Vine to be released for Windows Phone

Vine is coming soon to Windows Phone 8, as this mock-up shows.

When Nokia announced its 41-megapixel Lumia 1020, it also announced a bevy of apps that would be coming to Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, some of which are set to be exclusive to Nokia devices. Tucked away in a press release, however, Nokia has revealed one app it didn't announce during its presentation: Vine.

In the press release, Nokia slid in the mention of Vine – the short video sharing service – with the apps it formally announced. "It was also announced that popular applications Vine, Path and Flipboard will soon be available on Windows Phone," the press release states, though it doesn't specifically mention the app as a Lumia exclusive, likely meaning it will be released for all Windows Phone 8 devices.

Notably, Vine looks set to arrive before Instagram, the photo- and video-sharing app that's been frequently requested for Windows Phone. Instagram recently added its video-sharing capabilities after Vine, which was developed by Twitter, was released. Vine was initially released for iOS in January; an Android version followed in June, when Twitter also added the capability to view Vine videos to its Windows Phone app.

An exact release date for the Windows Phone version of Vine has yet to be announced.

Source: Nokia via MobileSyrup

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