Posted 07/12/2013 at 9:16 AM
Posted 4 years ago
As we predicted a couple of weeks back, Vine is making its way onto Windows Phone 8. With the news of Instagram’s new video feature, Twitter moved quickly to expand Vine by launching an app for Kindle Fire – a strange move, but one that suggested it wouldn’t be long before the 6-second video creation service made its way over to the Microsoft platform. Instagram does not currently have an app on Windows Phone, and with owners of the operating system crying out for big-name developers, Vine will gain an advantage and build upon its 13 million-strong registered users.
Nokia made the announcement of Vine for Windows Phone 8 in the press release for the launch of the new Lumia 1020, which is to be launched later this month. Neither Nokia nor Twitter revealed details of exactly when Vine would be available, but a spokesperson from the Finnish mobile manufacturer did say that it could “confirm that Vine will be coming to Windows Phone.”
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is to feature a huge 41-megapixel camera sensor and retroactive zooming function that is set to make it the most advanced smartphone camera on the market. Apps such as Vine will be key in helping users adopt the technology.
In addition to Vine, Nokia announced that social news aggregator Flipboard and social networking site Path would also be making their way over to Windows Phone in the near future.
Path will take advantage of the new imaging SDK to make better use of the 1020 camera and will boast certain features that are exclusive to the Lumia.
“The Lumia 1020 combines the customization inherent to Windows with the great graphics and optics that Nokia is known for,” Path said in a report by Pocket-lint. “The device is equipped with a 41-megapixel camera – the best on the market – along with the Nokia Imaging SDK with 50 premium Nokia filters.”
Vine, Flipboard and Path are exciting additions to the WP lineup – let’s hope this is the start of more big names to come.