Microsoft pulling support for Windows Mobile on July 15

Microsoft pulling support for Windows Mobile on July 15We were a bit surprised to find out last week that when it comes to the global picture, Windows Mobile is actually still outselling the newer Windows Phone 7 – or at least it was in the first quarter of the year.

But WinMo is of course long since a thing of the past in Microsoft's eyes, and the company will officially stop accepting new apps and updates for the platform from July 15.

According to WinRumours, Microsoft has largely been hanging the platform out to dry for months now, putting only a cursory effort into addressing bugs, particularly when it comes to the apps Marketplace.

The latest move – while largely inevitable – is unlikely to make developers any happier. Customers will at least still be able to buy existing apps after the cut-off point, even if the Marketplace is buggy, so there will still be some revenue stream for developers who have already put the work in to writing apps for the platform.

But in most other senses, it's looking very much like RIP Windows Mobile.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 23, 2011 at 14:18

Doesm't matter. The marketplace sucks, MS never supported the platforms in terms of updates or patches. Any apps you need - go to XDA, or Handango or freewarepocketpc etc etc...the marketplace was sheer bloat.
Currently 3 of the 20 bestselling smartphones on Expansys are wm6.5 - go figure.
90% of our suppliers in real life use wm6.1 and 6.5 and they have lived without any significant MS support for years.


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