Not too long ago — on the heels of the Mobile World Congress, where Microsoft debuted Tango and lower-end emerging market devices — Microsoft greatly increased the availability of the Windows Phone Marketplace to quite a fair amount of additional countries along with their launch of the platform in those very emerging markets.
And now, Microsoft has expanded the global availability of the Windows Phone Web Marketplace to closely match that of the Marketplace. As of yesterday afternoon, the Web Marketplace is available in Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, UAE, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Israel, Thailand, and Vietnam.
It’s nice to see Microsoft working hard to bring the complete Windows Phone experience to more and more parts of the world. On top of this, Microsoft also announced plans to improve the overall Marketplace experience by reviewing keywords used to tag apps and removing irrelevant ones in order to make it easier to find what you’re looking for when searching for an app.