WhatsApp will not be supporting BlackBerry 10

WhatsApp will not be supporting BlackBerry 10
RIM has been doing its part to keep the excitement and the anticipation levels high for the upcoming release of BlackBerry 10 next month. We have seen a lot of companies lining up to bring their applications to the new platform. 

Unfortunately, WhatsApp will not be one of those applications. WhatsApp is a nicely executed cross-platform instant messaging service that provides delivery confirmation.  It also has proven to be a consistent performer and has about 20 millions users. The app is currently available across most smartphone operating systems, Android, iOS, BlackBerry 7, Windows Phone, even Symbian and Nokia S40. After receiving an inquiry about the upcoming BlackBerry 10 release, the response from WhatsApp said simply, “We have no plans to support BlackBerry 10 at the moment, sorry.”

Okay, so you see “at the moment” and think, “Well, that means they might support it later!” We do not want to rob you of that ray of hope, so hold on to it if you want to. Alas, as it stands now, at best case, WhatsApp will not be available when BlackBerry 10 launches.  However, it is certainly reasonable to think that WhatsApp would develop their app for BlackBerry 10 if it proves to be the success that RIM says it will be.

source: CrackBerry.com

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41 Comments

40. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

f**k whatsapp

25. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

love whatsapp....its one, if not the, best x-platform messaging app..got everything we need.. and honestly i like that people can't check on me if i'd read a message, 'coz i dont like checking on whether people'd read my msgs...

22. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

It's obvious why what's app will not be launched on BB10, because it's developers know they can't compete with BBM on blackberry's. Any one who purchase blackberry's, they purchase it for it's security and BBM, and most berry users are addicted to BBM, so there is very less chance that third party app can compete with BBM on berry's................

21. stevetruman

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

Dear friends.. BB10 bbm is already better than whatsapp.. coz there wont be anymore bbm pin# as integrate with phonebook same as whatsap.. and plus pro for bb10 is it has video call.. what does whatsapp lack?

31. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

No... it won't be better than BBM! Every single one of my friends use WhatsApp.. it is available on almost all available major platforms! BBM is only available on BlackBerry phones... And very few of my friends are pathetic enough to still carry that around.

19. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

whatsapp is lack innovation. old ui and lack customization. I hope other similar app give real treat to them. waiting my friend move to line or kakao for true free service

18. antmiu2

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

r.i.p bb10

16. iDroidx650

Posts: 83; Member since: May 26, 2010

Can't bb10 runs android apps?

20. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Yes.. And Bla1ze from crackberry has successfully ported the Android version of Whatsapp into BB10 Dev device and it works. It's not native app, but untill they release one, BB10 users can still port from the Android app.

15. pedro.lopez

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

Whatsapp doesn't provide read confirmation. This was made clear by themselves. The most aproximate is that you can see last time the user was connected and possibly read your message, but that's all. Double-check is just sended and delivered, in contrast with bbm that a message really is sended, delivered and read.

17. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Thanks for information, correction made. Having used the app so much, the second check just seemed to correlate to "read" but indeed it is just to note successful delivery to the device.

7. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Blackberry ? Meh

2. ODabaja unregistered

After about a month of whatsapp being pulled from the windows phone 8 store, it reemerged today. It was said to bring faster application performance (up to 6x faster), an enormous amount of bug fixes (it had quite a few) and support for new emojis. The new version should be better right? WRONG. The app is running slower, if it even runs at all. The connection constantly times out and disconnects frequently. Forget new emojis, the option to add emojis was completely removed, and it came with a new batch of bugs to go along with the old one. Mind you, it was gone to be remodeled for a month. Whatsapp is trash. My windows store is trash. Back to my Note 2 and android. -Disgusted windows phone user.

4. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

It works flawlessly on Android, at least on my last two phones. But it's not available on iOS. So I would think they would show WP8 and BB10 some serious love. I wonder what their game plan is because the limited support for other devices is forcing many people to Kik, which I'm starting to like much better now with the new update.

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I though it was available in Sh€€p Land?

12. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Not that I can see. And every time I've asked friends with iPhones to download it, they would say "I cant find it. Just use iMessage". Lol...ahhh that's funny!

13. ODabaja unregistered

Look into things for yourself and dont rely on others. Its a cross-platform messenger and is available for ios.

24. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Well, after checking my iPad for the third time today, it still isn't coming up. I have and use the app. It the others that can't seem to find it.

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Another misinformed fandroid.

23. KayPhl

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

It is available on iOS. It is for iPhone only. It does not support iPad, and iPod touch.

26. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Checked again... Not there. This time I checked both my iPad and computer... It simply ain't there.

27. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

it's available only for iPhones, i would know because my old 4 had it, and my mom's 5 has it, you have to pay $0.99 for it though, as opposed to the Android Version which is free for a year

28. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Oh wait, I think you might have to be iJailbroken.

29. romeo1

Posts: 830; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

whatsapp is only available for phones if i'm correct so also not for the tablets from apple or android. but it is for the iphone. Maybe you can't see it on your computer cause you don't have an iphone? I think that could be the only reason why you can't see it because i did get it for my fathers 4s

30. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

You are incorrect because it's installed on my Gorgeous Galaxy Note II 4G LTE ☆ with Multi Windows; and, I had it installed on my DROID RAZR MAXX!!

41. romeo1

Posts: 830; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

So why am i incorrect? You are naming 2 phones? I'm talking about the tablets that can't use whatsapp cause they don't have a phonenumber im not sure about the tablets with 3g. And I'm glad you like your note2.

32. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Whateverman/PAPINYC You guys are not the brightest of the bunch are you? I heard there's this website called google.com where you can type words and it'll search the web for you. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=whatsapp+ios

33. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Well, it seems your the a$$ in assumption because like most of the people here that like to attack people before attempting to really THINK! Not I just did a basic web search of the app. That web search gave me a link to Whatsapp in the iTunes app store. I clicked on the link which attempted to bring to location in which I could download the app, when suddening a pop up message appeared... "not available in the US App Store". Your talking to a technician ma'am, so I tend to think a little harder a deep than the average fanboy like yourself. And you were to deep in your fanboy rage to realize, I'm not the one with the problem...it was people I KNEW...WITH IPHONES... that couldn't find the app. So we were ALL right in one way or another. But you chose to be the one to get his a$$ handed to him for being disrespectful. Class dismissed. Much respect to all of you who disagree with me but still conducted yourselves like ladies and gentelmen. Wish we had more like you all here!

34. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Sorry for not proof reading everyone. Will do better.

37. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

That's a very riveting tale chap. Next time tell a more believable story though. We all know that you don't have any friends or know anyone with iphones. Have a nice day. Ninetysix Technician Level II

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