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Windows Phone/RT welcome dozens of new apps: Instagram, Vine, FIFA 2014, Asphalt, Temple Run 2 and more

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Windows Phone/RT welcome dozens of new apps: Instagram, Vine, FIFA 2014, Asphalt, Temple Run 2 and more

It really is Nokia's world today at Abu Dhabi – the Espoo-based handset maker has come out with a number of very compelling firsts today. So much so, in fact, that we wish we could somehow shake off that gloomy smile off our faces and witness the legendary company's latest attempt to get back into the big game without a sense of dread. A talk for another day, perhaps.


The new set of Nokia hardware goodness, however, is only a part of the whole package that the Finnish manufacturer will be pushing for consumers to consider. Whereas the aforementioned hardware has hardly ever been a weak point for most any of Nokia's devices during the last few years, the software undoubtedly has, despite Microsoft's best efforts with Windows Phone/RT. That's not to say that the underlying functionality and looks of the platform are not compelling, rather, it's the lack of an exhaustive app store that has been holding the software down. Today, Nokia is hoping to change that for at least some of us, by adding dozens of new apps to the Windows Phone/Windows RT platforms. Though an exact timetable wasn't provided, starting today, you can expect the see the following in the coming weeks: 







Windows Phone/RT welcome dozens of new apps: Instagram, Vine, FIFA 2014, Asphalt, Temple Run 2 and more

Quite a mouthful, huh? Nokia didn't stop there, however, and also announced that it'll be offering $5 million worth of rewards through its DVLUP developer program that is now available to Asha devs, too. Moreover, Nokia is also providing a range of new design, development and troubleshooting tools that the company is hoping will not only help the creative folk get more productive, but also drive much needed interest for the platform.

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