CTIA2009: Microsoft Updates MarketPlace Details, App Updates Deployment Now Free
Microsoft today announced few more details for its Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Marketplace for Mobile as well as new applications for Windows phones. EA Mobile and MySpace are planning to deliver new Windows Mobile applications through Windows Marketplace. Companies include AccuWeather.com., The Associated Press, CNBC, Developer One Mobile Software, EA Mobile, Facebook, Gameloft, Glu Mobile, Handmark, Ilium Software Inc., Jeyo, Kinoma, LiteScape, Magmic Games, Melodis, MySpace, Namco Networks, Netflix, Pandora, PhatWare, Resco s.r.o., ShoZu, Sling Media, SBSH Mobile Software, Spb Software, Web Information Solutions and Zagat Survey are set to offer their application in the new Marketplace. Microsoft also announced today that developers will now be able to deliver updates to their applications for free throughout the application lifecycle.
“EA Mobile develops some of the world’s most fun and advanced mobile gaming applications, and we understand the importance of product quality and consumer discovery as keys to success,” said Adam Sussman, vice president of Worldwide Publishing, EA Mobile. “With Windows Marketplace for Mobile, we are excited to continue our close relationship with one of our most valued partners to offer great EA games to millions of Windows phone users worldwide.”
Customers will have the option to purchase applications on Windows Marketplace for Mobile with a credit card or have charges appear directly on their phone bill. In addition, people will be able to return an application after purchase within 24 hours for a full refund.
Windows Mobile 6.5 Lock Screen
Through new partnerships with the Design Museum London and Council of Fashion Designers of America, Microsoft will offer a variety of free designer themes for Windows phones users. Microsoft today announced Mizrahi as the first in a series of designers to create exclusive themes, including color palettes and wallpaper. Other designers will be announced in the coming months.
In addition, the new Theme Generator will provide people with yet another way to personalize their Windows phone. The Theme Generator will enable Windows phone users to select pictures from their PC to set as background images, as well as choose colors to personalize their navigation bar, scroll bar and highlighted text. Once finished, their personal theme will be sent to their phone.