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Windows Marketplace hits 30,000 apps

Windows Marketplace hits 30,000 apps
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Devices / August 24th 2011 at 11:47AM

Up from 11,500 in April.

Microsoft will be pleased with the hike, but aware that its a long old way from iOS and Android, which count 425,000 and 250,000 respectively.

These are interesting times for the WinPho 7 platform, which has struggled to establish itself in the face of competition from the aforementioned OSs, and from RIM.

However, it's currently wooing cast-adrift webOS developers, looking ahead to the first Nokia WinPho and preparing for its souped-up Mango upgrade and devices.

Indeed, on Monday, Microsoft opened up Windows Phone Marketplace to accept developers’ Mango app submissions.