We have had some very interesting stats via Xyologic showing that, despite the small size of the Windows phone 7 marketplace, developers can already earn more money on the new platform, due to two important factors â€“ Windows Phone 7 users are more prepared to pay for apps, and prices are a lot higher on Windows Phone 7 than Android.
For the three apps which appear in the monthly top 15 list according to Xyologic, the revenue from the Windows phone 7 apps are regularly close or even higher.
Even Need for Speed, which saw 600% more downloads on Android than Windows phone 7, only had 50% more earnings, and of course Windows Phone 7 had the old version of Need for Speed, while Android had the latest version.
The message is clearly that there is no need to take the wait and see approach â€“ if you are considering selling an app on Android, you may as well consider Windows phone 7 also. You may even earn more.