Microsoft today announced that Windows Phone marketplace is expanding to 19 new countries. Windows Phone Marketplace is already available in 16 countries, so it will be available in totally 35 countries during Mango update release. From Windows Phone blog,
Another way weâ€™re growing the Windows Phone ecosystem is by expanding geographically. With Mango, Windows Phone Marketplace will expand from 16 to 35 countries where both app submission and app purchase are supported locally.
Today Adding with Mango Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland,
Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece,
Hungary, India, Japan, Korea (South), Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan
In addition, Windows Phone Marketplace now supports app submission in China, Israel and Luxembourg. For those countries that are not yet locally supported by Marketplace, we continue to expand the Global Publisher Program we announced in early March. Today, developers in 69 Middle Eastern and African countries can submit applications via Yalla Apps. App Port supports 13 countries in East Asia. APPA Market is available to developers in 19 central European countries. And both Device7 and MTel service China.
Its a great news for developers, since it expands their application visibility more and more.