I have several posts planned for tomorrow's release of Windows Mobile 6.5, including hardware, the new operating system, and services. The Windows Marketplace for Mobile link has been on the devices I am testing for a couple of days, but the service wasn't turned on to try out, but the switch has now been flipped on the Microsoft servers so I can try it out. Microsoft will include the new on-device store, Marketplace for Mobile, on Windows Mobile 6.5, but they are passing up the opportunity to get the store into millions of existing Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 owners. They may have some valid reasons for this, but I would think they would want to help developers and get this thing finally kicked off with a huge rollout across all available platforms. Thankfully, the community is providing you with the opportunity to get the Marketplace for Mobile on your existing device.
There are debates about what you can do to the ROM on your device and I don't link directly to anything that steals software, however the Marketplace for Mobile is a free storefront application for all Windows Mobile devices and thus is not anything proprietary. Check out the CoolSmartPhone.com post for a link to the CAB download you can put on your device. I am going to place it on my T-Mobile Touch Pro2. Stay tuned tomorrow for a look at this new store on the AT&T HTC Pure and Pharos Traveler 137.