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WhatsApp expands to Windows Phone 8 but snubs BlackBerry 10

Posted By TelecomTV One , 19 December 2012 | 0 Comments | (0)
Tags: OTT messaging whatsapp Windows Phone Microsoft RIM blackberry 10

Leading OTT messaging service makes Windows its new operating system choice, whilst snubbing RIM’s latest OS. By Jason Ankeny.

WhatsApp has updated its cross-platform messaging application to run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 but says it does not plan to support RIM’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10.

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WhatsApp currently supports devices running BlackBerry OS 4.6 and above, and also spans iOS and Android, serving a reported 100m daily active users.

 

When contacted by CrackBerry.com to determine its future plans, WhatsApp said “We have no plans to support BlackBerry 10 at the moment, sorry.” Just 9 per cent of mobile developers express strong interest in building BlackBerry apps according to a recent survey conducted by Appcelerator and research firm IDC. WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8 is now available for download from Microsoft's Windows Phone Store, free for the first 12 months.

 

FierceMobileContent: WhatsApp expands to Windows Phone 8, snubs BlackBerry 10; TelecomTV content partner.

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