Marketplace has finally crossed the 17,000 mark, with the count according to WindowsPhoneAppList.com hovering in the 16,900â€™s for much longer than expected. In fact while it took only 9 days to add the last 1000, it took 12 days to get to the mark today.
Given the extended plateau however as can be seen in the graph above, we suspect this has much more to do with some internal bottle neck than a reduction in submissions. Maybe that terrible head cold that has been going round has hit the certification team also? 🙂