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Microsoft Shuts Down Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace Today

Users still running Windows Mobile 6.x should check for updates and downloads, as the Marketplace for Windows Mobile 6.x devices is being shut down from today.

Consumers will no longer be able to browse, buy or download apps for their phones via the Marketplace. Applications will continue to run, but reinstalls and updates will no longer be available. Updates will still be downloadable through third parties, as long as devlopers make them available.

Microsoft announced the plans back in March and called customers still using the service to "take action".

"Microsoft recommends you review the applications or games installed on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone and install any available updates in advance of the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service shut-down."

Microsoft also warned that "All phone data, including applications acquired through the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service, data and user-specific settings, will be deleted from your Windows Mobile 6.x phone in the event that your phone is wiped or "hard reset." Any data on a removable storage card, if present, will also be deleted if your phone is wiped or "hard reset"."

Source: Engadget