Windows Marketplace for Mobile lands on 6.0 and 6.1 smartphones

Back in July, Microsoft pleased a whole lot of legacy Windows Phone device users by promising that Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 handsets would eventually have access to the new Marketplace for Mobile, the company's on-device download store.  The arrival of Windows Mobile 6.5 has come and gone – complete with the Marketplace – and now Microsoft have green-flagged the app store for 6.0 and 6.1 handsets.

According to the Windows Team blog, around 90-percent of the titles in the Marketplace should support the older versions of the OS, and the app will support not only free but paid titles too.  Users of the 6.0 and 6.1 smartphones should hop over to from their handset in order to download it; alternatively those in the US can use this form to have a direct download link sent to them.