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Microsoft takes Marketplace to 19 more countries

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Microsoft takes Marketplace to 19 more countries - read the full textMicrosoft opened the gates to its application store last year when it launched Windows Phone 7 but so far it has been available only in handful of countries. Those outside these countries had to fake their location, which meant they could only download free apps from the Marketplace. Now,...

 

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when does marketplace be available o Ghana.am having difficulty to purchase apps like whatsapp please help

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  • 2013-09-19 05:12
  • ftMS

still showing that there is no market place available yet in india.

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  • 2011-09-20 09:10
  • ut$0

> In reply to from india @ 2011-08-02 11:51 from U@uK - click to readhas marketplace opened in any of the 19 countries listed in the news?

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  • 2011-08-29 16:56
  • U@$G

Still in india it says market place not available in your country. What to do?

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  • 2011-08-02 11:51
  • U@uK

> In reply to Anon @ 2011-07-26 15:51 from 9xuR - click to readmarketplace is not open yet in bangladesh.....

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  • 2011-07-27 11:59
  • u7YK

'windows phone' Reinventing The Android -iPhone Wheel. No innovation. Nothing new. My Samsung Galaxy S2 is better than that Trojan gift WP7. Nothing New To Offer Me.

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  • 2011-07-26 16:58
  • N9@S

> In reply to heem @ 2011-07-25 22:57 from u7YK - click to readYou can easily download the free Adobe Reader from Marketplace.

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  • 2011-07-26 15:51
  • 9xuR

Regarding the Iphone vs Android "free app" argument, WP7 has a Trial of every single app available. That means you can try any app for absolutely free without any obligation to buy. Some offer decreased functionality, some have a time limit, but most are quite fully featured. Neither Apple or Google can match this.

Aside from that, there seems to be a lot of negative claims about WP7 on here that are made by people who've never used a WP7 device. The UI is unbelievably good, much easier to use than the Iphone and Android devices. The last phone I had was a Nokia E71, so having never used an Iphone, Android, BB, or any other smartphone, I found that WP7 was definitely more user friendly. My current Samsung Omnia7 is as customizable as any Android device. I'm running the dev version of Mango on a non-dev phone, can write to the registry, and still have full access to the Marketplace. Microsoft doesn't seem to mind :)

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  • 2011-07-26 14:59
  • Yh1f

Cech Republic, Poland, Hungary .... but why not also Slovakia??????? .... :( Microsoft->AmericanIdiot ? :(

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  • 2011-07-26 13:46
  • n$ph

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-25 20:54 from ixum - click to readWhat a silly comment... There is a lot of people that don't like the iPhone, but don't want the madness of android.

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  • 2011-07-26 11:26
  • 0u6v

> In reply to heem @ 2011-07-25 22:57 from u7YK - click to readThe adobe reader is a free app in the marketplace so you can download it and open any pdf...

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  • 2011-07-26 11:23
  • 0u6v

when marketplace will be open in Bangladesh?how can i open a pdf file without a pdf reader in windows phone?can anyone help?

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  • 2011-07-25 22:57
  • u7YK

if u can afford an iphone ... u can afford the appstore, if u cant buy android simple as hell!

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  • 2011-07-25 20:54
  • ixum

> In reply to hahaha @ 2011-07-24 20:22 from Khgq - click to readLol,true, that's why Android rocks! ;). Free apps doesn't mean it's crap, but they just give you more options, if you like the free version go ahead and buy the paid version with more features, and if you don't like it you can uninstall it without feeling guilty or cheated. I like to try various free apps and if I find them useful for me or others may find them useful I'll give them good scores and reviews, try that with paid apps :)

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  • 2011-07-25 20:30
  • KiPq

windows have paid millions of dollors to nokia for not accepting android.right now the best models(hardware) are given by nokia only.and windows is planning to launch the best os ever,but will take time.the combination of windows and nokia will break the market

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  • 2011-07-25 17:24
  • bJhW

> In reply to Abadi @ 2011-07-24 12:33 from nTpT - click to readAnswer is Windows cannot use Arabic script very well. It has long been a problem.
There was rumor of an app called Swodniw being developed to correct this issue.

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  • 2011-07-25 16:10
  • m4NR

> In reply to Nokia Rules @ 2011-07-25 13:30 from kJX3 - click to readthere is different between open Source and piracy Apple try to deny the Cydia and the developers for so long but eventually they kneel down and take bow and most of the improvements made in the iOS are taken from the Cydia developers and now they start taken ideas from Android it's not shame to learn from the others but it's shame to deny something very obvious, and Yes i'm owner of iPhones and iPad and what i hate the most is the limitation even with paid apps any Android device will take them down with the Original Installed Apps

it's really funny to see person goes by name NOKIA Rules defending Apple, what happen? not happy with NOKIA anymore!!!

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  • 2011-07-25 15:50
  • nTpT

i bet most of the user of WM would like to have variety of apps in difference price range from free as well. like it

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  • 2011-07-25 15:01
  • IVA1

i really don't get this limited support for marketplace. can't MS just open it up to the other countries and limit the accessibility to free apps for the meantime as what google did with android?

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  • 2011-07-25 14:36
  • sxvK

I tried, its not working.
It still says that the service is not available for my country/region.

And even if it starts working, this is not a good idea to keep the current customers waiting for something that is what a user should get since the time he/she buys the phone.

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  • 2011-07-25 14:15
  • iwqW

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