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Windows Phone Marketplace hits 50,000 apps

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Dec 2011 23:50 User comments (3)

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 50,000 apps The fast-growing Windows Phone Marketplace has surpassed 50,000 apps, just a month after hitting 40,000.
All About Windows Phone reported the number, which is different than Microsoft's official "more than 35,000" stance. The discrepancy is due to the fact that Microsoft does not include "lite" versions of paid apps and wallpaper apps in its tally.

The platform took just 14 months to reach the plateau, faster than Android which took 19 months and BlackBerry which took 27 months. Apple is not a fair comparison as there were already 4 million iOS devices active before the store opened.

In the past few weeks, the WPM is growing at a rate of 256 apps per day.

There is no clear reason as to the surge in developer interest but it can likely be attributed to the more widespread availability of WP7 devices and the anticipation of the first Nokia phones hitting the U.S. in the next two months.

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3 user comments

129.12.2011 12:25

50,000 apps but one of the smallest customer bases for all available phones. How much longer will the phone be around? Seems to be most of the moves M$ makes with the phone is an attempt to prop up a dead product. I'm just curious how many millions or billions will they continue to sink into the phone?

229.12.2011 13:09

Let me tell you that i have this phone and is a great phone.I use now two phones:Blackberry and WP7.

329.12.2011 14:26

Originally posted by voyager:
Let me tell you that i have this phone and is a great phone.I use now two phones:Blackberry and WP7.
No argument it isn't a great phone. The criticism i hear the phone came out a few years too late. Beta max by $ony was far better then VHS, but VHS won simply buy customer adoption, thus lack of sales... Other comments i hear from friends, "Well i'm already locked into my current phone, at least a couple years, might look at WP7 then or what's best then..."

Also look at the other article on AfterDawn here mentioning 7 million activations for i0S and Dr0id...

"Wow, almost 7 million iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas"


I tried looking for active phones for M$, best i could fine was 1.7 windows phones sold...

Gartner: Windows Phone market share crashes


Can't be good for M$ to see in on Christmas season near 3x you entire customer base started using a competitor's offering...
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Dec 2011 @ 14:27

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