Nokia releases #2InstaWithLove social app to put some pressure on Instagram
Update: Download link is once again working
This morning we reported on the rumor that Instagram is coming to Windows Phone, but as a possible limited exclusive to Nokia Lumia devices. That information is now somewhat betrayed by the release of #2InstaWithLove app from none other than Nokia.
The app allows you to take photos using “the classic polaroid filter” and then automatically adds the hashtag #2InstaWithLove to the photo, for sharing on your favorite social network.
According to Nokia
“Many of you have asked when Instagram will be coming to Windows Phone, and the #2InstaWithLove app was created as a way for you to have your voice heard…It's all about showing Instagram just how passionate the Windows Phone community is - so be creative, have fun and be sure to share your favorite photos with us using a social network of your choice.”
To us that doesn’t sound like Nokia has a deal locked-up with Instagram but rather are themselves ratcheting up a campaign to put pressure on the fledgling company to get on board.
Either way, the app won’t install on our Lumia 620, Lumia 900 or Lumia 920 as there is a “this app is not available for your phone” disclaimer. We’re not sure if that’s a Store error or we’re missing something but this whole situation is certainly unorthodox to begin with.
As of 6PM ET, we can now download this app to our Lumias.