Windows Phone Marketplace Now Open in Philippines

Windows Phone Marketplace Now Open in Philippines

Microsoft has announced just recently that the Windows Phone Marketplace is already open for business to new markets including the Philippines. Also included in the updated list where the Windows Phone Marketplace is available are Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Peru.
It’s not a secret that Microsoft’s mobile OS is facing stiff competition with Android and iOS even here in the Philippines, in fact – the low number of activated Windows Phone handsets can prove it. Filipinos are now into smartphones, but one of the reasons why they choose Android and iOS (or even BlackBerry or Symbian OS’s) is the App Store support. This is not the case for Windows Phone though, as its Marketplace originally doesn’t cater users from the countries listed above. However, with the latest announcement – I believe that’s going to be a different story. The Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are just around the corner and I’m excited to see how such phones would appeal in the local market, considering the availability of Windows Phone Marketplace is now official and users can purchase apps even without using US credentials. [via]

Bert Padilla

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