WP7 App Marketplace Now Has 5,000 Apps—Same as Palm

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Windows Phone 7 now has just over 5,000 titles (5,149 to be exact) in their 2 month old marketplace. That's the same number as Palm's 1.5 year old webOS store.

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The number of apps in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace quickly jumped to the 5k mark from 3,000 at the end of November and 4,000 a week prior. It's still nowhere near the more established 300,000 and 100,000 apps of the iOS and Android markets, respectively, but it's growing at a much faster rate in our current smartphone-centric environment. [WP7 Applist via Electronista]

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I'm rather impressed by the growth of the WP7 marketplace. I'm going to be faced with a fairly interesting choice when my next phone upgrade comes around.

/rant

But honestly, why bother posting the number of iOS or Android apps in this article? It's irrelevant since, as you said WP7 is only MONTHS old, not to mention M$ has explicitly stated they were more concerned with quality apps over the quantity. 300,000 or 100,000 both are too many. How many of those apps even get downloaded?

/end rant