'Windows Mobile' and 'Windows Phone' are not the same OS!
'Windows Mobile' is the very old OS. 'Windows Phone' is the totally new OS.
'Windows Mobile' apps are NOT compatible with 'Windows Phone' apps.
The marketplace for 'Windows Phone' is not going anywhere!
When 'Windows Phone 8' is released, the apps will be backwards compatible with 'Windows Phone' - so the current marketplace and apps will remain.
'Windows Marketplace for Mobile' will NOT be closing today as GSMArena reported. It will close on **May 9th**! People with 'Windows Mobile' phones will be able to update and grab any apps they want between now and then.
--Why can't you report news like this clearly and correctly GSMArena? You just help to spread confusion among your readers!--
there are still many people using Winmo 6.x out there.
me myself still using Winmo 6.5 (Samsung Omnia).
it's sad knowing that MS finally closed the marketplace.
i won't be buying any windows phone again, coz there's a chance that MS will also close the WP7 & WP8 marketplace and abandon the users when they feel it's no longer important to them.....
There are a lot of carrier companies that use devises with Windows 6.5 with signature capture on them. This will mean upgrade time for anyone looking to make a sale.
dint know such a thing existed! am used to using free 3rd party apps from developer sites!
aju, 09 Mar 2012i dont like window phone so i dont care its shutt down or on i cant buy WPits windows mobile market that is shutting down not windows phone.
Oh look, I'm still using my HTC Diamond. Overclocked to 710mhz, running custom ROM, only thing it cant do is BBC iPlayer and thats only 'cos BBC slather everything with drm and change it every second week. Android is buggy, idiot On Slab will never be on any device I own, and WinPho is crippleware.
Never paid a penny for WinMo software, sideloaded the lot practically. Even managed to get an OBD II monitor for free. I certainly didnt bother with MS Market.
The HTC Touch Diamond/Pro, one of the best winmo phones, from an era before smartphones were subsumed by the March of the Idiots.
Hate to say it, but these phones are still selling well and WinMo still has life in it. They're doing a damn sight better than Windows Phone, thats for sure.
aju, 09 Mar 2012i dont like window phone so i dont care its shutt down or on i cant buy WPYour statement is so off topic. This is windows mobile, the old and abandoned mobile os. Windows phone is the new experience, and apparently smarter than Android and bolder than ios.
AnonD-3234, 09 Mar 2012I thought so in 2014 or 15 WP7/7.5 will be RIP !!Have you ever heard of the android market shutting down when they changed from froyo to gingerbread.. think before you comment
its time to say good bye with my omnia T__T
yesss im still use this winmo OS and its slow bla bla bla but for me winmo its the only platform that can run handwriting recognition pretty well,thats the only reason im still using this.
with the close down for its market mean it is the end..
Very sad, am currently using Windows mobile 6.1, so I think I have to get rid of it soon before is too late.
i dont like window phone so i dont care its shutt down or on i cant buy WP
who is still using this software anywz??
maintaining such a store was something unuseful to do and i believe itwas a great move from microsoft because they wanted to end the era that once said "windows mobile is just nothing"
ohh and don't worry this OS 6.x have been there for ages and no one is gonna pull the plug from the 7.5 store cz it's gonna merge with 8.0 store :)
i agree with you fellow , when anyone buy the WP 7.5 and when the WP8 is released they will shutdown the 7.5 , well that happened with me on the nokia N900 , i wanna put it in trash , cause it has no app.s or updates
Good news for Symbian fans:
Symbian posted a growth of 2.2% in europe n south america from feb2012 to march 2012.
Well this means that using windows mobile is over after almoust 4 years...When Nokia clouse Symbian first era of mobile phones will be over....