(From Guardian Unlimited)
The main focus of Microsoft's Windows Phone event on Tuesday was the benefits to consumers of the upcoming Mango software update. However, Microsoft is also keen to get app developers enthused about the Windows Phone roadmap.
"We have over 18,000 applications in our Marketplace now, and we are about to overtake RIM," said Achim Berg, Microsoft's corporate vice president of Windows Phone marketing, at the London event. "And if you look at the number of new apps, we are head to head with Android and iOS."
The latter claim may not stand up to closer scrutiny, given that well over 1,000 new Android apps are being released every day at …