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.
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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