Instagram Coming to Windows Phone by the End of the Year

Love it or hate it, Instagram is currently a pretty big deal in the mobile space. Big enough, perhaps, that many smartphone users might not even consider switching to a phone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system unless the photo sharing app is available. If you’re one of those people, get ready to think about jumping ship: Instagram is coming to Windows Phone.

The buzz started earlier today after Tom Warren over at The Verge reported on an Instagram sighting in a promotional video for Nokia’s PureMotion technology. At around the 50-second mark, we see an app running as a live title with “Walk Up”, an image, and the number of likes and comments.

As the story began spreading, people pointed out that the icon could be showing Vimeo’s app rather than Instagram. The Verge then reached out to additional sources, and confirmed that Instagram is indeed on the way, and is set to arrive by the end of 2012. Regardless of whether or not the promo video is actually a “leak”, Insta-filtered photos are coming to Windows Phone smartphones.