At this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced that Windows Marketplace for Mobile will support Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 by the end of 2009 (Windows Mobile 6.5 support will be immediately available).
This is noteworthy as it will allow developers to push applications to existing Windows Mobile customers, of which Microsoft estimates there are about 30 million.
Not only that, it also means that Windows Marketplace for Mobile will begin accepting mobile application submissions on July 27th and will begin testing and certifying the third-party apps soon after.
The store will open simultaneously with the release of the first Windows phones (Microsoft’s new term for mobile devices running Windows Mobile), which are set to arrive around Autumn-time.
One announcement said that there would be 29 supported countries at launch, though Microsoft didn’t specify which ones…..
Well, here’s the official list : Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK, and the US.