How many apps for Windows Phone 7 at launch?

How many apps for Windows Phone 7 at launch?
Nobody has any clue as to how many applications will be available at launch for Windows Phone 7, with the exception of maybe Steve Ballmer.

They are taking an approach of quality over quantity, which can be looked at as a shot at the Apple iPhone’s app store and their full arsenal of fart applications. Or this can be looked at as a way to escape any scrutiny they might face if they only have a few hundred applications at the time of the newest platform’s launch.

Either way, does anybody really have any clue? There was a rumor that pegged the number of applications at launch to be in the neighborhood of 2000.

One comment obtained from a man at Microsoft by the guys over at Gizmodo is that “it will be more than the iPad at launch.” Well given that the iPad really only had around 350 specific applications for it at launch, that isn’t much. The phones have been announced, now we all just have to wait and see for ourselves.

source: Gizmodo


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4 Comments

1. The Zune Lune

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Long-time, huge Microsoft fan, but apps could be the deal-breaker for me. I have seen how low they have been to add apps for Zune HD, so their promises don't inspire me. I switched to Android with the Moto Droid and it will be tough to go back unless they can match the best apps and devices. I love the platform, but the user experience involves hardware (a front facing camera would go a long way) and apps that leverage the cloud. I think Kin actually had a ton of potential and had it come with better apps and more social media integration, I would have probably splurged for it.

2. XxVerbalxX unregistered

The correct answer is 12 apps. And they will all freeze your phone.

3. cj unregistered

lol. post of the day!!

4. 1 unregistered

first comment from a iphone lover!

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