WP7 Marketplace disappears from India

nfsWith as much fanfare as with which it arrived (ie none) Marketplace for Windows Phone 7 disappeared in  India.

We reported on the app store showing up on desktops (but not phones) in India on the 2 April 2011, and since yesterday the service is no longer available.

According to WPSauce Microsoft has not responded to requests for comment on the issue.  Several Windows phone 7 handsets are sold officially in India, but with no Marketplace there users are forced to resort to spoofing their location, which is problematic when the marketplace will eventually roll out to the region.

Are any of our readers affected? Let us know below.

Thanks Hotmail Alias for the tip.