updated 04:00 pm EST, Mon November 16, 2009
WM 6.0, 6.1 phones get Windows Marketplace
As promised, Microsoft has released the Windows Marketplace app for Windows Mobile handsets running on the older 6.0 and 6.1 build of the OS. Devices equipped with Windows Mobile 6.5 already have Windows Marketplace preloaded. The free-to-download application store is available for both touchscreen and traditional handsets, and will allow users to browse and download apps from the store.
The same updates announced last week to Windows Marketplace are expected to carry over to this version as well, including the ability to browse for and buy apps on a PC and then transferring them to their handsets, as well as better security and anti-piracy protection.