Windows Phone Marketplace reaches 50,000 apps

By Leeky
Dec 28, 2011
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  1. Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace has now surpassed the 50,000 app milestone. While that number still pales compared to both Android and iOS app stores, the Redmond-based software giant has every…

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  2. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 867   +128

    50,000 apps and still missing the most important one (imo =P): skype.
    It's my primary communication device missing my secondary communication method.
    /continues waiting impatiently
  3. And Canadian bank apps are still missing, not to mention ticketmaster since IE wont access the site either.
  4. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    If you get a 2nd generation WP, you can always get Tango. It's on all major platforms (not sure about BlackBerry or webOS), and it works just as well.
  5. I heard that Microsoft now has a little over 1 percent of the phone market. That is remarkable.

    Stock holders must be thrilled that the amount of money spent has returned these results.
  6. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 857   +75

    It's an investment, it will take a while to see results and that is expected. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the expected time to see a return on an investment 5 years? What they should be doing at this point is paying developers to make apps for their OS.
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,034   +70

    +1 yRaz
    IMO they need to accelerate OS development as well, from the three contenders for mobile space (I no longer believe that RIM will be a viable alternative or competitor), WP has best overall feel + responsiveness closely followed by iOS.

    By the way Lee, has anyone ever bothered to analyze how much crap-ware is available in all market places?
  8. android still rocks!!!!!!
  9. gamoniac

    gamoniac TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 215   +46

    WP has been out for about a year. Normal phone contracts with carriers are two years long. We should give WP more time to prove itself. I am an Android user and have been waiting to jump on WP at the right moment. Android is great but it is way too fragmented. The very thing that makes Android popular among carriers (customization) is going to take them down too. For example, Samsung never care to update Galaxy S (1st gen) and I am stuck with Android 2.1 until my contract is up. As a result, I have not been able to use many apps since my phone was only a few months old. Never again.

    And please don't tell me how I can root my phone. Why should I have to?
  10. gamoniac

    gamoniac TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 215   +46

    WP has been out for about a year. Normal phone contracts with carriers are two years long. We should give WP more time to prove itself. I am an Android user and have been waiting to jump on WP at the right moment. Android is great but it is way too fragmented. The very thing that makes Android popular among carriers (customization) is going to take them down too. For example, Samsung never care to update Galaxy S (1st gen) and I am stuck with Android 2.1 until my contract is up. As a result, I have not been able to use many apps since my phone was only a few months old. Never again.

    And please don't tell me how I can root my phone. Why should I have to?


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