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Windows Phone Store Passes 2 Billion Downloads

Todd Brix has recently posted to the Windows Phone Developer Blog that the Windows Phone Store has recently passed 2 Billion app Downloads.

The latest milestone was reached in a fifth of the time it took to reach 1 Billion, and credit has been given to the Nokia Lumia 1020 and 625 (though I wouldn’t rule out the 520 playing a big part in this also). Todd writes on the blog:

The recent launches of the Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41-megapixel camera sensor and the Nokia Lumia 625 with its 4.7-inch screen and affordable pricing are bringing new fans to the platform and to the Store. In fact, we recently added another billion transactions in under six months – one-fifth of the time it took to generate our last billion transactions.

This is a great achievement and the increased rate of downloads shows the Windows Phone platform is growing, but it is always good to have a bit of perspective, earlier this year iTunes celebrated their 50 Billionth download, but this has of course been around a lot longer.