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Windows Phone Marketplace hits 50,000 apps

by Steven Mostyn - Dec 28 2011, 17:00

Image: Nokia.

The official Windows Phone Marketplace may be a long way short of the App Store when it comes to content volume, but it’s certainly growing quick enough to support those users equipped with a Microsoft-powered mobile device.

Specifically, software applications available through the Windows Phone Marketplace have this week surpassed 50,000, reports an article published by All About Windows Phone (AAWP).

By way of comparison, Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market each carry in excess of 500,000 software applications.

Despite the fairly sizable content shortfall, AAWP’s report notes that momentum attributed to Windows Phone Marketplace still showcases the service’s competitive edge.

In terms of elapsed time, it took Android Market 19 months to offer 50,000 apps, while the App Store needed a full 12 months. Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace has reached that milestone in 14 months.

The store’s solid momentum is attributed to its steadily expanding geographical reach and also the recent release of the critically applauded Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 smartphones—the first of Nokia’s Windows Phone devices.

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