Microsoft today rolled out some upgrades to it Windows Marketplace for Mobile. According to a Windows phone blog post from Todd Brix, senior director of mobile services for Microsoft, the Window’s Marketplace for mobile will now offer “more advanced anti-piracy protection and an improved developer portal for our registered ISVs, as well as introducing PC based shopping and account management for Windows phone customers.
While details of the changes to the Marketplace were vague, Brix wrote that security has been upgraded considerably and noted that sarting today, Windows phone customers can browse, buy and download applications online at the Windows Marketplace for Mobile site.
According to the post, the selected applications are then delivered wirelessly to the customer’s phone and install the next time the Windows Marketplace client runs on the device.
Brix said he will provide a more detailed update on Windows Marketplace for Mobile when the service is extended to Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 customers later this month. Mindows Marketplace for Mobile was launched on October 6.