Over 800 applications in Marketplace now

According to an unsourced article at Pocketnow, Microsoft is now claiming more than 800 applications in Marketplace. Due to the nature of the localized markets, these applications are not all available in one market, with the US market likely being the largest at 400 odd apps.

We are still expecting an update which will not unify Marketplace, but will provide access to markets outside our own home country. The biggest issue with Marketplace, besides the lack of applications, still appear that applications can only be installed to internal memory, a big issue for older devices and also HTC’s latest, the HTC HD2, which ships with less than 130 MB free for applications.

In general, I am relatively happy with Marketplace, with most new applications coming to Windows Mobile being released via that route.  We would likely benefit from seeing more legacy applications being transferred there, especially games and utilities but I am already discovering applications there which I did not know even existed.

How is Marketplace treating you?  Let us know in the comments below.

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