Nokia Exec Says Instagram to Officially Come to Windows Phone Soon
Chris Weber, Nokia's executive vice president, reportedly confirmed that Instagram is headed to the Windows Phone Store during a recent trip to Thailand. He didn't say exactly when Instagram will be available to Windows Phone users, only that it's coming.
This will be a major addition for Microsoft. Instagram is hugely popular with over 130 million users snapping photos and then applying one of several available filters. It's also a natural fit for Windows Phone, and in particular Nokia devices that emphasize camera performance. For example, the Lumia 1020 we recently reviewed sports a 41-megapixel Full HD rear-facing camera with autofocus and Carl Zeiss lens (see what happens when the Lumia 1020 takes flight atop an AR.Drone Quadicopter).
According to Gartner, the Windows Phone platform holds a 3 percent share of the smartphone market, enough to claim third place ahead of BlackBerry. However, it's far behind iOS (14 percent) and Android (80 percent), which together account for than 9 out of 10 smartphones.