Windows Marketplace for Mobile available for 6.1/6.0 devices

It was just last week that we learned Microsoft opened up the Windows Marketplace for Mobile to PC access and in that release they said a version for WM 6.0 and 6.1 devices would be coming soon. I have to say I didn't expect the announcement this soon, but am very pleased it is now official. This release now has the potential to put the Marketplace on 30 million devices worldwide.

It was just last week that we learned Microsoft opened up the Windows Marketplace for Mobile to PC access and in that release they said a version for WM 6.0 and 6.1 devices would be coming soon. I have to say I didn't expect the announcement this soon, but am very pleased it is now official. This release now has the potential to put the Marketplace on 30 million devices worldwide.

As Microsoft stated, to get Marketplace for a Windows Mobile 6.0 or 6.1 based device, customers can simply point their phone’s browser to http://mp.windowsphone.com to start the download process; from the Web, customers can visit http://windowsphone.com/getmarketplace.

There are now over 800 applications in the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, which is more than three times what they had at launch. Apps are still priced higher than the iPhone App Store, but many seem fair to me and if the app meets a need then there isn't much of an issue.