Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace has now reached 35,000 applications.
WP7applist is tracking 35,218 applications worldwide and explains 5,100 of them are inactive, 52% are available for free and the average price is $1.70 per paid application. Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace is growing at a steady rate. The Marketplace passed 15,000 apps in April just in time for its six month birthday. WP7applist says that 191 apps are updated on average each day. In the last 24 hours, 26 apps were updated and 60 were added.
Windows Phone 7 launched on October 21 with 1,000 applications available in its first week on the market. A year later and the Marketplace is blooming with 35,000 apps. Microsoft appears to be building up a good momentum amongst application developers. Microsoft recently finalized its Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update and has distributed it to over 50% of existing devices. Microsoft’s device partners are also preparing a number of new Windows Phone 7.5 devices for the holiday season, see an overview of all of them here.
Microsoft’s work with Nokia will be unveiled on Wednesday. Both companies are planning to unveil the Nokia Windows Phone “experience” during Nokia World 2011 in London this week. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Windows Phone president Andy Lees both revealed last week that Nokia plans to unveil its Windows Phone offerings at Nokia World. Final press shots of Nokia’s 800 Windows Phone leaked last week and revealed that the company is planning blue, pink and black variants of its “Searay” device. A number of different codenames and specification lists have emerged over the past few weeks, none of them yet confirmed. Nokia appears to be preparing at least two Windows Phone devices, to be made available in select markets in November.