Mobile developers are embracing Windows Phone, and thereby boosting its chances of becoming the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Mobile developers are embracing Windows Phone, and thereby boosting its chances of becoming the smartphone world's "third ecosystem." Microsoft's (MSFT) platform now supports over 40K apps, up from less than 10K in February. With the App Store (AAPL) and Android Market (GOOG) each claiming over 500K apps, smaller developers may see Windows Phone as a way to get noticed in a crowded mobile app scene.