Blackberry is not pleased. Photo: IT World Canada

Microsoft reaches 70,000 apps on Windows Phone 7 and announces a US$23 million AppCampus fund for mobile startups with Nokia.

Windows Phone 7 has surpassed 70,000 apps. While this number may seem rather dismal relative to iOS and Android which both have over half a million apps, Microsoft has managed to surpass the number of apps on the BlackBerry platform, passing the 70,000 mark while BlackBerry recently reported hitting the 60,000 mark. Perhaps Microsoft owes some thanks to e27 ;-)

Microsoft and Nokia also announced today a plege of US$23 million for their AppCampus programme, a partnership with Finland’s Aalto University in order to create new, self-sustaining mobile start-ups.

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