Windows Phone 7 has been officially available for just under a week, and has managed to pass its first major milestone, according to WMPowerUser.
Today, the marketplace hit 1,000 available applications, a feat that only took a total of five days. The old Windows Mobile platform took 7 months to reach 1,000 applications on it's market when the marketplace was originally opened for the platform.
Windows Phone 7 officially became available first in New Zealand last week, followed by Australia and Europe, and will be available in the US on November 8. Windows Phone 7 is Microsoft's highly anticipated attempt at re-entering the smartphone race, after being out of the game for over a year, following the rapid drop in popularity of its Windows Mobile platform. The new smartphone platform has tight restrictions on hardware, with minimum specifications including a 1Ghz processor, a 5MP camera, and a capacitive touchscreen.
Neowin has extensive reviews of the devices and coverage of the launch. Be sure to check it all out by viewing the Windows Phone 7 tag.