The number of apps in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace quickly jumped to the 5k mark from 3,000 at the end of November and 4,000 a week prior. It’s still nowhere near the more established 300,000 and 100,000 apps of the iOS and Android markets, respectively, but it’s growing at a much faster rate in our current smartphone-centric environment. [WP7 Applist via Electronista]
WP7 App Marketplace Now Has 5,000 Apps—Same As Palm
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