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Windows Phone 7 has 40,000 applications

On-line Windows Phone news website AllAboutWindowsPhone (opens in new tab) has uncovered that MicrosoftWindows Phone Marketplace app and game repository has now reached 40,000 items, surpassing the 35,000 from mid-October this year.

AllAboutWindowsPhone has published a piece (opens in new tab) on the newly hit target, with diagrams and stats charting the progress of zero apps in October 2010 – to 40K in October 2011, along with exactly what makes up the Marketplace, in terms of content.

The website has noted that: ‘Content is being added at the rate of 165 items per day. In the last 30 days, 85% of submissions were apps and 15% were games; 68% were free, 23% were paid and 9% were paid with free trial.’

‘At the time of writing, 40,189 items have been published. Of these, 10,882 were added in the last 90 days and 4,770 were added in the last 30 days. These items come from 10,731 different publishers.’, states AAWP.

Whilst adding – ‘At the current growth rate, we estimate that Windows Phone Marketplace will reach the 50,000 app mark in the second or third week of January 2012. However, it is possible that this mark may be reached before the end of the year if submission rates accelerate.’

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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.