We still like to report on the progress of Marketplace, and the app store has now passed the 12,000 app mark, having added 3000 apps in the last month. This compares to less than 2000 in all of the other preceding months, indicating some evidence of acceleration.
The troubling ebook and reference section has only increased by about 150 since last we checked, to 989 apps and 8% of Marketplace. This is obviously an area we will be keeping a close eye on, but which does not account for the majority of Marketplace growth.
See more stats at WP7appslist here.
Thanks Abi for the tip.