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Windows Phone Marketplace Growth Keeps Up The Pace, Tops 80,000 Apps

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Windows Phone 7 is an excellent new mobile operating system — there’s no doubt about that. But every rose has its thorn, and on Windows Phone it’s a lack of apps. Luckily, the Marketplace seems to be growing at a rapid pace, today topping 80,000 apps.

The platform has been slowly but steadily picking up steam, topping 50,000 apps in December, 60,000 in January, and 70,000 in March. All About Windows Phone claims that the Marketplace is growing at a rate of 340 published apps per day.

It’s only fair to note that the total number of published items (which would be that 80,000 figure) isn’t the same as the number of total apps available to users. This is because Microsoft removes some of the applications or the developer withdraws them, or simply because not all apps function across every market.

The U.S., for example, only has access to about 69,123.

Still, it would seem that the Windows Phone Marketplace is growing at a steady pace, which is good news for anyone considering the Lumia 900, set to go on sale this weekend.


Windows Phone Marketplace Growth Keeps Up The Pace, Tops 80,000 Apps

Windows Phone Marketplace заработал еще в 13 странах

Microsoft открыл свой магазин мобильных приложений Windows Phone Marketplace еще в 13 странах.
Windows Phone Marketplace заработал еще в 13 странах

Microsoft закрывает Windows Marketplace for Mobile 9 мая

Microsoft планирует закрыть свой магазин мобильных приложений Windows Marketplace for Mobile 9 мая, собираясь сфокусироваться на новом Windows Phone Marketplace, который предлагает приложения для современной мобильной операционной системы Windows Phone.
Microsoft закрывает Windows Marketplace for Mobile 9 мая

After 2+ Years Of Serving Apps, Windows Mobile Marketplace Will Die On May 9

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What a long, strange trip it’s been. As Microsoft throws their considerable weight behind the Windows Phone platform, they’re running out of love for their still-kicking Windows Mobile OS, and today they’ve driven another nail into its coffin. According to a new email being circulated to users as I write this, the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace will officially shut down on May 9.

The move to kill the Windows Mobile Marketplace (not the newer Windows Phone Marketplace, to be clear) has been in the works for a while now — it began back in June 2011, when Microsoft announced that Windows Mobile users would no longer be able to download apps from the Marketplace website.

Fortunately, apps could still be downloaded directly to a user’s device though that functionality will soon go dark. Microsoft advises WinMo users (all 9 of you, really) to make sure to snag whatever updates you can, because you’ll be out of luck before long. It’s worth mentioning though that while Microsoft is pulling the plug on the Marketplace, there’s still no shortage of communities dedicated to pushing out new (and dare I say cool) apps to the aging OS.

I doubt that the news will break many hearts today, but Windows Mobile was an important stepping stone in the evolution of the mobile operating system. It tried (perhaps too hard) to bring translate the standard PC experience to a different kind of device, and while Microsoft ultimately tried to revamp it with Windows Mobile 6.5, the dual onslaught of iOS and Android meant it was already fighting a losing battle at that point.

Of course, Windows Mobile isn’t completely dead and buried yet. You’ll probably find more than a few WinMo-devices support your local big box store’s stock system, and a nifty mod lets you run Windows Mobile within Windows Phone — a bit of Winception, if you will.

Here’s the full email, just in case you want to save it for posterity:

Thanks @fjeronimo!


After 2+ Years Of Serving Apps, Windows Mobile Marketplace Will Die On May 9

60 000 мобильных приложения в Windows Phone Marketplace

Не так давно сообщалось, что магазин приложений Microsoft, Windows Phone Marketplace, достиг рубежа в 50 тысяч приложений, но согласно All About Windows Phone, сегодня магазин предлагает уже более 60 тысяч приложений.
60 000 мобильных приложения в Windows Phone Marketplace