The main reason why Windows Phone 7 was received poorly by power users is its lack of downward compatibility – existing Windows Mobile apps have to be rewritten from scratch in order to run on WP7.

Mobile Apps Briefing now reports the following:

Microsoft claims that more than 12,000 Windows Phone 7 (WP7) developers have now registered to market their applications via the vendor’s Windows Phone Marketplace storefront. WP7 developer registration increased close to 40 percent over the last month alone, stated Microsoft. On November 3, Microsoft also enabled self-serve Marketplace capabilities in an effort to enable additional developers to include their apps in the store at launch.

Given Microsoft’s heavy marketing in Europe, I am not surprised – let’s see how download-happy individual Windows Phone users will turn out to be…

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