Microsoft will be releasing Gold version of Windows Phone 7 Developer tools on September-16 and also will start accepting applications for its marketplace from October first week. If it goes by this news then we can expect boatload of applications when WP7 devices launches third or fourth week of October.
According to Pocketlint
The word comes from an electronics company insider in the UK, who was toldWindows Phone 7 is officially coming in early October, with bells on, as Microsoft is planning a launch party for this event. Phones from HTC, LG, Samsung, Dell and Asus are going to be made public.
We have heardÂ separatelyÂ that the Irish Windows Phone 7 launch is definitely pencilled in for mid-October.
As for as Marketplace is concerned I expect some 10000 Apps at Launch because according to Windows Blog to date there have been north of 300,000 downloads of the Windows Phone Developer Tools. What do you think?