Windows Phone 7 Continues to Take Off with 25k Apps
As you must know by now, here at inneractive, we have high hopes for Windows Phone 7 as a mobile platform that can and will compete with iOS and Android in the coming years. We have released our state-of-the-art Windows Phone 7 SDK with one line of code, and so far, the results have been overwhelmingly positive.
When it comes to Windows Phone 7, we are not alone in our assessment, and with the exception of some iPhone and Android fanboys in the tech press, most experts believe Windows Phone 7 has a bright future. Why? Well, for starters, while many can make the claim that iOS and Android consistently copy each other in terms of UI, no one can debate that Windows Phone 7 has a unique and exciting UI that provides a superior overall experience.
Having said that, in today’s mobile world, there is a hierarchy of issues that are needed to make it in the game. Hardware is on low end of that chart, followed by the UI, and at the top of the chart is apps. Today, the first question most consumers ask when deciding on an OS is how many apps the respective app store hosts. This is nothing new, but what is new is that Windows Phone 7 is crushing it on this front.
The new Microsoft OS reached the 10,000 apps milestone faster than iOS or Android did and the newest numbers speak of 25,000 native Windows Phone 7 apps.
The truth is 25,000 apps compared to Apple’s 500,000 or Android’s 250,000 is not such an impressive number, but in reality, 25,000 apps, and more importantly, the fact that all major titles (yes, even Angry Birds) is in the MarketPlace is a very good start.
Of course, this platform can expect a significant boost by the end of the year when it begins running on hundreds of Nokia devices across the world. The new mango release is also expected to help the OS increase its reach.
All in all, Windows Phone 7, assuming these patterns continue, is on a fast road to succeeding in possibly the most competitive industry on the planet.
Check out the video below of Nokia CEO talking to Walt Mossberg of the Wall St. Journal about the future of Microsoft and Nokia as part of the mobile landscape.
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