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    Microsoft close Mobile Marketplace for Windows Mobile 6.x

    Just received this and thought I'd let you all know that Microsoft are pulling the plug on several of their online services for mobiles, specifically ones for Windows Mobile 6, so it looks like you have another good reason to get a new phone John

    Dear Windows Mobile 6.x customer:

    Microsoft will be discontinuing the My Phone service for Windows Mobile 6.x. We will also be discontinuing the Windows Marketplace for Mobile web site. Because you may be affected, please review the details below:

    Windows Marketplace for Mobile Web Site To Be Discontinued

    The Windows Marketplace for Mobile web site at http://marketplace.windowsphone.com will no longer be available starting on July 15, 2011. After July 15, 2011, you will no longer be able to browse, buy or download applications for Windows Mobile 6.x phones via the Windows Marketplace for Mobile web site.

    The Windows Marketplace for Mobile service will continue to be available on your phone, however. You will continue to be able to browse, buy and download applications for Windows Mobile 6.x on your phone.

    My Phone To Be Discontinued

    On August 7, 2011, the My Phone service will stop saving content from phones to the My Phone service. If you rely on the My Phone service to back-up the content on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone, you will be affected.

    Starting on August 7, 2011, Microsoft will begin moving your My Phone content to Windows Live SkyDrive. SkyDrive is Microsoft's free online storage service that helps you access and share your files such as photos and Microsoft Office documents. Contacts, calendar entries, text messages and photos will be moved to SkyDrive for you. Once moved, you will be able to access this content by logging into SkyDrive using the Windows Live ID that you used to register for the My Phone service.

    Other content types, including videos, music, documents and favorites will not be moved from My Phone to SkyDrive for you. If you want this content, you must save it from the My Phone service to your local PC.

    On October 6, 2011, the My Phone web site at http://www.microsoft.com/myphone will no longer be available. On this date, you will no longer be able to log in to the My Phone service to access your content stored to the My Phone service. Microsoft will continue to store your My Phone content for one (1) year. Physical copies of your content can be shipped to you upon request until October 5, 2012.

    Take Action

    To learn more about the My Phone service shut-down, including information about your content moving to Windows Live SkyDrive and how to save other content to your local PC, please visit this web site:

    Microsoft My Phone Service Shutdown

    Microsoft is committed to making this transition easy. In the meantime, we want to sincerely thank you for your use of Windows Mobile 6.x.

    -The Windows Phone Team
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    I just got that aswell, it looks like they are actually migrating the mymobile stuff over to the same system they use for the WP7 devices and the WM6 marketplace is still avalible just through the device rather than a site so overall the amount of stuff they are actually killing is quite limited. As they say that they are migrating the text message storage to the skydrive I'm hopeing that this means they are looking at doing the same for the WP7 devices on this platform as well.

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    I got it as well Boooo Microsoft another way of forcing your users to upgrade Meh I'll survive its a HTC thus fairly well bulletproof, I don't really use the marketplace I just use MyPhone to backup my handset daily and when I did have to have my handset repaired as the speaker failed it was simple to restore just use MyPhone and it was all back and great



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