“Our ultimate goal is to bring Instagram to everyone who wants to use it,” said Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom. “We’re looking forward to watching the Windows Phone community use Instagram to capture and share beautiful moments in the coming weeks.”
The lack of an official Instagram app has been a particularly sore spot for many in the Windows Phone community. The absence was made even more notable with Nokia's recent release of the Lumia 1020. That device comes packed with a powerful 41 megapixel camera.
Instagram is a photo-sharing portal with over 150 million active users. It has been one of the most popular photography utility apps on the iOS and Android platforms for the past several years.
Today's announcement was seen as something of a snub to BlackBerry, which has been locked in a battle with Windows Phone for third place in the mobile market.