Windows Phone 7 Marketplace reaches the 5,000 app milestone

Microsoft revealed last week that their new mobile OS Windows Phone 7 has “sold over 1.5 million phones in the first six weeks”. A great achievement for this new platform and well on their way. According to WP7AppList the Marketplace has reached another milestone with 5,000 apps now available for download. Taking a deeper look at the stats show that 72% of the apps are paid with 28% free. Of those paid apps it looks to be around 2,500 are at the $0.99 price point followed approximately 500 at $1.99. In regards to what is taking the majority of the apps, games with 23%, tools at 15% and entertainment with 10%.

Al Hilwa from Research firm IDC recently stated that be believes the Windows Marketplace will become “the third largest app portfolio in the industry by the middle of next year”. To do this and catch up to both the Apple App Store and the Android Market they would have to pump out the apps everyday without slowing down. 295,000 to go…

Source: WPCentral