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Good news and still-not-very-good news for Microsoft’s Windows Phone today …

Good: The Windows Phone Marketplace now boasts more than 25,000 apps, according to the Windows Phone Applist. It’s a respectable number, still far behind the App Store and the Android Market, but enough to significantly boost the chances that Windows Phone converts will find what they want — including Angry Birds, part of a wave of high-profile apps that made their Windows Phone debut this week.

Still not very good: Windows Phone sales amount to a mere 1 percent of the consumer market in the U.S. over the last three months, according to survey results released by Nielsen today. Among people who purchased a new phone from March through May, Apple’s iPhone represented 17 percent of sales, while Android devices were 27 percent.

The big question for Microsoft now: Will Mango be the magic word?

Via Mobile Crunch and Engadget.

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