Marketplace climbs over 40K apps for Windows Phone

Application development on Windows Phone is rapidly increasing at about 5k apps per month and rising, and eclipsed the 40k mark earlier last week, according to “All About Windows Phone”.

With the global release of the much anticipated Mango handsets from hardware manufacturing giants like Nokia, HTC, and Samsung over the last month, Windows Phone Marketplace is now growing by about 165 apps per day.

This Sunday, the flagship device for the new wave of Mango handsets, the HTC Titan, was made available in the United States on carrier AT&T after being available in the UK for the last month.

Sporting a brilliant 4.7 inch screen & 1.5GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Titan is the biggest, fastest WP7 device to date, and also features a 1.3MP front-facing camera. It’s expected to garner major interest amongst Microsoft consumers in the US who have been awaiting it’s release for some time.