Does Windows Phone 7 already have more apps than Blackberry?

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On two occasions now, including yesterday at WPC 11 Microsoft said Windows Phone 7 already has more apps than RIM’s Blackberry OS, despite the 18 month head start.

Just adding up the numbers on RIM’s App World website, with 28305 apps+ games and 9462 themes, it seems RIM still has the upper hand over the 24352 apps in Marketplace

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
Games 3321 4239
Reference and eBooks 11681 3412
Entertainment 1282 2576
Utilities 2087 2455
News +Weather 1222 2398
Travel 1137 1640
Education+life style 846 1170
Productivity 838 1116
Sports and Recreation 671 870
Health and wellness 829 805
IM and Social Networking 404 691
Shopping 246 660
Finance 631 546
Business 1060 500
Music and Audio 1214 477
Photo and video 395 426
Maps and Navigation 441 371
Themes 9462  
  37767 24352
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