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On last count, 12 000 developers are working on Windows Phone Marketplace

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On last count, 12 000 developers are working on Windows Phone Marketplace
The developers working to make Windows Phone Marketplace a better place for the end consumer are now numbering 12 000 people. That's an astonishing 40% increase over last month, hinting that the stated fears that Windows Phone 7 won't be able to fight its OS foes in the application department are most likely not true on the long run.

The developers who were first to request Windows Phone 7 certification for their applications have already produced hundreds of apps and it's fair to say that with 12 000 developers working on the project, Windows Phone 7's Marketplace will encounter a rapid expand in the coming months.

Just to remind you, the first Windows Phone 7 devices are arriving on November 8th in the States, while the early signs from Europe are that Microsoft's new OS is up and running.

And now the big question – do you think that Windows Phone 7 will make it to the top? It seems likely that with so many developers Windows Phone Marketplace won't be a place short of apps in the near future. And, that aside, when it comes to apps, it's a common knowledge that it's better to have 500 good apps than 100 000 meaningless ones.

source: Fierce Developer

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posted on 02 Nov 2010, 18:51

1. me (unregistered)

hey phone arena are you talking about android's marketplace? lol. i used to own samsung galaxy s but i now have omnia 7. windows phone is wayyyyyyyyyy much better than android. their apps are useful. not a copy of other apps

posted on 03 Nov 2010, 08:31 1

2. sonisoe (Posts: 435; Member since: 06 May 2009)

i've used htc hero and iphone, got some hands-on on lg optima 7, windows phone 7, despite perhaps some one or two missing important features, is nothing short of astonishing - super smooth arguably better than the iphone, instantly responsive, feels fast and stable.... it's safe to say windows phone 7 is better than android, some would say than iphone....

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