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Dear Microsoft,

Windows Phone 7 devices are now available in many countries around the world and we love them. Yet the Windows Phone App Marketplace is only available in 17 countries. Customers in other countries are stuck with smartphones with no access to any 3rd party apps unless they cheat and change their country/region in numerous places. And even then most of them cant buy paid apps with their perfectly valid credit cards based on the country they were issued.

There are no reasons given why theres no access to the marketplace in these other countries even though the phones are officially on sale by local mobile operators. One can only guess what those reasons are. The only remotely logical explanation is that you want to localize the marketplace into local languages and currencies for these regions before allowing access. This probably makes some sense in larger markets like Russia or China where the phones arent available yet (probably because OS is not localized into their languages). However the phones are available for purchase via official channels in many countries around the world (probably all countries in European Union) even though theres no localized user interface for these countries. Customers who make informed decision to buy a phone with English UI wouldnt mind that Marketplace is in English too. What they do mind is that their new shiny smartphone has less features than a regular phone.

We are not talking about Music & Video where we understand that not everything is in your hands. We are talking about your own app marketplace.

Not only this affects consumers, but developers loose a substantial amount of sales simply because they can only sell to customers in 17 countries for no apparent reason.

We would like to ask you to allow access to the international marketplace worldwide or, at the very least, for customers in all the countries were the phones are available, as soon as possible. In case there are objective reasons why this is not possible we would kindly ask you to inform the general public of the issues involved and a roadmap for the worldwide availability of the marketplace.

A phone with no access to 3rd party applications could hardly be called a smartphone. And, even though we love Windows Phone 7, we can hardly recommend it to our local peers at this point.

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  • 16 February 20161000. Grzegorz S
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  • 12 February 2016999. Cosmin U
    We want to develop apps for WP7 Country Romania
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  • 08 January 2016988. Hans S
    We NEED an intl marketplace!! Country Netherlands
  • 08 January 2016987. Mohsen Pugh
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  • 07 January 2016986. Donovan H
    I hate not being unable to unleash the full potential of my Windows devices just because it is unavailable in my country. Country The Bahamas
  • 02 January 2016985. Hugo Roberson
    If Microsoft realy wants to jump in the Smartphone market, this is a must have.I can't wait to be able to buy music... Country Switzerland
  • 22 December 2015984. Teckkean T
    I love WP7, but the Marketplace doesn't love me back :( Country Malaysia
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  • 17 November 2015979. Vasily G
    This is very sad, why i buy this phone without options? Country Estonia
  • 14 November 2015978. Vlastimil C
    Without Zune pass and marketplace its a crippled phone. Country Czech republic
  • 13 November 2015977. Christos S
    owner of an HTC HD7 phone eager to buy apps Country Cyprus
  • 02 November 2015976. Rafal Floyd
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  • 24 October 2015974. Marcin Preston
    GdaЕsk Country POLAND

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