The Windows Phone Marketplace now has over 70,000 applications available for Windows smartphones and is seeing 300 new applications added every day.
Although the figures pale in comparison to Apple's App Store and Google's Play store it's still good news for Microsoft to see continued developer support. Infact, they have 100,000 registered developers , but that does mean some are yet to release applications which is slightly disappointing.
Microsoft will be encourage that Rovio, who make the Angry Birds game, have reversed their initial decision and will now bring Angry Birds Space to Microsoft's platform. However, Rovio did state that its very difficult to make applications for the Windows Phone platform, which is something Microsoft will be keen to rectify in the future.
The Windows Phone platform will continue to grow over the next year thanks to huge investments from Microsoft and the release of new Nokia Windows-powered mobiles. However, its beyond the realms of possibility for them to achieve the success of Android or iOS in the foreseeable future.
By Simon Thomas on 26th March, 2012