Windows Marketplace hits 9000 apps, to reach 10,000 app milestone mid-March

Windows Marketplace hits 9000 apps, to reach 10,000 app milestone mid-March

The Windows Phone 7 launch might not have been the most successful one out there, but WP7 nevertheless is a steadily growing market. Especially when it comes to apps – the Windows Marketplace hit 9,000 available apps recently, growing with a healthy rate of nearly 2,000 apps a month. WP7 has been out for only a couple of months, but at its current pace the Marketplace will pass HP's App Catalog, which registers some 10,000 application as soon as in March.



While it's still miniscule from the viewpoint of the Android Market (counting over 200,000 apps) and the App Store (at more than 350,000 apps), soon the Windows Marketplace might also outscore RIM's App World, which has nearly 20,000 applications. Microsoft does not yet have the strongest ecosystem, but the number of developers for its platform is increasing. In addition, its collaboration with Nokia might give Redmond the needed boost to reach to an even wider audience and build an ecosystem around that user base eventually. One thing is certain - it all comes down to the quality of the apps and that's best judged by the user. So let us know your opinion on the matter in the comments below!



source: Windows Phone Applist via WPCentral


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7 Comments

1. Vanny unregistered

Sounds very cool.. I have had iPhones, Blackberries and now I have 2 Androids phones.. At the moment,, any of the Android Phones blow BB and iPhone out of the water.. But,, soon some of the Phone Lines in my account are coming up for an upgrade, and I have being seriously looking into the new WP7 phones.. So far i have been very impressed with what i see and is becoming more and more difficult to want to continue with Android. The more I learn and experience WP7 when i have the chance, the more it pulls me to it.. Whatever I end up getting in the near future, more likely is what am going to stick around with for a very long time. Unless Android comes up with something out soon that makes me go wooow!!,, I may get 2 WP7 phones, and soon after replace my 2 Androids with more WP7 phones too.. Will See.. :)

2. ps1001

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

its all good but- STILL NO -copy/paste(whish is comming in 2017, i know) -customization of any kind... -file explorer, manager, or any kind of transferring things to it(even the contacts from ur other phones need to sync to ur live account or outlook than transfered to the phone) -everything is zune and live connected and related - and many more minor(or not so) glitches that may or may not be addressed in updates... CHOICE IS YOURS... DONT SAY U WERENT WORNED... i wasnt....

3. MarloThaMartian

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

^agreed

5. J. Blackthorne unregistered

Most of those points can be use towards other popular platforms as well. i.e.-"everything is zune and live connected". Alt.: "everything is itunes connected". Alt. 2: "everything is synergy connected (WebOS for those not in the know). Every platform has pros and cons. Make sure you do your research and choose the one that best fit your needs.

4. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Ive had Android, BB, Palm, WinMo... All I can say is I CANT WAIT FOR WP&. Haters will hate, but thats only because they are nervous. The apps in WP7>Android... It may be more expensive, but at least they are quality. And there isnt 5 apps for one specific use.

6. wp7 user unregistered

I had a hard time choosing between android and wp7 initially, but I'm very happy with my wp7. There are a few things it doesn't do, but these things have already been addressed in the updates to come. Android is going to have its issues sooner or later, look at linux, open platform =FAIL. Hackers will soon figure new unique ways to exploit android and it's 3rd party app ability. Not all cell phone users are informed (smart) enough to know to install anti virus on their phones. Anyway with a growing app market (9000 apps) and updates on the way I think wp7 is a solid choice for now and certainly the future.

7. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I PREDICT THAT By The Christmas shopping season 20011 the Windows phone 7 devices will HAVE CUT AND PASTE, 3RD PARTY MULTITASKING, INTERNET EXPLORER 9 WITH HTML 5 AND SILVER LIGHT SUPPORT AND FLASH CONTENT VIEWING AND WILL LOAD APPS FASTER. ALL of this together will make the Windows Phone 7 Smartphones a device that will give it's owners the bang for the buck they want when they buy a smartphone. what microsoft will have to do is to let the world know they have a good product so people will buy it. Nokia will help if they can produces more affordable Windows Phone 7 smartphones so that they can be sold ion a world wide bases Nokia is a big world wide known and trusted phone manufacturer that will get more windows phone 7 devices into the hands of the international comunity.

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