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The Windows Phone Marketplace hits 40,000 apps

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Nov 2011 0:40

The Windows Phone Marketplace hits 40,000 apps The Marketplace continues to see strong developer interest.
In just over a year, the Marketplace seen on Windows Phone 7 devices (and the Zune HD) has moved to 40,000 apps, a strong number for the operating system that has yet to see much traction in the industry.

Of course, compared to the more established iOS App Store and the Android Market, the number is minuscule but both stores had modest growth at the onset.

Microsoft has pushed very hard to attract developers even going as far as giving away 2500 high-end phones and creating interactive tutorials on coding for the platform.

At the current rate, the Marketplace should start the new year with 50,000 available apps.

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