Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to hit 10000 apps today, faster than iOS and Android
The rate before that was about two thousand a month, but obviously the Nokia Windows Phone announcement has sent shockwaves throughout the WP7 development community. We would be drooling too, if we were them, knowing how many millions of phones with Microsoft's mobile OS Nokia could sell, if all goes well.
Just for comparison's sake, neither iOS, nor Android have managed to reach 10 000 apps strong with the App Store and Android Market as fast as Windows Phone 7 has done. It took iOS a bit less than five months, Android 11 months, and WP7 will hit the 10k milestone for about four and a half months.
We have to admit that Redmond did a very good job starting WP7 out with a decent number of apps out of the door, and kept incentivizing developers and partners like Nokia, cold hard cash included. It's not the first time Microsoft gets caught by surprise by some innovation, but waits for the market to mature, and then swoops in with guns blazing to grab a sufficient chunk of it. Nokia Windows Phone could be the wild card here for this growth to go from linear to exponential, like what iOS and Android did.
1. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)
And all 12 people that bought a WP7 device will be throwing a party to celebrate this momentous event.
3. ryq (unregistered)
hehehe! nice one!
21. kocho (unregistered)
You're a douche.
WP7 reached that goal faster than Apple and Android. Of course that's impressive.
If the Verizon WP7 device comes out before the Thunderbolt, I may get the WP7 device!!!
2. NMExpo (unregistered)
I guess that will make 13 of us then. Im leaving Android for WP7 as soon as it hits Sprint.
4. rwrife (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Sep 2009)
You should also look at the quality of the apps, on average WP7 apps seem to be higher quality than the bulk of iOS and Android apps. I'll take one good looking WP7 fart application over hundreds of bad ones that iOS/Android have.
23. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 931; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
This is the biggest dealbreaker for me. Ive used two android phones and the Market SUCKS. Too many haphazard apps. I'd take quality over quantity. I also like a quality of phones, and the iPhone doesn't cut it for me. BlackBerry, WebOS, and Windows Phone are my alternatives. and WP7 is just balling right now.
5. mattyb (unregistered)
Make that 14! I'm doing the same thing! Bye bye android.
7. Jumbo (unregistered)
16, im in.
8. Shanism (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
17 I wanna get one of these little guys if only Verizon would get something nice.
10. Jumbo (unregistered)
9. ps1001 (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)
The purpose of this list is to fully educate current and prospective owners about any features that are missing and will be added in a future update as confirmed by an official source. Hopefully this will avoid frustration and uncertainty since knowing is half the battle.
Windows Phone - Missing Features @ Launch
Cut, Copy & Paste
Mass Storage Mode
System Wide File Manager
Windows Phone - march? 2011 Update
Added Copy / Paste
Improved App & Games performance
Improved Marketplace Search
Source : xda-developers
20. razor (unregistered)
Many on the list are still missing from IOS, but i dont see anyone complaining
30. ps1001 (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)
hats why iOS will remain dumbOS for a long time and wp7 i believe by the years end will probably real smartOS...
25. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 931; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
Cloud service for MS is not mass storage? It's a level beyond... And those "missing links" will be handled sooner than later (even with the recent delays). Once this first "update for updates" is fixed, everything else should start rolling a lot quicker.
11. Vanny (unregistered)
LOL.. Well,, since there is only 16 current and future WP7 customers.. then make me the 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21st customer to join the party.. I will upgrade all of my Phones on Sprint to WP7 once they become available.. I can't wait..
I currently have 1-Android w/Verizon, 1-Android w/Sprint, 1-PalmPre w/Sprint and 2-DumbPhones w/Sprint. I had 2 iPhones in the past, and believe me, an iPhone WILL NOT be in my future.. Talking about primitive in comparison to and Android and even more so in comparison with a WP7. LMBO!!
13. Mace (unregistered)
18 but only with Nokia HW, not with fischerprice plastic HTC or Samsung toys.
39. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
Most of HTC's phones are not "fisherprice" plastic. Leave that title for Sammy. But I agree that Nokia's Hardware is fantastic, I can't wait to get my hands on one.
14. Eat$Hit (unregistered)
Well. TAKE THAT Driod boy toy fans AND crApple fan boy toy users.
15. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Too bad WP7 is far behind the rest in sheer functionality, even after the update.
16. Shanism (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
But do you see how fast its growing? europe is pushing more but come on. they messed up in the beginning but they are from losing fans. they will keep growing I think. They will catch up. its Windows anyways. I know Im a PC haha
18. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)
Too bad Android is dead last in reliability ever since its launch.
40. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
Actually, that would be Windows Mobile 6.5 and below.
19. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the iphone had none of those features at launch either. Hell, its still missing some of them. Dont hate because they decided to make sure the system was rock solid before plastering it with half baked features and turning it into windows 6xx. Slow n steady.
They have a great start on the OS. If you havent used one but make fun of it, ur a "ritard".
32. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)
Don't think ps1001 is hating, it is a comprehensive list to put the OS features not included in perspective and illustrate how quickly Microsoft is pushing updates compared to Apple. It took years for iOS to get cut & paste and it will be months for WP7 to get it. Yes, silly to leave it out in the fist place, but I guess something had to give to launch on time: they could not wait another second to get into the market...
17. tts (unregistered)
U can't even Change your Ringtone to your favourite mp3 in your WP7 phone! 6 Years ago my phone could do that and the 2011 WP7 "smart"phone can't ... MS Sucks!!!
28. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
My KIN can do that. Which is weird, because Microsoft was originally going to merge the KIN OS and WP7 OS. Surprised WP7 can't do it.
22. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
WP7 will be the best OS but for now android dominates. WP7 fans stop bragging about WP7 or it will be hated like apple or justin beirber
38. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
Whats the point of fans if they don't brag, boast, drool, or put down rivals! =]
44. jbash (Posts: 342; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
justin bieber joke, nice!!!! :) water bottle to the heezy!
24. hani (unregistered)
Who cares? Its neither Android , Nor I-OS , so we dont care...
26. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
who are you? who cares about you? same question do u feel better?
27. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
I wonder how hard it would be to make WP7 apps compatible with the KIN devices.... I have the KIN TWOm on Verizon and it'd be nice to see some downloadable apps for it.
I'm not sure what the WP7 OS is based on, but the KIN OS is based on Windows CE. They could make it work. =)
33. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)
both CE I think...
takes some big ones to admit to owning a Kin...
41. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
Even if they could, they won't. MS has abandoned KIN, just like WM 6.x. You will have to learn how to program and such, if you really want some apps.
29. JH (unregistered)
GETTING A MOZART TOMOROW MAKE THAT 20
31. Jtech (unregistered)
Make that 22!! I'm leaving android for the better. I've seen the light and it has enlightened me that wp7 is the messiah of smart phones and will do away with false OSes (iOS and android)
34. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)
Vanny claimed 17-21 so JH is 22 and Jtech is 23-24.
That makes me 25, 26, and 27! 2 Sprint upgrades now and another later this year.
I am all in!
35. Jake (unregistered)
#19 I want that Samsung Omnia 7 (the unbricked version), Now that apps seems to be a plenty now, it's high time to take a serious look at wp7.
36. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Apps developers must never learned from Vindows 6.5 cannot be upgrade to Windows 7.0, what happen when new Windows 8 arrive and Windows 7.0 cannot be upgrade. It is a developers business but I learned from my Windows 6.5 phone no more Windows phone in my life and Windows Apps are expensive too.
37. Umad (unregistered)
Windows Phone 6.5 is so old, the processor isn't fast enough to have WP 7.
BUt I really hope WP7 could get WP8 upgrade q.q
42. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
Just a heads up. Windows PHONE 6.5 doesn't exist and never will. WM(Windows Mobile) 6.5 is an OS (operating system) not a phone. So it doesn't have a processor. You are hoping Windows phone 7 gets Windows phone 8? I'm guessing you mean you want it upgraded.
43. Little (unregistered)
Good thing I have an HD2
45. jbash (Posts: 342; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
Me too an HD2(7) most fun phone ever. Can run almost anything: WM 6.5, WP7, Android, MeeGo, Linux, Ubuntu, and Windows 95. Fortunately there is no iOS support that I know of. Don't wanna dumb the phone down. lol
47. Attah (unregistered)
waiting for the release of Nokia's windows phone 7 later this year or early next year,but believe me I will take nothing short of an improvement on symbian 3 OS. Symbian 3 is superb with its hd video, bluetooth 3.0, usb on the go, great hardware design, AMOLED and CBD, gorilla glass surface and an overall mature and not sexy loking user interface.