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Image of WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8 leaks

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The new small, medium, large Live Tiles for the Start Screen

The new small, medium, large Live Tiles for the Start Screen

The gang over at Windows Phone Daily was trying to find the reason why the popular chat app had disappeared from the Windows Phone Market. While rooting around the WhatsApp website, they found a folder dated July 26th. Inside the folder were screenshots for the Windows Phone 8 version of the app. While it doesn't look like a lot will change in the Apollo version of the app, there will be small, medium and large versions of Live Tiles for the Start Screen.

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

WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8

WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8


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posted on 06 Aug 2012, 00:22 1

1. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Nice I'm ready for it.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 00:23 3

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

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 03:42

9. jove39 (Posts: 1320; 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 :)

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 18:50

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

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 06:52 2

13. StreetNerd (Posts: 720; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


iOS --> focus on apps/toys/kids
android --> geeks
WP --> Social focus

true story

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 01:44

17. AeroPrime (Posts: 172; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Hey i'm a geek but i like WP

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 01:06 3

3. AeroPrime (Posts: 172; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


I like it! WP8 on the palm of my hands

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 01:17 1

4. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Love wp8

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 01:45

5. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


wow sweett!! I like it!

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 02:03 1

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.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 02:03

7. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


In the second screen shot, I see google maps when sharing location?

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 02:17

8. Yousiff (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Justin Viber!

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 03:44

10. jove39 (Posts: 1320; 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 :)

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 04:45

11. valapsp (Posts: 483; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


That Skydrive old logo ...

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 05:50

12. muhsen (Posts: 265; 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 )

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 08:26

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)

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 17:31

15. nazmi4all (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


i hope it will come for WP 7.8 also...

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