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Instagram seen in Windows Phone ad; is app heading to Windows Phone?

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Instagram seen in Windows Phone ad; is app heading to Windows Phone?
A picture of the Nokia Lumia 620 sitting in the window of a store in Portugal shows off what could be an exciting piece of news for Windows Phone owners. The homescreen on the device is displaying the now famous logo for photo sharing and social networking site Instagram. If  you're a Windows Phone owner who has been dying for Instagram to be available for the platform, this picture should make you squeal with delight. And with BlackBerry World apparently not expected to be receiving a native version of the app, or at least not soon, a Windows Phone Instagram app released after BlackBerry was seemingly rejected, could help Microsoft's mobile OS in its expected battle with BlackBerry 10 for third place in  smartphone marketshare. Think we're placing too much importance on Instagram's popularity? Just the other day it announced 100 million monthly active visitors

Is Instagram coming to Windows Phone?

Is Instagram coming to Windows Phone?

But will there be a celebration? The problem with this picture is that if you do a search for Instagram in the Windows Phone Store, you are greeted with a number of third party apps that use the Instagram logo, and any of those could have been used on this Nokia Lumia 620. Looking at this another way, before Instagram officially joined what was then the Android Market, a number of rumors first started spreading and we saw a leaked screenshot of the app offered on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. As far as a rumor linking Instagram with the Windows Phone platform, the cupboard has been bare.

Still, there is always hope. Nothing official has been said one way or the other, so if you pray hard enough to the smartphone gods, who knows what might happen?

source: WPCentral

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posted on 03 Mar 2013, 13:24 4

1. papss (unregistered)


I understand the importance but personally don't care as I don't use it

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 13:27 3

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1316; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


it looks like a png added

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 13:33 4

3. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


I think so, because wp8 Os is became officially the third Os after Android and IOS and its also one of the fastest growing Os.

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 14:06 3

5. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Of course they'll make an app for WP8, since Nokia is going to be releasing tens of millions of these devices in the coming year. It was only a matter of time...

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 14:43 4

6. Bernoulli (Posts: 1437; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Well it might just be marketing to sell the phone at this particular retail store, besides it's Portugal, if it was let's say in United States then yeah probably a soon launch but not anytime soon, don't get me wrong Instagram on a lumia 920 would be sick!

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 14:55 1

7. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)


That's great, but the image looks fake, though it would be a huge air for windows phone 8... Still waiting, i pray im wrong

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 15:04

8. N-fanboy (Posts: 536; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Lol I think that's sth done by an amature photoshopper... Would love to see that thing in Wp tho

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 15:04

9. N-fanboy (Posts: 536; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Lol I think that's sth done by an amature photoshopper... Would love to see that thing in Wp tho

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 15:05

10. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


So what next once WP gets instagram?

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 15:11 1

11. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)


I'll tell u whats next, world domination /s

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 15:35 1

12. Bernoulli (Posts: 1437; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Well people will have an even better reason to buy a lumia 920/720 vs an iphone or an android, says me Android 18

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 15:58

13. -box- (Posts: 3749; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


meh, Facebook and Flickr and such are just fine, no need for this silly program which makes typically bad photos worse. As heavily said, "Instagram is twitter for illiterates"

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 16:12 2

14. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


it will it will......in future 100%....!!! WP is getting better and better time by time......!!!

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 01:03

15. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


No doubt it is! WP8 is becoming more, and more of a big deal. But that doesn't look anything confirming anything. More than anything looks like a sloppy space filler.

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