On two occasions now, including yesterday at WPC 11 Microsoft said Windows Phone 7 already has more apps than RIMâ€™s Blackberry OS, despite the 18 month head start.
However of the 28305 apps in App World 11681 are ebooks, a full 41%. Only 14% of the apps in Marketplace are ebooks.
As can be seen from the graph, in nearly every other category except business and music and audio apps Windows Phone 7 has nearly the same or more apps.
It is likely in the next two months, excluding themes, the absolute number of Windows Phone 7 apps will exceed the number of Blackberry apps, but even now it is probably accurate to say you can find more apps in Marketplace than App World.
See the raw data after the break.
|Blackberry||Windows Phone 7|
|Reference and eBooks||11681||3412|
|Sports and Recreation||671||870|
|Health and wellness||829||805|
|IM and Social Networking||404||691|
|Music and Audio||1214||477|
|Photo and video||395||426|
|Maps and Navigation||441||371|