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Windows Phone 7 team boasts of 3,000 apps, 15,000 developers

When Windows Phone 7 launched in the U.S. earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it already had 2,000 apps and 13,000 developers registered to build software for the platform. Two short weeks later, the proud Redmond giant is boasting of 3,000 apps and 15,000 registered developers. That’s some solid growth for a new, unproven platform. It should also be very encouraging for consumers — yes, established platforms like iOS and Android dwarf a growth rate of 500 apps per week, but mobile developers are spread thin. To know that Windows Phone 7 is drawing a fair amount of developer interest in its infancy is very, very comforting. As we know, Microsoft needs developer support if it hopes to succeed.

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.