It's still got a long, long way to go before its on par with the app store (it's a generic term don't you know) offerings from Apple and Google, but Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is growing at a fairly rapid rate.

Just two weeks back Microsoft announced that it had hit the 5,000 app landmark and now it has raced passed 6,000 and is growing at a rate of 116 apps per day.

Of the 6,000 apps WP7AppList reports that 71 per cent are paid-for apps, with an average price of $2.34.

There are almost 3,000 approved developers and games is the most popular category with 23 per cent, ahead of tools with 14 per cent and entertainment with 11 per cent.

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