By Prarthito Maity email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Mar 06, 2013 07:48 AM EST
While Instagram is easily one of the most popular online photo-sharing, editing, and social networking services, it seems like it now has a new competitor.
Per reports, Nokia is set to re-release a Lens app for Windows Phone 8 called SpohieLens, with the company also cutting down the $1.29 price for the app and making it available for free.
It appears as of Nokia has taken this decision right on the cusp of a different report that stated that the company had released a new such app known as #2InstaWithLove for all its Lumia users.
The app allowed the user to take photos using "the classic polaroid filter" and then automatically adding the hashtag #2InstaWithLove to the photo, for the user to share on his or her favorite social network.
"Many of you have asked when Instagram will be coming to Windows Phone, and the #2InstaWithLove app was created as a way for you to have your voice heard...It's all about showing Instagram just how passionate the Windows Phone community is - so be creative, have fun and be sure to share your favorite photos with us using a social network of your choice," Nokia wrote.
Nonetheless, the SophieLens app, which came into news only last month, is actually a good-looking clone of the Instagram, barring the few minor criticisms. The app currently features five different lenses, including Cinematic, Flare, Mayfair, Roid and XPro.
Moreover, Lumia users can now download the Lomo pack for free that includes another nine filters to help the photo in contention even further. If however the user wants to get the Vintage and Life in Mono packs, he or she will have to upgrade to the PRO version of the app to unlock.
"Sophie Lens works beautifully on your device using the Windows Phone 8 lens extensibility to help you preserve the special moments in life," the official page states. "Users will enjoy a great photo capturing experience with the FAST LIVE FILTERED PREVIEW and sleek, user-friendly design. Pick from a variety of beautiful filter packs such as the Vintage, Lomo and more."
Nokia, per WPCentral, "is doing everything they can to appease the 'Where is Instagram?' crowd, including grabbing one of the top photo filter apps on the Store and re-releasing it for free to their customers."
Head over here to get the SophieLens app.
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