It’s been just over 8 months since Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7, and today the Windows Phone Marketplace reached 25,000 applications.
The tracking site Windows Phone Applist is now showing 25,076 apps, with just over 13 thousand of them free.The Books and reference category has around 700 titles alone, including Kindle, OverDrive, and others.
WP7 launched in late October with 1,000 applications available. If you consider that it was just over 2 months ago that the WPM hit 15,000 apps, you’ll see that the growth is accelerating – just not as fast as the iPad apps. Also, according to Microsoft there are now over 40,000 Windows Phone application developers, and they deliver an average of 100 new apps each day.