Microsoft opens Marketplace to the masses
Well those running 6.0 and 6.1, anyway
Microsoft’s on-device marketplace is now available for Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1, allowing older phones to download the very latest in farting applications.
Microsoft reckons there are more than 800 applications in the Marketplace: we assume that’s worldwide, as the UK offering seems somewhat Spartan. But everything you might want is there* along with the inevitable fart-noise apps that seem to be the killer application for smartphones these days.
Americans can get a link sent to them by text, everyone else has to go to http://mp.windowsphone.com and have 700KB of internal memory free to download the client, which will then insist on checking for a new version every time it’s run. But once one gets past that it all seems to work well enough, and the application-installation process is smooth, though the much-promised operator-billing wasn’t in evidence, so transactions are still credit-card-based.
Read more: theregister.co.uk