Windows Phone Marketplace unofficially has over 70,000 available apps

Mobile manufacturers use various measurements to promote the success of their own app store over another. Apple’s App Store has over 585,000 available apps and recently crossed over the 25 billion app downloadeds. Google Android Market Play Store has surpassed the 450,000 available app mark, and our homegrown RIM’s BlackBerry App World has over 60,000 available apps with over 174 million apps downloaded every month.

Windows Phone is gaining steam. After being quiet in Canada for about a year we’re just now seeing more WP7 device launch: Nokia Lumia 710, 800, 900 and the HTC Radar. The Windows Phone Marketplace is slowly gaining in popularity. They recently announced 50,000 available apps late December, then late February jumped to 65,000 apps. Now third-party figures are reporting the Marketplace has eclipsed the 70,000 available app milestone, making them takeover RIM for 3rd spot.

Windows Phone App List has a running breakdown of the Windows Marketplace. They state that there’s currently 71,173 available apps, with 47,857 (73%) being free apps, 8,031 paid (12%), and 10,075 (15%) on a trial model. In addition, there’s currently 18,283 approved developers.

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