Image of WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8 leaks
For a second, it appeared that a major clue was found in the images of the Start Screen which showed a date of November 28th in the calendar. Normally that would be seen as a potential launch date. But since that same date is used on the screenshots of the app for the Windows Phone 7.5 version, the November 28th date means nothing at all.
Getting back to the removal of WhatsApp from the Windows Phone Marketplace, the app's co-founder Brian Acton says a new version will be coming to the Marketplace soon. Considering that it has been free on Windows Phone and 99 cents for other platforms, when WhatsApp returns to Windows Phone Marketplace, it might come with an adjustment in price.
source: WhatsApp via WindowsPhoneDaily, WPCentral
2. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)
A whole new OS.......I would be extremely bold (or stupid) to leave android for windows phone....So far I still dont see how it is even better than apples OS! never mind going to windows phones lol...........just my opinion people
9. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Have you used WP8 ever for such a conclusion? Take it easy...give the poor guy a chance to prove :)
16. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)
well i tried to to check out the UI of windows phones...and seen that it could work for me but all in all It would end up being a major downgrade from android as android pretty much has everything you need....widgets,apps,gaming... etc I would like to learn more about windows phone 8 to see the OS in its entirety but so far it seems a little bit different AND less from apples os...Just what ive noticed
13. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
iOS --> focus on apps/toys/kids
android --> geeks
WP --> Social focus
6. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
The start screen customization is enough for me, Now i need to know if changing each tile color really work, so far good job from Microsoft paying developers to port apps for Windows Phone users.
7. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
In the second screen shot, I see google maps when sharing location?
10. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I'll for sure buy a WP8 device...provided it is shipped with hardware specs of top Android devices of the time :)
12. muhsen (Posts: 245; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
i think it'll remain free since only ios version costs 99 cents not other platforms (as the author put it in a way that all other plarforms charge for it,long story but apple was behind the 99 cent thingy not whatsapp since the ios vesrion was originally free).while symbian,blackberry,s40,android and wp versions r free at their corresponding stores.
not to mention that whatsapp(the company) is a very good friend of Nokia's and Nokia will not let that happen.(in the last couple of years, there isn't a single nokia ad whether it's for s40,symbian or windows phone without seeing the whatsapp icon on the advertised phone ,they even made an ad for whatsapp fo S40 and nokia mentioned once on its blog that they r good friends with whatsapp, nokia considered that whatsapp win of app of the year in MWC as one of its own wins )
14. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)
not interesting, my sony arc s messaging application look like that but different color. When I used go sms I install theme which has not many different style from that. Maybe the only uniqe is the big title and free (although 99 cents/yr is cheap)