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Microsoft to kill off Windows Mobile 6 support next month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Jun 2011 11:23 User comments (7)

Microsoft to kill off Windows Mobile 6 support next month Microsoft has confirmed that it will be killing off support for Windows Mobile 6.x phones starting on July 15th.
Developers can still create apps for the WM6 marketplace and users will be able to download them forever, or until the marketplace is shut down.

Those same developers are angry however, as Microsoft pulling support of the devices leaves little reason for users to download new apps if they will be upgrading their devices in the near future.

Some have questioned the move as recent data suggests WM6 is still selling better than new Windows Phone 7 devices, at least in the last quarter.

Says Microsoft:

App Submission and Management. On July 15, 2011, we will no longer be accepting new Windows Mobile 6.x applications or application updates. In addition, it will no longer be possible to modify prices, metadata, or other information. However, you will still be able to remove your apps by contacting support.

App Distribution. Even though app submission will stop on July 15, users will still be able to purchase and download your Windows Mobile 6.x applications through the Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

App Reporting. Sales and download reports will continue to be available for your Windows Mobile 6.x applications through the App Hub after July 15.

Developer Payouts. Developer payouts will continue to be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Windows Phone Marketplace Application Provider Agreement.

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7 user comments

13.6.2011 19:56

"Some have questioned the move as recent data suggests WM6 is still selling better than new Windows Phone 7 devices, at least in the last quarter." Wow windows Phone 7 is doing this badly lol, probably because of the very stupid name.

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24.6.2011 0:24

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34.6.2011 5:24

Might as wel kill off WP7 too while they're at it. I have no idea where the hell they think they're going with it, they had too many chances to impress and always dissapointed. (first initial announcement, CES, MWC)



44.6.2011 6:00

Originally posted by mike.m:
Might as wel kill off WP7 too while they're at it. I have no idea where the hell they think they're going with it, they had too many chances to impress and always dissapointed. (first initial announcement, CES, MWC)
My thoughts exactly...they need to kill off:

-Microsoft office (except Excel; it is still better than openoffice in some small ways)
-Windows Server (seriously...windows for a server?)
-Windows Mobile (including windows 8 desktop edition)
-Windows Ultimate (they never release the add-ons that they promised would make Ultimate something other than pro with a higher price tag)
-Internet Exploiter
-Security Essentials
-Expression
-Sharepoint server
-SQL server
-Dynamics
-All microsoft-branded PC hardware
-Forefront Security Suites
-The xbox360 (to be replaced by something that isn't an outdated joke)
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55.6.2011 23:30

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by mike.m:
Might as wel kill off WP7 too while they're at it. I have no idea where the hell they think they're going with it, they had too many chances to impress and always dissapointed. (first initial announcement, CES, MWC)
My thoughts exactly...they need to kill off:

-Microsoft office (except Excel; it is still better than openoffice in some small ways)
-Windows Server (seriously...windows for a server?)
-Windows Mobile (including windows 8 desktop edition)
-Windows Ultimate (they never release the add-ons that they promised would make Ultimate something other than pro with a higher price tag)
-Internet Exploiter
-Security Essentials
-Expression
-Sharepoint server
-SQL server
-Dynamics
-All microsoft-branded PC hardware
-Forefront Security Suites
-The xbox360 (to be replaced by something that isn't an outdated joke)
Perhaps they should just close shop altogether?

66.6.2011 0:01

Originally posted by mike.m:
Might as wel kill off WP7 too while they're at it. I have no idea where the hell they think they're going with it, they had too many chances to impress and always dissapointed. (first initial announcement, CES, MWC)
Mike M., I totally agree. It seems like Microsoft abandons support for older versions of all their products when they come out with something new. Windows 7 should have been a free upgrade! I am sick of Microsoft.
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78.6.2011 6:05
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We are not too sure on how the platform will be going, I have heard of Windows Handheld Embedded, but I am not even sure if current devices will be upgradeable to that (Cooked ROMs?) But they can not just pull support.... These devices are of high importance...

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