Marketplace hits 5000 apps, zooms passes Palm Pre App Catalog, set to pass RIM’s App World in 6 months


Winning quite a few bets I am sure, the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has passed 5000 apps, currently running 5023 according to Marketplace Browser.

This would mean the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has now passed that of the Palm Pre, established 18 months ago, in less than 2 months.  At this rate it should pass the Blackberry App world, which only has a bit more than 16,000 apps, in less than 6 months, and likely faster if the Windows phone 7 Marketplace sees the same exponential influx of developers as the iPhone and Android has seen.

While the Marketplace is growing by leaps and bounds, there are still some essential segments which are still woefully underserved, including essential vertical ones like medical applications, so there is certainly a long way still do go.


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