After announcing 60% more potential customers for Windows Phone, Microsoft is now letting everyone know that the App Hub will start accepting submissions for the new Marketplaces in the next two weeks.
There are 23 new Marketplace additions; these include: Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam. That’s in addition to the five stores we opened earlier this year in Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, and the Philippines.
The aforementioned join the previous 40 regions for a total of 63, in Microsoft’s effort to bring Windows Phone into the hands of more and more customers. If you are a developer, make sure to check out the source link for more details (especially as there are some markets which need “additional certification requirements due to local laws or norms”).
Source: The Windows Phone Developer Blog