Windows Phone 7 (WP7) smartphone users can now choose from over 25,000 apps, data from sites that monitor the Windows Marketplace suggests, as support for the platform begins to pick up.
According to windowsphoneapplist.com, the US version of the download market now boasts 25,015 titles. Rival apps counter WP7 AppsList puts the figure slightly below that landmark, but not so much that you wouldn’t expect it to match it in a few days or so.
Of the wares on offer, just over half are free to download, windowsphoneapplist disclosed. The average price of a paid-for title is $1.48 – or a shade over 90p in the Queen’s money.
Evidence of WP7's growing clout comes as Microsoft finally begins to land some big-name titles for its handsets. Last week finally saw Angry Birds hit the platform, while today we’ve heard that Europe’s largest review site QYPE is planning an app for WP7 soon.
That said, Microsoft has a long way to go to catch-up with Apple when it comes to breadth to applications. Right now titles created specifically for the iPad alone stand at 100,000. Those designed for the iPhone, meanwhile, number a whopping 500,000.
Windows Phone App List
WP7 App List