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Windows Phone 8 Marketplace to support 180 countries at launch

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Todd Brix has announced on the Windows Phone Developer Blog that Windows Phone 8 will support 180 countries at launch. The platform currently covers 63 markets, making this a fairly sizeable improvement. Developers will also be able to make full use of this added support, which will be a bonus for consumers in those markets.

So which countries are being added? Check out the chart after the break for all the juicy details...

Country Support Windows Phone 8

Note that the market list can change before Windows Phone 8 launches. Brix also quickly covered new versions of the Marketplace and App Hub, which are both still in development and have been rebuilt from the ground up.

Source: Windows Phone Developer Blog

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snakechia says:

The important thing is the App Hub also expanded! I can register myself with my own identify already! ;)

mjfadaway says:

Yes!!! The United States made the cut. Lol

engige says:

Am so happy to see Kenya in there. It's time the world realized Africa is bigger than South Africa :-)

blackprince says:

I thought Africa was a country /s

Plaschke says:

Yay!! Denmark made it. :-D

Jim_MAY says:

I don't see Syria! Guess I'll just sneak over the border to Turkey to grab one. :-P

cedarlog says:

or you could visit lebanon

justop26 says:

Panama is there, finally I cab recommend the phones to my friends and family without any reservations.

Tsury says:

Can you tell me exactly how is the marketplace available today for Israeli users?
It won't let me pick Israel as my region, thus preventing me from purchasing applications.
http://i.imgur.com/QFAU5.png

Ticomfreak says:

Not now, when WP8 hits...

josipogo says:

Does anyone know, does this list apply for 7.8?

dbld_INDY says:

Is this going to be the same market as for windows 8? In theory it could be, right?

Chicken7 says:

Most likely. If anything, Windows 8 will support more markets, not less.

cedarlog says:

this is huge news and its make me happy to see globle support :)

ytazbddj says:

Nokia alliance effectively used.
 

Ba2Py says:

Finally i see Paraguay there, my country. Now the thing is, would i be able to change my fake account from Spain to Paraguay in my profile? I've already paid for a lot of games and DLC from xbox live for my 360 and dont want to create a new account.

Cyruss1989 says:

Try contacting the support they are quite nice usually.

schlubadub says:

It's great to see the marketplace expanding, but they still need to bring standard features to all countries. I still can't use Bing Vision to translate text to English, nor can I scan product barcodes (only QR & MS tags). I can change my region for the latter, but the former still doesn't work (source language detects as English, when translating TO English, with no option to manually change).

schlubadub says:

That's in Australia BTW

so ,algeria is supported awsome :)