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Instagram reportedly headed to Windows Phone 8

Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Phone 8 is finally starting to look like a mobile operating system that can compete with iOS and Android. Nokia’s colorful and feature-packed Lumia 820 and 920 Windows Phone 8 smartphones only serve to cement that feeling with wireless charging and a PureView camera. But the platform really needs some killer apps to give it a boost, and it looks like one of the biggest is on the way: Instagram. According to The Verge’s anonymous sources, Facebook’s (FB) newly completed acquisition is headed to Windows Phone 8, retro-filters and all. It’s not exactly new news that Instagram is a social sharing juggernaut — it now has 100 million registered users who have collectively shared 5 billion photos. If there’s one app out of the 100,000 currently available on Windows Phone that could turn Microsoft’s woes around, it’s Instagram.

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Raymond Wong

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.