Windows Phone News Byte: Vine Is Coming To Windows Phone 8 As Nokia Looks To Attract More Big-Name Apps

Perhaps the most understated-announcement at Nokia's Lumia 1020 release event today was the promise of Vine for Windows Phone 8 within the year. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced onstage that apps from CNN,Yelp, Foursquare, and more would all become available in the near future Nokia announced a new smartphone, the Lumia 1020, with a 41-megapixel camera in its latest bid to catch up with rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc. The Finnish mobile phone maker is betting its future in smartphones on Microsoft Corp's Windows Phone operating system, as well as on high-tech photography features. Hoping to snag a few more paying customers -- and offer an alternative to Google Maps --, Nokia is bringing its suite of mapping, turn-by-turn direction, and transit apps to all Windows Phone 8 smartphones. The app, known as Here will arrive in the Windows Phone Store by the end of the week.
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