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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace reaches 60,000 apps

Tired with the same Windows Phone apps day in, day out? It might be worth taking a visit to the Marketplace, where new additions to the store have been growing at an astonishing rate. Just 25 days after reaching 50,000 apps, the Marketplace has claimed another 10,000 apps, with over a third of the entire store released in the past 90 days.

These figures come from AAWP, which also claims that over 15,000 different publishers have been pushing out apps. There has been a definite acceleration in how quickly the store is growing, as the previous jump from 40K to 50K took around 40 days.

It's easy enough to say that the high figures have come from worthless spam apps, but the store has seen its fair share of good quality titles. Take for instance Flight Control, the addictive time-passer that has seen over 200 ratings since its release. The ever-popular Angry Birds is also present, as developers seem keen to port their existing works over to the younger platform.

Other big hitters on the way include Skype, Microsoft's recent acquisition. Paul Thurrott has also been informed that all "top 25 apps" will be released in the first half of 2012. With progression like this, the future of Windows Phone is looking rosy.

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