Microsoft launches Windows Phone web Marketplace

Fresh off the news that Windows Phone 7.5 Mango was unleashed, Microsoft updated the official website — including an all-new web-version of its Windows Phone Marketplace.

The web Marketplace has been expected for quite some time now. In fact, details from the Japanese language Windows Phone website practically leaked out its release almost a month ago.

The web version of the Marketplace isn’t all too different from the desktop Zune client, except that Mac users can go through it with more ease on their desktop (and of course, Windows users can explore it if they don’t want to use the Zune software).

The web Marketplace uses your Live ID to send instructions, with a link, to your email which you can open on your Windows Phone to download the app instantly. Aside from installing (and reinstalling) apps, you can also rate and review them online.

To view the web Marketplace, go to WindowsPhone.com/Marketplace.