The 41-megapixel Lumia 1020 smartphone was the star of Nokia's "Zoom Reinvented" event in New York this week, but there was also some good news on the Windows Phone app front.
Alongside the Lumia 1020, a number of popular apps are making their way onto the Windows Phone platform, including the social network Path, Twitter's video-sharing app Vine, and the social news service Flipboard, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced.
In a blog post, the Path team said it has worked closely with Nokia to build its app for Windows Phone, and specifically designed it to take advantage of the Lumia 1020's advanced camera features.
"This is a platform that we are especially excited to build on because it has been one of the most requested platforms by our users from all corners of the globe," Path said. "The Lumia 1020's 41-megapixel camera will allow users to "post photo moments that are even more vibrant than ever before."
Path does not yet have a specific Windows Phone release date, but urged users to "stay tuned." Windows Phone launch dates for Vine and Flipboard also were not announced.
One app that will be pre-loaded on the Lumia 1020, however, is a pro version of Hipstamatic's Oggl app, which launched on iPhone in May. Hipstamatic said it collaborated with Nokia's hardware team to build "an experience that uses our beautifully crafted filters alongside the device's incredible capabilities."
Oggl PRO will give mobile photographers the ability to make a variety of manual adjustments for better control over their shot, Hipstamatic said. Users will be able to reframe their image using the 3x zoom feature; set manual exposure and tap to focus; as well as control white balance, ISO, and shutter speed.
"The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the first time a hardware manufacturer has built a smartphone to be camera-first, and having the opportunity to build our software alongside this talented hardware team is exciting," Hipstamatic CEO Lucas Buick, said in a statement.
The Lumia 1020 will be available exclusively on AT&T starting on July 26 for $299.99 with a two-year contract. Pre-orders begin on July 16 via AT&T's website.