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In the week before AT&T brings the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan 2 to the American public, and with them the next concerted push by Microsoft to get Windows Phone into the smartphone space, the plucky young mobile operating system passed another statistical market, with more than 80,000 application submissions to the Windows Marketplace (reports All About Windows Phone).

Both the 80,000 apps and 20,000 publishers milestones, together with their respective growth rates, suggest the Windows Phone Marketplace is enjoying sustained and accelerating growth. It is now comfortably the third biggest mobile app ecosystem, behind Android (450,000+) and iOS (550,000+), but some way ahead of Blackberry (70,000) and Symbian (70,000).

Those who say that Windows Phone doesn't have enough apps next to iOS's 550,000 or Android's 450,000.... Just remember that those two have been around for alot longer, and WP7 hit this milestone earlier in its life than iOS or Android.
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Makes sense really. iOS and Android's app markets are already incredibly saturated, and for developers who already have written apps for those markets, it wouldn't hurt to expand to WP as well.
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Not that it matters since most of the apps are crap in both android and iOS markets.

Bring us the phones already! :-)
    
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Quality not quantity.
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Point is how many of these apps are actually helpful/meaningful to users. Mere crossing certain digits wouldn't decide which OS is better.
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Point is how many of these apps are actually helpful/meaningful to users. Mere crossing certain digits wouldn't decide which OS is better.

Checked my phone, there are 130,000 apps now, don't see why you need to bump an old thread new guy.

What's more is that most users on iOS and Android only have 40 key apps installed, most of which are available on WP. This over-emphasis on number of apps is just that, an over-emphasis and isn't nearly as important as people claim.
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