App store nearly trebles in size since April

Windows Phone surpasses 30,000 apps

Microsoft will be pleased with the hike, but aware that it’s a long old way from iOS and Android, which count 425,000 and 250,000 respectively.

These are interesting times for the WinPho 7 platform, which has struggled to establish itself in the face of competition from the aforementioned OSs, and from RIM.

However, it’s currently wooing cast-adrift webOS developers, looking ahead to the first Nokia WinPho and preparing for its souped-up Mango upgrade and devices.

On Monday, Microsoft opened up Windows Phone Marketplace to accept developers’ Mango app submissions.

Article originally published on Mobile Entertainment.

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