Market Place for Mobile Makes its way to Windows Mobile 6.0 & 6.1

On October 6th, Microsoft launched their new Windows Phone running Windows Mobile 6.5 One of the many features is the addition of a market place for mobile devices. At the time of launch, this was only available for Windows Mobile 6.5 devices. This week, Microsoft has made Market Place for Mobile available to all Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 based devices.

To install the Market Place for Mobile application, go to http://mp.windowsphone.com on your device. From there, you can download and install the market place on your device. Once installed, you will be able to browse applications targeted for your region and device type.

It’s great to see Microsoft has made their market place available for older devices as this allows developers to target a much larger install base. However, the cost of entry for developers is prohibitive. As well, the cost of listing applications for multiple regions in the market place can add up very quickly. It’s a significant step forward for developers and the community but until the cost is addressed, I don’t see the market place being a serious contender. Check it out on your device and let us know what you think.

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.

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