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WhatsApp is stopping support for all Symbian, Nokia S40, BlackBerry phones. Phones running older versions of Windows, Android and iOS operating systems will also not be supported.
The shutdown of the service for these devices and platforms will happen at the end of the year, December 31, 2016. https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/20951556

Android users still on Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 will no longer be able to use WhatsApp.

Windows phone users will have to upgrade beyond Windows Phone 7.1 to continue enjoying services. iOS 6 will not be supported, which will affect those Apple users who are holding back from updating the OS.

The devices that WhatsApp will no longer be supported are: Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition, Nokia Asha 206, Nokia Asha 208, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 301, Nokia Asha 302, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306, Nokia Asha 308, Nokia Asha 309, Nokia Asha 310, Nokia Asha 311, Nokia Asha 515, Nokia Asha 500, Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia Asha 230, Nokia C3-00, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02, Nokia X2-00, Nokia X7, Nokia E6, Nokia N8, Nokia C6, Nokia C7, Nokia E7, Nokia 500, Nokia 600, Nokia 603, Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia 808, Nokia 5800, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5230, Nokia 5233, Nokia 5235, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6, Nokia X5-01, Nokia C6, Nokia C5-03, Samsung i8910 Omnia HD, Sony Ericsson Satio, Sony Ericsson Vivaz, Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro, Nokia 5700, Nokia 6110, Nokia 6120, Nokia 6121, Nokia 6124, Nokia 6700, Nokia 6290, Nokia E51, Nokia E63, Nokia E66, Nokia E71, Nokia E90 Communicator, Nokia N76, Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N82, Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia 5320, Nokia 5630, Nokia 5730, Nokia 6210, Nokia 6220, Nokia 6650 fold, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 6720, Nokia 6730, Nokia 6760 Slide, Nokia 6790 Surge, Nokia C5, Nokia E52, Nokia E55, Nokia E72, Nokia E73, Nokia E75, Nokia E5, Nokia N78, Nokia N79, Nokia N85, Nokia N86 8MP, Nokia N96, Samsung GT-i8510, Samsung GT-I7110, Samsung SGH-L870, Samsung SGH-G810 and Samsung SGH-iNNN.

Personal info sharing
WhatsApp will share your phone number with Facebook, you have 30 days to opt-out. https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/general/26000016

Transferring Chat history
check out http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/21002842

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Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« on: May 18, 2011, 11:20:57 PM »
Is there anything out there that fits the title?
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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 12:01:58 AM »
Yes they might be coming out with it soon. Google it

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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 12:13:29 AM »
For what platforms?
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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 12:48:13 AM »
KIK is an app for iphone and android
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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 01:01:15 AM »
I'm waiting for a universal app that covers features similar to BBM's, but an independent one that everyone will use regardless of what platform/phone they have.
I recently heard of one called Whatsapp that supposedly is becoming popular.
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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 05:34:18 AM »
Yes they might be coming out with it soon. Google it

They've been saying it for a long time, but I'm not sure it's coming too soon. I've seen theories suggesting that RIM is stringing their customers along, by making them think BBM will launch on other platforms as well, when really RIM is dead afraid of a mass-exodus if they release BBM elsewhere. I think this has even been discussed on DDF.
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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011, 09:43:48 AM »
They've been saying it for a long time, but I'm not sure it's coming too soon. I've seen theories suggesting that RIM is stringing their customers along, by making them think BBM will launch on other platforms as well, when really RIM is dead afraid of a mass-exodus if they release BBM elsewhere. I think this has even been discussed on DDF.
I think all it will take is a good messaging app out there.
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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 09:50:27 AM »
They've been saying it for a long time, but I'm not sure it's coming too soon. I've seen theories suggesting that RIM is stringing their customers along, by making them think BBM will launch on other platforms as well, when really RIM is dead afraid of a mass-exodus if they release BBM elsewhere. I think this has even been discussed on DDF.

I agree, I don't thomk RIM will ever release something like this as BBM is IMHO there lifeline.

Just to note, KIK messenger (available for Iphone and Android) which operates the same way that BBM does, was available for three weeks on the blackberry. After three weeks and 3 million downloads RIM took them off the market and banned them from blackberry. 
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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 10:03:02 AM »
Try LiveProfile which is similar to BBM and works on BB, Android & iPhone

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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 10:06:20 AM »
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Heard of Whatsapp?
I have it on my BB.
I am not crazy about it. Doesnt come close to BBM.

I find it very slow and jerky. Esp when inserting smileys...

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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2011, 12:30:56 PM »
I have it on my BB.
I am not crazy about it. Doesnt come close to BBM.

I find it very slow and jerky. Esp when inserting smileys...
Besides for the slowness, which probably wouldn't be a problem on a faster phone, does it have good features?
Any that BBM has over it?
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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 12:33:20 PM »
Just to note, KIK messenger (available for Iphone and Android) which operates the same way that BBM does,
Try LiveProfile which is similar to BBM and works on BB, Android & iPhone
Can you connect with BBM users on the BBM network with it though?
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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011, 12:34:45 PM »
Can you connect with BBM users on the BBM network with it though?

Dream on, it's proprietary, runs on RIM's (closed) servers.
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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011, 02:36:54 PM »
Dream on, it's proprietary, runs on RIM's (closed) servers.
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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 03:34:39 PM »
In a nutshell, RIM will never ever allow anything like this, simply because a vast amount of there costumers are not ditching their blackberry for a more trendier IPhone or Android, is only because of BBM
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