Whatsapp expected to land on BlackBerry 10 this week

Whatsapp expected to land on BlackBerry 10 this weekFor any smartphone OS to succeed it needs apps. A store offering the leading apps gives users access to the functions and services offered by rival platforms, but also means you’re thought of as important enough to deserve your own version of the top apps by software developers.

So good news for BlackBerry 10, then, as this week should see the arrival of a BB10 version of Whatsapp, the world’s top cross-platform messaging service.

That’s not to say the eventual arrival of Whatsapp on BB10 was ever ruled out, but the platform’s obvious association with BlackBerry Messenger may have caused a couple of bumps in the road (just my own take on things by the way, there's no actual evidence to support it).

Be that as it may, BlackBerry social media manager Alex Kinsella tweeted on Thursday a "prediction for next week" that BlackBerry Z10 users will "be downloading Whatsapp", so happier days should lie ahead.

Or happier days, anyway, as the ruling out of a Netflix app for BB10 is currently generating a fair few negative app-related headlines for BlackBerry, though mainly in the US where Netflix’s presence is strongest.

Via BGR

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8 comments

shefeek  Mar. 11, 2013 at 19:34

haiiiiiiiiiiiii

trinity2k2  Mar. 12, 2013 at 00:15

hurry!

Kazza3004  Mar. 13, 2013 at 09:35

Feels like we been waiting for ages for this!!! with whatsapp and these other applications my BB will be complete :D !!!!

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 13, 2013 at 11:23

Feels like we been waiting for ages for this!!! with whatsapp and these other applications my BB will be complete :D !!!!
AGES? BB10 has been out what? A month... :p
I thought I was impatient :D

Kazza3004  Mar. 13, 2013 at 11:29

Feels like we been waiting for ages for this!!! with whatsapp and these other applications my BB will be complete :D !!!!
AGES? BB10 has been out what? A month... :p
I thought I was impatient :D


Hahahaaaa, i know!! ive had mine for less than a month...im very impatient, check google like every day to see if theres an update on when whatsapp will be launched lol ..all these apps that are on the androids should be on the BB already, i was going to keep using my other phone and wait for whatsapp to be on the BB 10 before i started using it, but the damn BB has a micro sim card so when they transfered my number over i couldnt use my other phone anymore, which is a bit of a pain aye!!

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 13, 2013 at 11:38

Most phoneshops will give you a free micro-sim to sim adapter. Or you can buy a set on amazon for £1... nano to micro to normal. Useful.
And to be fair, when I got my Nokia N9, I knew there were hardly any apps, and I don't use many anyways; but still, I did check a lot initially to see if something worthwhile was released.... Habit, eh....what a force.

MaAndy  Mar. 13, 2013 at 14:05

Thats GOOD news indeed!! Can't wait!

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 14, 2013 at 18:07

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