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Windows Phone Mango accompanied with new web-based Marketplace

Radford C. Sep 27, 2011 0

Screen of Windows Phone Web MarketplaceWelcome to the family Microsoft. Along with Android and iPhone’s web-based marketplace offerings for mobile apps comes Windows Web Marketplace and a nice little feature: tethering.

Microsoft continues to chug through with the Windows Phone train thanks to Mango’s release today. And now the web version of its app marketplace is live, giving the platform a way to browse and find apps outside of the Zune client.

Will the apps be ready for Mango? Seems like it. The marketplace appears to be populated with Mango apps, since a number of them bounce non-7.5 users to a “requires a newer software version” message when you try to get an app. For the compatible apps, you’ll be emailed a link on your Live account that directs you to that app in the mobile marketplace.

Not all of the features are live just yet, and some of the functionality seems to be trimmed down for non-Mango phones. For now, the account page lets you view the apps you have or have had on your phone. There’s a Reinstall button, but clicking on it brings up an error page—at least for pre-Mango phones. Check the video after the break.

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