Microsoft is sending out emails that once again inform us that the Windows Mobiel 6.x marketplace will indeed be unavailable after May 17. We all knew this was happening and that Windows 6.x was a dying OS, but it’s still sad for those of us who spent time cooking and flashing ROMs and enjoying all that WM6.x had to offer.
MS suggests you make sure you have all updates installed for all of your WM6.x apps before the Market Place is taken down, although I’m not sure how often those apps have been getting updated recently. They also remind us that hard-resets apparently wipe our games and apps…
Not that I personally ever used the WP6.x Market Place, but this may be the final eulogy of the WM OS we used to love modifying so much.
A moment of silence please.
REMINDER: Windows Marketplace for Mobile 6.x to be Discontinued
May 2, 2012
Dear Windows Mobile 6.x customer:
Microsoft is discontinuing the Windows Marketplace for Mobile service for Windows Mobile 6.x. Please review the details below to familiarize yourself with the changes:
Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace Service To Be Discontinued
Beginning May 17, 2012, the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service will no longer be available. Starting on this date, you will no longer be able to browse, buy or download applications directly on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone using the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace application and service. Please note: The service discontinuation date has changed to May 17, 2012.
Applications and games acquired from the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service installed on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone will continue to work after the service is discontinued on May 17, 2012. However, additional downloads of these applications and games from the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service will no longer be available.
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 on May 17, 2012.
Please note: 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”.
Windows Mobile applications and games that are compatible with Windows Mobile 6.x may still be available directly from their developers or via third-party marketplaces.
Thank you for your continued support of Windows Phone.
-The Windows Phone Team
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