Windows Phone 7 Market Place now stocks 18,000 apps

Phone 7 OS tops 18,000 app milestone in 7 months

Angry Birds and Doodle Jump to add to Windows Phone 7's 18,000 apps

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system now has more than 18,000 applications in its App Market Place the Redmond based tech giant has revealed.

Speaking at the official preview of the operating system’s next major update, Microsoft confirmed that its App outlet has surpassed the latest content milestone just seven months after the system was made available to both developers and consumers.

“We stayed focussed on giving consumers the apps they wanted most,” declared Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone 7 marketing, Achim Berg on the services rapid rise in available app content.

Apps are set to play are major role in the development of the service with Microsoft outlining the downloadable content as one of its key areas of development ahead of the Mango update that will hit devices in autumn this year. Apps that will hit Windows Phone 7 in the coming weeks include mobile gaming powerhouses Doodle Jump and Angry Birds.

“Seven months ago we started our mission to make smartphones smarter and easier for people to do more,” said Andy Lees, President of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft. “With Mango, Windows Phone takes a major step forward in redefining how people communicate and use apps and the Internet, giving you better results with less effort.”

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