However you feel about Windows Mobile 6.5, chances are you don't have it, so you (probably) haven't been able to try out the new Marketplace for Mobile. Starting today—earlier than promised!—anyone with a 6.x handset can access it.
Microsoft added a few nice new features to its Windows Mobile Marketplace today, including enhanced security and a nice-looking store that can be accessed from your computer's browser, much like Xbox Live.
Fantastic news for current Windows Mobile users: Windows Marketplace for Mobile, Microsoft's forthcoming app store, will work on 6.0 and 6.1 handsets as well. When? Still a cryptic "Fall," unfortunately.