Windows Phone Marketplace heading to web

Buy, install and back-up WP7 apps online

New offering touted just a day after Mango update detailed.

Microsoft is launching a full-on web version of its Windows Phone Marketplace. The new online emporium will let Windows Phone owners browse, download and back-up their add-on purchases.

Apps are charged to the credit or debit card linked to users’ Windows Live ID and will automatically download over-the-air to Windows Phones once purchased. They can also be held back and installed later.

Best of all the new store will have a complete download history, so when it comes to changing phones, users can easily go online, see the apps they’ve backed up and install them on their new blower.

This new version of Windows Phone Marketplace will go live when the Mango update is rolled out in the autumn. Let us know what you think of the Big M’s new web store on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Link: Windows Phone blog