Windows Mobile web Marketplace shut down

Seems as though the Windows Phone 7 focus is going a step further with the planned closure of the Windows Mobile web accessible Marketplace on July 15th 2011. Fear not if you still use this platform since you'll still be able to purchase and download apps from the Marketplace on your Windows Mobile Phone.

My Phone is also scheduled to be discontinued on August 7th 2011, which will affect those who rely on this service for backing up your device content. Also starting on the 7th, Microsoft will begin transferring your My Phone content to SkyDrive. You'll be able to access this storage with the LiveID you used to register for the My Phone service.

Be cautious however, videos, music, documents and favorites will not be moved to the SkyDrive and will need to be manually backed up to your local machine. On October 6th 2011, the My Phone website will cease to be available. Microsoft will keep your content (on CD and DVD) from the service for one year, which can be shipped to you upon request by October 5th 2012.

For more information, please see this support article (opens in new tab). In the meantime, can we interest you in WP7?

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • I seriously just spit drink on my screen, at that picture. Hilarious.
  • Problem solved : (get your apps here , APPS HERE GET THEM WHILE THEY HOT :P )
  • I think you should edit post and make clarification that this is the Windows Mobile 6.X, so people do not get confused.
  • +1! The email clearly states: "Dear Windows Mobile 6.x customer:"
  • i think they would be keeping the data on tapes instead of cd/dvds, but burn them when people ask for them...doesn't make any sense to burn them all then throw away you know..
  • Makes me wonder, since they are transferring our SMS messages from MyPhone to SkyDrive, if this is the start of the ability to backup our WP7 text messages to SkyDrive. Please please please!!!
  • @captobie Yeah, I love all this cloud integration... much more useful than iCloud!
  • Lol! That picture made my day. Well done.