Dear Gear Diary…Windows Marketplace Issues

Dear Gear Diary...Windows Marketplace Issues

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I received this email from a Gear Diary reader, and unfortunately I don’t currently have a Windows Mobile phone. If anyone can help him out, please offer suggestions in the comments!

Hi Carly,
I always check out your posts on Gear Diary and find your perspective refreshing and honest. Since you are so involved with researching different techie toys and have a lot more background information than I, I was wondering if with your post on Mobile 6.0-6.1 Marketplace, if you found or encountered stories of this not loading and allowing one to buy apps. I have a T-Mobile Wing (antique I know) and I have had no success loading and trying to operate Marketplace for Mobile 6.0-6.1. I have tried a number of different loads with no success! Very Frustrating! Any tidbit would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!

Ok, Windows Mobile experts…start brainstorming!

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Carly Z
Carly has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to her first PDA (a Palm M100). She quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. She loves writing about ebooks because they combine her two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?
  • Francis Scardino

    WinMo marketplace is garbage. Your best bet is downloading cab files directly from the paid developer site and signing up for a free Omarket account over at FreewarePocketPc http://bit.ly/cd9ICH. They have all the best free software and a much more stable Marketplace than the native WinMo market.

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  • paschott

    One thing that comes to mind is that the Marketplace didn’t work well with some cooked ROMs. If you upgraded your phone using a cooked ROM, you may need to get a newer version.

    Francis is generally correct, though. If you can buy the software directly from the publisher you’ll help them out more as they generally get a larger cut that way. I know some software isn’t available any other way, but when I asked some publishers which way they’d prefer I buy the software (off the record), they preferred a direct purchase because of the overhead.

    I’d also suggest a check over at XDA-Developers as they generally tinker a lot with WM devices. Perhaps someone there has direct experience w/ the Marketplace that may help.