Microsoft has announced the winner of its Next App Star contest for Windows Phone. Drum roll, please? It's Wikipedia! Congratulations to Rudy Huyn on a well-earned victory. The Windows Phone Central app was also featured in the contest, to which we thank Microsoft for the inclusion. Unfortunately, we were unable to get through the stages.

We've previously looked at Wikipedia for Windows Phone and the app recently received an update to bump it up to version 2. The Next App Star contest accumulated more than 600,000 votes and the winning app managed to beat ProShot in the competitive final - only 155 votes separated the two finalists.

Huyn will now enjoy having Wikipedia featured in a Windows Phone television commercial, as well as the full winning prize package. There's a good reason the app won the contest too. It's a must-have for any Windows Phone owner. Microsoft also handed out 21 Lumia 920 devices in daily giveaways to those who participated and voted.

If you haven't already got Wikipedia on your phone, you can pick up the app on the Windows Phone Store. Head on over to the Windows Phone Blog for more details, as well as a quick video of Huyn's app.

Source: Windows Phone Blog

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