By Vamien McKalin email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 26, 2013 04:25 PM EST
At the Nokia press conference at MWC, CEO Stephen Elop announced that Windows Phone is now home to over 130,000 applications, stifling all claims that Windows Phone is lacking in the app department.
Popular Windows Phone apps include WhatsApp, Wordament and Angry Birds. During the conference, Nokia announced that its HERE Maps suite will no longer be exclusive to Lumia devices, but will be available soon for all Windows Phone 8 users.
Nokia has placed all its eggs in a single basket by going all out with the Windows Phone platform. Success has been slow, but with the company finally pulling a profit, things appear to be going in the right direction. With the announcement of the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 Windows Phone handsets, Nokia is looking to bolster its product range in the hope of continuing on a profitable path.
At the moment, Windows Phone 130,000 app ecosystem pales in comparison to Android and iOS, both of which have over 700,000 apps in their respective stores. It is clear Windows Phone has a long way to go before reaching a similar milestone, but Microsoft and Nokia can't give up just yet.
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