Windows Marketplace


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Windows Marketplace

A Microsoft online store launched in 2004 and merged into the Microsoft Store in 2009. Windows Marketplace offered hardware, packaged software and downloadable apps from third parties. Using the user's Windows Live ID, Windows Marketplace provided a digital locker feature that unified licenses for downloading software on authorized PCs. See Microsoft Store.

Windows Marketplace for Mobile
An app store for Windows Mobile, Microsoft's first smartphone platform, went online in 2009. Three years later, it was superseded by Windows Phone Store for Microsoft's new mobile platform. See Windows Phone Store and Windows Mobile.
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Nokia, meanwhile, has announced both the games will be available exclusively on Lumia phones for a two-month period before launching on the Windows Marketplace.
"Specifically, we will be paying more attention to the icons, titles, and content of these apps and expect them to be more subtle and modest in the imagery and terms used," Microsoft's senior director for Windows Marketplace, Todd Brix, wrote on the company's blog.
In further reminiscence, users will be able to download apps from Windows Marketplace.
The Windows marketplace offers very few apps compared to Android or iPhone, but it will grow when more handsets are rolled out.
Users also have access to the Windows Marketplace which features Xbox Live titles and add-ons for games.
Microsoft Gulf, in partnership with Prototype, an online marketing, web development and mobile solution strategy agency in the UAE, has released free customer-built applications designed to benefit Windows phone users on Windows Marketplace.
The free Iberia application is available from Blackberry App World, the Windows Marketplace site and http://www.iberia.com/movil.
The Asus M10 combines the enterprise-friendly WindowsA Mobile platform which is integrated with the latest Microsoft Office 2010 and Garmin's proven navigation, featuring access to Windows Marketplace which offers hundreds of applications right at your fingertips.
The Asus M10 combines the enterprise-friendly Windows Mobile platform which is integrated with the latest Microsoft Office 2010 and Garmin's proven navigation, featuring access to Windows Marketplace which offers hundreds of applications right at your fingertips, said a statement.
There will be a dedicated search button, Zune will let you play music by syncing wirelessly from your PC, and you'll be able to stream and download from Windows Marketplace. Windows Live will help manage pictures, and Windows Live Calendar and Office OneNote Mobile round out the Windows portfolio of applications.
This software, both standard and professional, is now available as a free download on Windows Marketplace for Mobile.
<p>"We'll build more and more of this into Windows and Windows phones," Sullivan says.<p>New services such as MyPhone, a free backup and recovery Web service for Windows Phones users, and the Windows Marketplace (launching initially with 246 applications), where users can search, buy, and download applications, are part of a larger industry trend that lets users leverage cloud-based services and processing.