Mobile 6.x Discontinuation Notice for Windows Marketplace

HTC 
7 Pro
US Cellular
Windows 7
Zune software version unknown
Windows Vista

Good afternoon,

I received an e-mail(copied and pasted below this message,) today stating that Windows Marketplace will no longer be supported on my new Windows 7 phone that I have just received starting May 7, 2012.  Is there an update that I may download onto my phone so that I have the new version?  This happened to my old Windows (HTC Touch Pro 2) phone but it did not support the update.  What are my options and why are they not supporting the newest phone that they have been selling to the public?

Thank you,

Zachary Kunstman

Windows Marketplace for Mobile 6.x Discontinuation Notice

March 8, 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 9, 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.

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 9, 2012. However, additional downloads of these applications and games from the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace service will no longer be available.

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 on May 9, 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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The Marketplace that will no longer be supported will be for Windows Mobile 6.x customers

You have a Windows Phone 7 device and that Marketplace is still supported and will continue to be so.  The older Windows Mobile phones are no longer supported via ther Marketplace so make sure you save programs you have downloaded in a safe place.  I am sure there will still continue to be programs available through developer sites.

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