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Windows Phone 7 apps reach 9K

Seattle based software company Microsoft has announced the Windows Phone mobile software store now has over 9,000 applications, which is a far cry from the few hundred when the OS launched in October.

The news of the Marketplace’s new figures came from a Microsoft blog post for developers, where it’s also been noted that 100 apps are submitted every day by more than 32,000 developers.

These items of software for the latest MS mobile platform relate to both games and general use apps, where the Windows Phone Development tools have been downloaded over 1million times.

Microsoft has gone on to mentioned how well apps are selling where it’s 70-percent more likely that WP7 users will download a ‘trial’ app, than a paid for version. 1 in 10 of those trial users will upgrade to the full product with a day of downloading, with most of those being within an initial two hour window.

The blog post to developers also stated there’s been an update for coders now, to take advantage of the upcoming cut and paste feature that’s due to arrive in a roll out to Windows Phone 7 owners soon.

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Rob Kerr
Rob Kerr

Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.