Stephen Elop just announced at Nokia World that the official Instagram and Vine apps will arrive “in the coming weeks.”
The announcement addresses a longstanding complaint about Windows Phone. The lack of an official Instagram app, in particular, has become a symbol of Microsoft’s need to catch up to the iPhone and Android.
— Nokia (@nokia) October 22, 2013
And this isn’t just for the Lumia line:
For folks asking… Instagram, Vine, Xbox Video and most other apps are NOT Lumia-only. We're partnering to improve ecosystm
— Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) October 22, 2013
iOS has had an official Instagram app for about three years, while it arrived on Android in March 2012. There have been third-party alternatives for both Instagram and Vine on Windows Phone, but finally, official apps are coming to Microsoft’s ecosystem.