Windows Phone 7 Marketplace now has 30,000 apps from 8,000 developers. 53% are paid and 17% are games

There are now 30,000 apps in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, up from 17,000 in May.

The Marketplace has added more than 1,000 apps in the past 2 weeks and has over 8,000 approved developers.

53% of apps in WP7's app store are paid. English is the primary language for 75% of all apps. 17% of the marketplace's apps are games, 14% are personal finance, 14% are tools and productivity, 11% are entertainment, and 9% are news and weather.

1,000 new developers signed up recently when a Microsoft exec tweeted that all published webOS developers would be given a warm welcome to come build for WP7—quoth Brandon Watson, "To Any Published WebOS Devs: We'll give you what you need to be successful on #WindowsPhone, phones, dev tools, and training, etc."

Microsoft's next mobile platform, the "Mango" OS, is expected to launch this fall with 500-plus new features and Internet Explorer 9 (because everybody loves IE in 2011…).


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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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