplace, go to: marketplace.windowsphone.com