I’m sure you’ve heard about the announcements we made today, if not, here’s a summary :

  1. Application Submission Opens on July 27th: Windows Marketplace will open for application submissions from 29 supported countries July 27th.
  2. Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 Support: Windows Marketplace will be available for Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 by the end of 2009 (in addition to Windows Mobile 6.5 at launch in the fall).
  3. Business Center: Windows Marketplace will feature a "Business Center" category for business applications.
  4. Developer Contest: Microsoft will be disclosing the details of a Windows Marketplace developer contest on July 27.

I personally think the biggest news here is that we’ll have WM6.0 and WM6.1 support. that means you get to reach all the millions of Windows Mobile users by just building an app and submitting it to the marketplace. If you have an app today, get it ready, if you don’t, quickly build one and submit it end of this month.

Todd Brix is our Senior Director who’s in charge of Product Management and he kicked things off on the Windows Mobile Team blog this morning : http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsphone/default.aspx

watch Todd’s video here :

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