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Windows Phone Marketplace now at 40,000 apps

updated 05:50 am EST, Mon November 21, 2011

Windows Phone Marketplace reaches 40,000 apss

The Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace has now reached the 40,000 app milestone. New apps are being added to the store at a rate of 165 apps a day. A breakdown of the apps submitted over the past 30 days shows that games comprise only 15 percent of apps submitted, while 68 percent of all apps were free, 23 percent paid, and 9 percent paid with a free trial.

Of the 10,882 apps submitted in the past 90 days, 10,731 came from different developers suggesting the platform has reasonable backing across the developer community. Based on the current rate of growth, the Windows Phone Marketplace will reach the 50,000 app milestone in early January 2012.

While the platform continues to show signs of life, it pales in comparison to the number of apps developed for the iOS and Android platforms. In real terms, Apple has around 460,000 active apps on its iTunes App Store, while Google has aroundn 320,000 active apps on the Android Market.

The arrival of Nokia's Windows Phone 7 smartphones in the US in 2012, if successful, could bring a much needed boost to Microsoft's mobile endeavors. [via All About Windows Phone]





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