When it comes to app choices, Windows Phone 7 users are limited to a few apps. WP7 market place has now more apps than Blackberry but lags behind Android and iOS. That is changing slowly. Finland based Rovio has decided to show some Angry Birds love for WP7 and released its uber popular game. The game has a free trial and the app costs $2.99. Game is available in the Zune marketplace.
Rovio has shown some hesitation in releasing the game to WP7. Looks like Rovio has finally decided to go with WP7 after all it is the third most popular mobile OS right now and if Gartner has to be believed then it will be the second biggest mobile OS by 2015.
As for WP7, it’s almost raining apps. They are not coming thick and fast but they sure are coming. Most popular apps are now gearing towards WP7 launches. Gowalla has beaten Foursquare to get their location based app to WP7 market place. Despite the shipments and sales woes, WP7 is hanging in there. Expect to hear a lot from WP7. With Mango getting a lot of attention WP7 is one OS to watch out.
Speaking of Windows Phone 7, they need a better naming convention for their mobile platform. I don’t care if it is named after a fruit, dessert or a cat. Typing Windows Phone 7 is way too difficult and if Microsoft needs better coverage then they should think of a good name. Mango is a start.