Two rivals out to get a piece of the mobile market cake have both tweeted about their marketplaces; more specifically the number of applications they have reached.
Firstly, In a short but sweet twitter message posted a couple of hours ago, Google announced that the Android Marketplace has now managed to contain over 100,000 apps, something many analysts expected would happen in August. The message simply said “One hundred thousand apps in Android Market.” This puts Google’s Android Marketplace in a great position to potential handset customers.
Just a few hours after, Microsoft announced that their marketplace hit 1,000 available applications, a feat that only took a total of five days. The old Windows Mobile platform took 7 months to reach 1,000 applications on it’s market when the marketplace was originally opened for the platform.
Windows Phone 7 has only been released in New Zealand, Australia and Europe and is soon to be launched in North America on November 8th which should again shoot up the number of applications ready for download.
Google(Android) still finds itself way behind Apple’s iTunes App Store though, which now has well over 250,000 iOS based applications online. This is still good news for Google though as they have managed to reach this milestone in just two years since they first launched the Android Marketplace on their first ever Android handset, the T-Mobile G1.
I am interested to see where each company is in another 2 years. What do you think?