Microsoft teamed up with partners and delivered some great new phones like the award-winning Samsung Omnia II and HTC TouchPro 2. In addition to HTC HD2, several other partners have announced new Windows Phones and it certainly seems like there’s something for everyone: The “green” Sony Ericsson Aspen; The Garmin Asus M10; The HP Glisten; HTC HD Mini. Also delivering to device maker partners a new SKU, the Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition. This new SKU allows partners can keep up with the growing demand for smartphones in emerging markets and offer people a lower cost alternative for work and play. More information on Bsquare’s announcement. And at the Windows Phone Marketplace “We’ve worked hard to build Windows Marketplace for Mobile that isn’t just focused on pushing apps, but’s also focused on quality. While average asking price of all paid apps is $6.26, average app sales price on Marketplace is $5.36, and feature over 1245 apps from more than 1325 registered ISVs. Some recent additions include Prince of Persia, Tony Hawk’s “Vert”, and Personal Assistant app gives ability to see banking transactions, travel information, and more right from my phone.” Some of the biggest beneficiaries of Windows Marketplace are the winners of Race to Market Challenge, the contest: most downloaded app is Meon Lite from Manbolo, highest value generated is SPB Mobile Shell from SPB Software., revealed Todd Brix in Marketplace Momentum post. Lastly, Windows Phone 6.5 officially obtained Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+), that provides government and enterprise customers with definitive information about security features in Windows Mobile 6.5, and assurance that mobile workers can securely access sensitive data on information networks.