Aside from announcing the Surface tablet, Microsoft also spread some good news for Windows Phone fans. One of the key points was the quick rise of Windows Phone apps, with Microsoft’s Marketplace now counting 100,000 apps. That’s pretty impressive figure for a platform that’s been around since October 2010.
As for the next version of Windows Phone, it will come with deep Skype integration that will make VoIP calls look like regular calls. This, of course, is something carriers all around the world won’t like, but I doubt they will be able to do much about it. Moreover, I doubt they’ll care to do anything about it considering Windows Phone’s miniscule market share (though that could change in the future).
In related news, Microsoft managed to get Zynga and Gameloft on board, both of which will bring their popular games to the upcoming version of the OS. Zynga’s Words with Friends and Draw Something have been officially announced, while Gameloft committed to launch Asphalt 7 and NOVA 3 on future multi-core devices.
All in all, that’s a bunch of good news for Windows Phone…