Rumor: Instagram, Real Racing 3 and Temple Run for Windows Phone coming in May

Yesterday we brought you the story about Instagram reportedly already in the Windows Phone Store. The app is hidden, presumably for Microsoft eyes only, and we argued that if Microsoft had built the app they could be waiting on some last minute negotiations with Instagram to use their APIs legally.

Now, the same source, @anontechleaks, has a few more tidbits including images of Real Racing 3 and Temple Run—two huge titles that Windows Phone desperately needs. Real Racing 3 evidently requires 1.7GB of free space, putting it probably in 800MB range.

In related but different news, Real Racing 2 is reportedly coming soon too but as a Nokia exclusive. We’re unsure if this a case of rumors colliding or one will be for Windows Phone 8 (RR3) and one for Windows Phone 7.x (RR2).

No information was given about Temple Run.

On Instagram, the news is that it is a straight up iOS port with no Lens feature, which may be surprising for those anticipating. Of course, that can later be changed with updates, and this could be a “let’s just get it out there” move by Microsoft.

The timing of the releases is curious. May is not too far off, but it’s not exactly around the corner either. The only thing we can think is this may coincide with forthcoming firmware updates for Nokia, perhaps the GDR2 OS update and of course Verizon’s new Lumia 928, giving Microsoft and partners a very high profile May.

Interesting enough, the leaker of those images to demonstrate that they are not Photoshopped, showed the URL for the Real Racing 3 game with the ID of the app blurred out. On Windows Phone Daily an analysis of the images showed there were no PS tricks but a person could still fake the listing on the site just by entering into the CSS editor of their browser.

RUM: 8

Now that we can see the full URL and the image, it does lend more credibility to the leak though of course we cannot be 100%. 

Source: @Anontechleaks; Thanks, Er. Akshat, for the tip

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Lord Microsoft-sus-ssiah-llah, gods of technology have done it again. :bows:
  • #next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; }
    hahahaha jokes. i can't wait.  
  • Finally, someone who speaks English :)
  • +10000
  • :worship2:
  • I think Jessica Alba asked Microsoft to get it and they did. She probably has early access to it too. Either she switched back to iPhone or she has early access to Instagram beta. So yeah, lets thank Jessica Alba.. :P
  • If you can prove this, I will bow to you.
  • Jessica has been using her old phone to post to Instagram since the day she started using her Windows phone. She just uses two phones. Has been this whole time cause I've been following her way before she got a WP.
  • I need instagram and rr3 love that damn game.
  • Please let this be true.
  • Not to be a Debbie Downer, but watch these apps be buggy as all hell. :(
  • I just want temple run in regards to the other two I don't care much but if they coming then cool.
  • Same.
  • Same but any word on temple run 2 ?
  • They are talking about Temple Run 2.. I'm not sure if Temple Run 1 will be released but according to the article and pictures Temple Run 2 will be out in May.
  • I want Temple Run 0, formerly known as "Pitfall" from Activision.    That game was amazingly fast on my 1.19Mhz/128b Atari 2600. 
  • Not likely, anyone can copy a webpage in a site editor pop in a pic, change the text post up a quick browser preview then type in a URL for the screen cap. Would be nice though ^^
  • Lol
  • Instagram would be a nice plus for Windows phone for sure
  • And that's when everyone in iOS and Android will move on to something else... kinda like when Rupert Murdoch bought MySpace.
  • And when draw something was bought by zynga.
  • Hopefully this is true.  So I can stop hearing the constant clamoring for Instagram.  Now we can move on to something else.
  • This, this!
  • It could be. I suspect its a port from Android since the listing changed from android to windows phone instead of iOS. Backs it up just a tad bit.
  • Doubt that very much. iOS to WP8 is very easy to translate. Translating Java to WP8 apps is not a fun task!
  • Not if its written in C++
  • Although I'm the main "Clamorer" about Instagram I fully agree with your comment.. I'm ready to bitch about something else WP needs.. LOL! I won't stop until we're caught up with the others.
  • Exactly. "bitching" about apps and features is the only way the platform can reach parity with others, and at least have a chance of surpassing them.
    How much people "bitch" about something is an indicator of how important that thing is for the platform.
  • Yes, Yes!! I agree...
  • Bitching on WPC doesn't help, it just annoys everyone else. I had to stop reading comments for awhile since EVERY thread was an opp for some InstaWhine. It could be about ESPN and someone thinks its OK to spout off about InstaGram. Ugh.
  • You're right. Bitching is annoying... Hey, if it makes you feel better we bitch elsewhere as well.. Lol!.. Seriously, the word gets out, and these companies do get the message.. So, it's actually ok that we bitch..
  • Not really. Hoping on word getting out by bitching in the wrong places is a waste. Bitch directly to these companies you want. I've been saying this forever, but people don't read or seem to follow logic. If Instagram and Pandora have no care about WP, what makes you think they'd go to a WP fan site to read comments? If you band all the people who want an app and contact those companies' via their websites en masse, it would be difficult for them to ignore, especially if the mass contact happens very close to each other. It's sort of like a petition, except I think it'd be more effective.
  • Yeah, you're right that would be more effective. I wish we had a way to get a large amount of people to do that,, like a website or something.. I know of some sites that have attempted to bring large amounts of people to contact these developers, but they were lower quality and didn't catch on. I think it would be a great idea if WPC set up a sister site to get something like this off the ground,, you know form a list of company email addresses so that we could easily email these companies.. Not sure if that's legal or not, but it's a good idea. They could even make it a fuction in the WPC app..
  • Now that's an idea... hmm...
  • +1
  • Like Path?
  • Yeah, then it'll be that stupid snapchat bologna.
  • Booyaa!
  • Cool
  • Windows Phone always late to the party
  • That's just how the industry is while it's a distant 3rd place for now.  Much better than not getting big titles though.
  • There's late and then there is not even getting an invitation...
  • Instagram has enough money, developer power ect to make this more than just an iOS port.  If a company as large as Instagram will choose to be that lazy..........words cannot even express.
  • ......Instagram is far from a large company....
  • They had just 12 employees, IIRC, when they started building their Android app. And two of those were Android devs.  The thing is people need to remember: Instagram doesn't make much money, yet. Their hedging a bit, trying to avoid exploding overnight.
  • Facebook bought Instagram, therefore it is a large company.
  • You mean Facebook, right?  Yeah, they are tiny.
  • And MS has a stake in where's the app?
  • Why don't you learn how mergers and acquisitions work in the real world. Facebook INVESTED in their future. Instagram doesn't all of a sudden get access to their resources and team members. Get a clue and stop being ignorant.
  • I think instagram is just 6 people team
  • It sounds like Instagram isn't doing anything except letting MS make the app themselves.
  • Yeah because MS will just straight port the App over from iOS. If MS WAS making it they would Metro it...
  • Ooohhhh.. You said Metro! Ima tell yo mama on you.
  • +1
  • LOL
  • Just like they did to the FB app...
  • Personally im not fussed about these 3 but this should help the platform Grow as we score more of the top 50 apps :)
    Lets hope this is just the start and the platform can now get the recognition it deserves  
  • Temple Run 2 better come to WP7.8 too or I may have to finally upgrade my phone
  • Dude, just upgrade anyway.
  • I would, but I'm not a huge mobile gamer, my current phone works just fine, and upgrading costs money
  • Highly doubt it, but I could be surprised. Supposedly most these games didn't/won't come to WP7.x is due to native code support which it doesn't support.
  • Unity Engine isn't available for Windows Phone 7, so I wouldn't hold your breath.
  • Ah, good point
  • So, does this mean your original message really meant "give me what I want or I'll give you more money!"
  • Real Racing 2 is awesome but from everything I read, the 3rd one is a micro-transaction filled pile of shit. Still good news for the platform, especially Instagram.
  • You would be correct about RR3.
  • Imagine that went to Win8. Prep up the memory editors...
  • Have a lens in the instagram isn't very important as long as you can upload.
  • Agreed. A nice to have but I'd rather have one without a lens than none at all, its the only app i miss. Updates could always add it in later too.
  • Insta-rumor again. Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my.
  • Finally when instagram is close to become irrelevant it is coming to windows phone. good way, Microsoft, to attract only secondhanders.
  • A lot of people use instagram
  • I'd like to see a source that says Instagram is losing relevancy.
  • Well they did lose 25% of their daily active users after its ToS crap during the holidays
  • They did?  Pretty sure that was debunked.  They are stil growing... and growing.. and growing.....
  • I am sure they are, but according to there own metrics they lost 25% of daily active users during the holidays, from ~16 million to ~12 million
  • If you guys check i told you it was coming lol i know things
  • I know things too. We have so much in common :)
  • Its awesome lol shh...dont tell anyone what we know
  • Ok, so when is kirosoft going to port their games to WP? I want them so bad. Most addicting games on a mobile platform and do simple too.
  • I will investigate as i did with instagram ^.^
  • What about snapchat?
  • So far nothing
  • I've never even tried Instagram but all of this constant hype is making me really curious. :)
  • Don't, resist the temptation, it's a black hole of crappy "artistic" photos.
  • I beg you don't go into the dark side. LOL
  • Filters are optional. You can post nice untouched photos or add filters. It's fun, but is nowhere as good as fhotoroom. But it's definitely MUCH larger, user base wise.
  • I tried it. When I had an instagram account, I didn't even upload photos, I just viewed, so I loved wpgram. Then I notices that "I" posted weird comments, and my username got changed, so I deleted it.
  • If the port of Instagram is anything like the Words With Friends port, then we are screwed
  • WWF is a game, this is an app. It should be a better/faster port.
  • Ok hope so
  • WWF isn't that bad anymore. Yes, it would have been nice to have it built specifically for WP. But its a heleva lot better today than when it was when first released. 
  • And thusly crumbles my wife's last remaining defense against the Dark Side. She shall now join with me to rule the Galaxy as my Queen! Besides, Android sucks. :p
  • +1000
  • Thumbs up, like +1
  • +100000
  • I see what you did there with galaxy. :)
  • Same twerpy account that posted the same twerpy 'leak' yesterday? And you're giving it an 8?
    Come on WP Central, you're better than this.
  • Your argument is not convincing. I see a full game listing for Real Racing 3 and it counts as evidence, sorry. Seriously, what is so far fetched about RR3 and Temple Run coming to Windows Phone? Or Instagram for that matter? It's not only plausible but expected, no?
  • When an account (a brand new account too) posts something that is clearly fake one day, I'm not going to believe them when they make more bold announcements the day after.
    The Instagram 'photo' was done because doing it that way, low quality / blurry helps mask any imperfections. The category the app was listed in doesn't even exist, and the first line says 'Android', and makes no mention of Windows Phone. My skepticism is well placed.
    As far as I can tell there's not even a shred of evidence. We can agree to disagree if that's favourable, but rating things based on what you want to happen is hugely flawed.
  • "... but rating things based on what you want to happen is hugely flawed."
    I would have thought it was well known by now that I don't always print what I actually know.  
  • Ooh, Daniel knows something.. I assume the 8 score is a hint in that regard, right?
  • Dan knows stuff. I always thought Dan knew things. He's like an evil god who knows how our universe will be shaped, but can't tell us. We bow to you..
  • +9999999999999999999
  • +10000
  • Imagine that, a category that none of us see in the store for an app that is rumoured to be hidden.
  • Any rumor on the sought after Myspace app?
  • MySpace was revealed through a bug in Nokias app highlights
  • JK...I could care less.
  • LMAO!
  • Oh lmao
  • LMAO!!!!!
  • All WP8 needs is the Glasgow city council app and that's us then :)
  • Lol. What's that useful for, returning library books? #DundeeCityCouncilGetYourActTogether
  • Great. Instagram and Temple run will be out of the way.
    Wonder what app people will complain about next?
    Hope this is true though. The platform needs this more than ever.
  • The next plausible is more XBox games.
  • Ruzzle, snapchat, (city and farm simulations)
  • Those are good guesses
  • I work with teens, fun run and snapchat are big right now
  • I'm a teen, and I've never heard of fun run.
  • Quoted for troof!
    "Great. Instagram and Temple run will be out of the way. Wonder what app people will complain about next?" My prediction is Rocklive will be the app to cry about.
    That and the constant tears over a "notification center".
  • Flipboard and Pinterest for me....
  • VINE! Also snapchat, tumblr, and flipboard. And more exclusive games. Be careful what you ask, lol!
  • Vine isn't even on Android yet, so give it time.
  • The furby app
  • My god I hate running-games. And seriously the fuss about Temple run baffles me.
    But in glad for popular apps appearing :)
  • This has been so crazy
  • what about real racing 2 as achiefements areup wonder if it was canned
  • I get the Instagram and real racing, but the Temple Run thing blows my mind. Absolutely don't get all the hype over it.
  • I'm not sure that this deserves an 8. I'd say more like a 5 or 6, but I really hope this is true. We need Instagram!
  • There is 0 evidence of any forgery or Photoshop tricks on any of those images. 
  • Come on Daniel, 5 minutes editing the HTML of an existing listing would give you a perfect page, no Photoshop required.
    Also, it's strange that he has shown the URL after I asked him to on Twitter, but has hidden half of it... what would he have to lose by showing the full URL?  Only his credibility when it turns out to be faked.
    I hope it's all true, but this all seems very suspect.
  • Could you please let us be in denial? I would appreciate it (for WP to succeed, I could care less about these apps!).
  • Honestly, Temple Run was announced along with WP8. It's ridiculous that it takes so long to arrive to the store.
    But then was Data Sense and Microsoft decided to remove it from the system and give it as an exclusive to a damn American carrier. So I expect nothing from Microsoft apart from new schemes at this point.
  • Why is it MS's fault and not the developers?
  • Because it was Microsoft who announced it and gave the face to the slap. Had it been announced by the developers, they would be to blame. But they weren't the ones making the announcement.
  • Now that we can see the full URL and the image, it does lend more credibility to the leak though of course we cannot be 100%.
    I can't tell how that lends any credibility. This could very easily have been a locally designed webpage and the user could have entered whatever they want into the URL bar. I could mock this up in about 5 minutes.
  • Seems like a lot of effort for something that really isn't that big of a deal. I mean, RR3 and Temple Run were talked about before with the latter even being announced in October...why take the time to make a fake Store app page? What's the motivation?
  • Publicity.. Same reason all those losers make stuff up in the first place. Haven't looked myself but wonder how many twitter followers that account has now? Not saying a agree or disagree with the rumors, happy to wait them out and see what happens :)
  • @Rubino
    If you do not understand the motivation, you need to try life without the rose colored glasses. A couple motivations are 1) publicity which need not have any deeper meaning, and 2) watching people around places like this dance around like puppets on strings. There can also be other more unpleasant motivations such as generating negative press for the OS when things do not materialize. Seriously, if you do not understand this stuff you must be on drugs a lot more potent than the post-op painkillers I am taking. I at least have the excuse of having just had spinal surgery....
  • The thing is it is not really that much effort at all. For someone that knows what they're doing, it would take 10 minutes tops. As for motivation, have you heard of trolling?
  • Ooof ffffffff#&@ffa
  • If we finally get Instagram I wonder what the next "but it doesn't have..." will be.
    Any thoughts?
  • Vine.
  • Yep.
  • What the crap is Vine?
  • HBO, HULU, Wells Fargo, etc
  • WELLS FARGO!!!!!
  • Amazon Cloud Player, Pandora.
  • Pandora is coming like temple run lol but I'd say HBO, Hulu, Ing direct, wells Fargo, ruzzle, snapchat, GameStop, gamefly.
  • Waze!
  • ...Temple Run 2....
    Though seriously, there are a few big ones missing, e.g. Flipboard.
  • The rumour is about Temple Run 2 :|
  • Rocklive, and "notification center".
    F'n lemmings, I swear...
  • Fart Apps such as:
    Fart Destroyer
    Fart a Good Fart
    Don't let them see you Fart
    Don't let them see you Fart 2
    Silent But Deadly
    Fart Apocolypse (I hope this one gets on board soon)
    There's others, but those are the big ones.
  • LMAO!
  • Lol like that one
  • Firmware update to have notification lights? Have the Windows logo blink to alert u of a missed event. Would tie in great with notification center.
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Furby
  • Our own Xbox video downloads...
  • Boy, you guys love to stir up those instagram rumors there at WPC.
  • I remain skeptical of real racing since EA is the publisher.
  • .....why?
  • I agree with prestonalan, why? There are some great EA games already on windows phone, some of those being Nokia exclusives though
  • Because EA is an a#$hole.
  • Real Racing 3 is largely ruined by its freemium mechanics which, according to many reviews, are overwhelmingly hostile and serve no other purpose gameplay-wise other than to eek more cash out of you. It's similar to Flight Control Rocket - also EA published - which is a free-to-play game on iOS. There's an overwhelming amount of levels, ships, robots, powers, rechargers, and things for you to wait for or unlock with the rare in-game currency. Even the WP8 version, which is a priced game on XBOX, still includes the mechanics even though you paid for the game and there is no way to buy your way out of the waits for recharges. It tarnishes what would've been an otherwise excellent game experience. I think that is largely what he's talking about.
  • Not to ruin the party, but Instagram will be a Verizon exclusive
  • Dafuu u saying? Lol
  • Explain.
  • Verizon is aa about exclusive devices/features. To get behind Nokia and WP they want Instagram to be their exclusive like data sense.
  • Maybe not Verizon exclusive but Nokia exclusivity would be on top of list since they are the only manufacturer that cares.
  • I want Jetpack Joyride and Pandora.
  • Jetpack Joyride would be awesome.
  • +10000
  • +infinity
  • I understand jetpack joyride. But there are 3rd party pandora apps
  • Instead of Instragram, i am want Path badly! Please where is it? The rumors about path was in Febuary, i guess,, any update guys?
  • Where the hell is Myspace!!
  • It's at
  • Loool :))
  • i hope it gonna be soon hopefully please microsoft ur the best among all!!!!
  • I'm starting to think the real hoax is that Microsoft cares about Windows Phone. Why would any company wanting to gain momentum move this slow?
  • +1000
  • Me too
  • btw make it free :D
  • Temple run and temple run 2?
  • I believe temple run was already confirmed awhile ago, this rumour is about temple run 2
  • Ya it was, but I'm now doubting it and will feel that only TR2 will be available. Who knows.
  • Instead of Instragram, i want Path badly! Please, where is it? The rumors about path was in Febuary, i guess,, any update guys?
  • I have to believe these are fake. I don't doubt they are coming, but notice how the leaks have all had rounded corners for the icon? That is not a windowsphone icon. Windows phone icons are enot rounded, they are blocks to follow the MetroUI
  • +1 had the same thought
  • I know Instagram is coming for sure!
  • Now we need Pixlr-o-matic
  • Awesome!
  • @Daniel, somebody replied to @anontechleaks and mentioned that the 4 screenshots below that app description were horizontal thumbnails or in landscape mode (implying it was fake). I checked the windows phone store website on my laptop and screenshots for recent games like the amazing spider-man, asphalt 7 heat and real soccer 2013 are all vertical (ie, portrait mode).
  • Pandora??? That's what I want
  • The description is from Google Play Store. Besides, I haven't seen a single app that's got horizontal thumbnails in the Windows Phone Store web interface. Just saying...
  • Just saw your tweet mentioning the same. that is a very valid point!
  • Oops, seems like I was wrong about the thumbnails. FYI
    But anyone can do this with any iOS or Android app just for fun really easily, still.
  • Daniel, doesn't the tweet say temple run 2, unlike the title?
  • Fine but the first quarter is about concluded and still no Pandora. What is up with that Daniel?
  • Every article I've read today, as well as a source of mine in a position of knowing, points to the Nokia Lumia 928 coming around or soon after Easter/early April. This site is the only place where I've seen the release date hinted for May
  • My daughter wanted her moms to phone for the first time last night? Why, Temple Run 2. It would be nice to have.
  • all i want to say im glad its going to be for EVERYONE .
  • More people are signing up and using Instagram everyday. Whether we like it or not the presence of Instagram matters.
  • hopefully Instagram is released so we can get everyones attention onto a proper Facebook app
  • +10
  • So... Tom Warren from The Verge says as follows:
    Tom Warren ‏@tomwarren
    Instagram, Real Racing 3, and Temple Run 2 for Windows Phone Store "screenshots" are all fake.
  • Of course he does... Just like he is countering what the 928's specs will be, yet no one at the verge likes to reveal their 'sources'.
  • Does that mean that he is wrong then?
  • Honestly, I don't think that makes him wrong, but just cause he says something doesn't make it right either, it is simply his opinion; unless he can prove that these rumors and screenshots truly are fake.
  • why the heck would they reveal their sources? someone gives you inside information and you go ahead and reveal their identity?
  • These are the kind of news that interes me now a days
  • Yess all of us
  • Is anyone else SICK of hearing about instagram? Is it really that important?
  • Is anyone sick of people asking why Instagram is important?
  • Nope
  • I've never been so excited for something I have no interest in
  • I'm so angry about these apps causing a stir on WP that I'll be the first to buy the minute they're out and see for myself whats so good about them!
  • Seems odd that they say "Please make sure you have at least 1.7GB of free space on your device. If you're having trouble downloading over 4G, please switch to a WiFi network. We're working on it."
    I thought anything over 50MB you had to download over WiFi? I would love to be able to download with my 30MB/S LTE instead of 4MB/S WiFi... haha
  • It is a fake .says tom warten from The verge
  • And you believe everything anyone says without being shown proof first? If that is the case, I have a bridge to sell you.
  • The V has been very wrong about so many things in the last year, I don't even read their site anymore. They were yelling at the top of the lungs that Instagram will launch with WP8 according to their "trusted" sources.
  • Ah yes their trusted sources that they always refuse to reveal, the same sources that told them there would never be a wp7.8
  • The important thing is this:  By June most of the stuff will be out there until Nokia's Sept Hardware blitz with Blue
    Micrpsoft is rumored to preview xBox 720 after the Game Developers Conference in April. A high Level Teaser.
    Then there's the May stuff w/Instragram and the 928.
    Then there's e3 where XBox 720 is rumored to be front and center---which likely means some preview of Blue as far as its use for Smart Glass and Controllers and multi-screen action across the MS paltforms. A Windows 8.Blue review is squeezed in there too in June as it will go to OEM and Developers in time for back-to-school sales
  • im sorry for my fellow wp users but i think having apps for 8 and 7.8 is slowing these apps from release. you got you wide tiles and other tweaks. if you want certain apps then upgrade. i hated the idea of 7.8 and that hasnt changed.
  • Wow I can almost hear the Apples falling down from the tree!
  • :DD
  • I wonder if the update to WP8 will bring something special to IE10? SVT (our big local TV station in Sweden) have announced that sometime during mid April there service will work on WP8 (not WP7). That makes this extraordinarily since SVT does not allow any form of download formats (like YouTube) and there have been a no go from the tv network in the current form. SVT have taken the "no apps" approach and currently only fully supports Apples HTML5 standard with app or Adobe Flash for Android and nothing for WP.
    Potential for U.K BBC should also brighten up if this is the case.
    Currently SVT will open streams in April, that's all I know as they stated so in there own forum. And that have to mean something have changed.... so exiting times if IE10 gets rich web standards since its fairly limited currently.
    Last post in the complaint Swedish.
  • iOS port? Does this mean something has to be installed first like android port for BB10? Anyone?
  • No, its just the look of the app. It will not look like "metro", just like the one on iOS = no graphical changes.
    They basically just lifted the app straight in to WP "as it is".
  • This is questionable. I really hope it's true. I've been emailing Instagram forever on this. It's an important platform to give Windows Phone the cutting edge.
  • This anontechleaks guy is straight trolling and you all are falling for it.
  • Name calling doesn't make you right. Facebook bought them for $1Billion, so regardless of whether they are operating separately or not, IG has resources.
  • Because they don't have software to upgrade, families to feed, hardware to purchase, ect.
  • As much as I don't care about instagram, wp8 needs it to be successful and competitive. Sad but true :(
  • hope its true, but i want viber plz viber come sooner than soon
  • Why is temple run so important? I played it and it's nothing special. Between this and instagram I'm starting to think that the community focuses on completely random and arbitrary things instead of things that actually matter.
  • These are for 18 years old and under, mostly. Just look at the percentage of teenagers on Instagram posing in bathroom mirrors.
  • Real racing is good but what happened to NFS Undercover that I even paid for?
  • May seems far but hey if true least these apps are coming.. I only care about the game portion apps since Idgaf about instagram but now no one would can complain about it no being on the OS.. Lately MS seem to be pumping out apps/approving to the store which is good, we should have some more gameloft games release by may and hope maybe a more updated Skype app yes? = win
  • since when are store links just like<language>/store/app/<appname> ?
  • I found the achievements for Real Racing 2
  • I can't wait! Well I guess I'll have to wait, but this is great news!!
  • This is fake....I could do this in a couple minutes by editing a webpage with this code: javascript:document.body.contentEditable='true'; document.designMode='on'; void 0
  • Whatever happened to uploading images NORMALLY? I use the Photo Hub to upload directly to Facebook. Seriously, Instagram?
  • Honestly, I say hold Instagram till it's really polished. Quality over quantity is what I wish to see.
  • Make it happen Nokia
  • Daniel gave every aspect of these rumors an 8 because he already knows they're true. I've been noticing your posts and the weekly podcasts Daniel - Your poker face okay, but not great (even when you're under the weather). You MS/WP8 informant should be very proud of you!
  • COMING IN MAY ............T_T
  • Its a fake screenshot. Why cant anybody see that. Shame on you for posting it. I can use my own host file to show any url you want. Demand more proof or contact MS. Report tampering with their site, see what their response is before posting. Then you will have your answer.
  • I'm pretty sure Instagram will also be available for WP8 AND WP7, but I can't say the same for the latter when you bring in Temple Run and Real Racing 3.........
  • Honestly, if they just give the app "WPGram" permission to upload pictures and stuff, the "Instagram Experience" would be sooo much better on WP. Much better than just porting a whole different Instagram app.
    WPGram is visually better and more feature-rich than Instagram. Little things like the option to save the images, see the filter name, the EXACT upload time, pan and zoom and just an overall better experience. The only thing that app is missing is the upload feature.
  • WPGRAM is pretty sweet. I started using it and uninstalled the other Instagram clients. Upload supports is all that's missing. The search feature could be improved also
  • Metrogram+Lomogram for me
  • As Tom Warren says these are all here for more details:
  • Seriously? You are taking the mans opinion as fact, he has provided no proof that those screenshots have been faked. Faked or not, you can't just believe everything he says.
  • Took me a few minutes. Hehe.
  • Looks like you have inside sources too. Lol.
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  • The games will still be free on other platforms while we get charged because of the "XBL" branding......
  • OHNOES NO LENSES!?!?!?!?!
    like we didnt have enough LENSES already,
  • CCL. Couldn't care less. I really think this Instagram talk the last few weeks has gotten out of hand. It is not such a big deal. Sure a lot of people want it,but my phone is wonderful, there's not one thing i want for it. Not GDR2 or 3. Not Blue. Nothing. It gives me everything i need already. If i had to go back to Android to use Instagram or play Temple Run I'd cry.
  • OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TEMPLE RUN????????? MAY??????????? WHAT???????????
  • This is Great News!! Microsoft needs to get really serious, if some apps need to be done by Microsoft at zero cost do it!!! Instagram will be really welcome... i am just addicted! lol i know i know  i'm silly
  • Instagram would be a huge kick in the ass foe MS if we actually get this app........
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  • I really wish all these app developers from other platforms would stop "...Waiting for Windows Phone to grow" They force us to have a secondary device