For those of you who have gotten Windows Phone devices in countries without the Marketplace, we’ve got good news for some of you. Today, Microsoft announced the launch of the Windows Marketplace in five additional countries. From now on, folks in Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru and the Philippines will be able to download and purchase apps on their Windows Phone devices. This is a pretty big deal because previously, people in those countries had to select other countries for their phone’s regions and were limited to downloading free apps unless they had a credit card that worked in that country.
It’s going to take awhile before the Marketplace rolls out to the rest of the world, but let’s hope it happens sooner than later. And for those of you in the newly listed countries – time to whip out that credit card and start blowing it on apps!