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Windows Marketplace to require WP7.5

Users of the Windows Marketplace app store will soon need to have the latest 7.5 …

Microsoft addressing app approval delays

Microsoft has said it is working to speed up the time it takes for apps to be approved and published on the Windows Marketplace app store, after developers complained about slowdowns to the process

WP7 Marketplace needs in-app purchasing

Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Marketplace could potentially make developers a lot more money than it …

How regional differences are impacting Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

While WP7 Marketplace tries to assert itself in the competitive world of app stores, some interesting regional trends have emerged from research by app analysis firm Distimo.

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace 39x smaller than App Store

The US is proving to be the biggest market for app downloads from Windows Marketplace, with 101,000 free downloads and 20,000 paid downloads made each day for the top 300 most-downloaded apps in October. Germany is second with the UK, France and Italy following, but with significantly lower volumes than the US, according to the latest report from app analytics firm Distimo. Japan is seventh with nearly 6,000 top 300 apps downloaded per day.

Windows Marketplace hits 40,000 apps

Microsoft’s Windows Marketplace app store now has more than 40,000 apps on its books, reports …

Nokia, Orange and DT partner for apps store

Nokia announced its “Ovi Store operator app store concept” in partnership with Orange France and Deutsche Telekom, which it said provides operators with “a familiar branded channel on Ovi Store, and global opportunities to differentiate and build revenues with their own content collections and consumer-convenient operator billing.”

Nokia planning MS-powered app store

Nokia is planning to open a “Nokia-branded global application store that leverages the Windows Marketplace infrastructure.” The intention is to enable developers to “publish and distribute applications through a single developer portal to hundreds of millions of consumers that use Windows Phone, Symbian and Series 40 devices.”