Microsoft launched the ‘Windows Marketplace‘ for Windows Mobile starting with version 6 in Oct. 2009, and with the launch of Windows Phone 7, the older apps got incompatible and new apps weren’t compatible with the old ones. It was evident from the earliest that the older Windows Mobile platform won’t support by developers and also, to some extent, users also lost interested.
Microsoft has now started mailing direct emails to registered users of Windows Mobile 6.x devices about the discontinuation of the device. Below is an extract from the sent email;
Beginning May 9, 2012, the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service will no longer be available. Starting on this date, you will no longer be able to browse, buy or download applications directly on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone using the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace application and service.
Applications and games acquired from the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service installed on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone will continue to work after the service is discontinued on May 9, 2012. However, additional downloads of these applications and games from the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service will no longer be available.
Microsoft also encourages users to review all the applications and games they currently have installed on their Windows Mobile 6.x devices and grab any updates that might be available for them before the Marketplace goes down.”
Please note: All phone data, including applications acquired through the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service, data and user-specific settings, will be deleted from your Windows Mobile 6.x phone in the event that your phone is wiped or “hard reset.”
Any data on a removable storage card, if present, will also be deleted if your phone is wiped or “hard reset”.
Follow us @ Facebook to keep track of stuff related to Windows Phone and devices running on it. Just follow this link or click the like button at Facebook box.
Related Posts :