There’s nothing particularly wrong with Windows Phone Marketplace – on a Windows Phone. But there’s been no way to browse for apps on a desktop computer, or in a web browser. That changes today (at last!) with the launch of the web-based Windows Phone Marketplace today at windowsphone.com/en-gb-marketplace.
It’s localised for whatever country you’re in, so you’ll see prices in pound sterling. Microsoft has kept schtum on the details but we’ve been playing around with it this morning. There are no real shocks: nice clean design, screenshots and reviews, though no indication of download numbers as provided on market.android.com, or videos of apps.
Perhaps more of a surprise is that several high profile launch partner apps are already available for download: if you’ve got Windows Phone Mango (coming soon!), you can download WhatsApp and the Guardian news app, which offers each editorial section as its own live tile with scrolling headlines, right now.
Let us know how you get on in the comments.
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