Image of WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8 leaks

Image of WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8 leaks
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


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17 Comments

1. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Nice I'm ready for it.

2. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 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: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Have you used WP8 ever for such a conclusion? Take it easy...give the poor guy a chance to prove :)

16. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 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: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

17. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Hey i'm a geek but i like WP

3. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I like it! WP8 on the palm of my hands

4. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Love wp8

5. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

wow sweett!! I like it!

6. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 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: Aug 06, 2012

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

8. Yousiff

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

Justin Viber!

10. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'll for sure buy a WP8 device...provided it is shipped with hardware specs of top Android devices of the time :)

11. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

That Skydrive old logo ...

12. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 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: Mar 08, 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)

15. nazmi4all

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

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

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