It’s been a long and good ride for Windows Mobile. Some of us still love it and keep at least one of these true power houses just for old times sake. Sad news for all of us 14 people that still own one since Microsoft has just begun to distribute emails regarding the final closure of the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace as of May 9th.
Things actually got quite rocky since June of last year because even if the Marketplace still worked, it was pretty much useless. You could still install apps the old-fashioned way, but it just proved how Microsoft wasn’t willing to put any more effort to it after barely two years after the Marketplace launched.
For those of you who just jumped into the Smartphone train, this is most probably pointless, but for those of us who started with Pocket PC 2000, it’s sad news. Many of you probably don’t even know or remember that the term “Smartphone” came from the non-touch version of Windows Mobile that was later dubbed Standard. If any of you still keep any of these beauties around as a paper weight, just like you see my old HTC Rhodium in the picture, it would be cool if you uploaded a picture of it to any photo-sharing service and shared a link with us in a comment.