1. CrackBerry Question's Avatar
    I am getting my second phone cuz' my current Xperia Pro, yes, the one with the physical keyboard, is spoiled from use. I hate touchscreen keyboards, so I thought of getting the BB Q10. I was really keen on getting it(the specs are epic and more than necessary, plus, it's BB guys.) but then I heard that Whatsapp is stopping support for BB devices. What do I do? I couldn't find any good physical keyboard phones anywhere.
    03-20-17 05:52 AM
  2. drobbie's Avatar
    BB10 dead
    03-20-17 06:23 AM
  3. Uzi's Avatar
    Wait for awhile , BlackBerry KEYone
    03-20-17 06:26 AM
  4. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    If you want a keyboard, get the new KEYone.

    Posted via CB10
    03-20-17 06:29 AM
  5. Aditya Srinivasan2001's Avatar
    But the Keyone is super expensive, 42k here.
    03-20-17 06:45 AM
  6. Aditya Srinivasan2001's Avatar
    I'm an eleventh grader, guys. I don't deserve a 42k device.
    03-20-17 06:50 AM
  7. StayClassy101's Avatar
    For non BB10 devices, you have the priv and K1. If you want the BB10 route, you'll have official support until June 2017, then it'll be a matter of you side loading a outdated android app that is compatible on the jellybean android run time, or a patched one if you can find one, usually for patched apps and a playstore we have great members who help and look into Cobalt for a running playstore.

    Posted via CB10
    03-20-17 07:02 AM
  8. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I'm an eleventh grader, guys. I don't deserve a 42k device.
    Definitely, avoid BB10 phones. No app ecosystem. DTEK50 or if available, Aurora..

    Posted via CB10
    03-20-17 07:02 AM
  9. Aditya Srinivasan2001's Avatar
    The thing is that I'm accustomed to BB10 and find it user friendly. I guess I'll just have to use Whatsapp Web or download an outdated version. Thanks guys.
    03-20-17 07:15 AM
  10. Aditya Srinivasan2001's Avatar
    I don't get why us BB lovers stand by the sidelines and watch Whatsapp take away support...is there NOTHING we can do?
    03-20-17 07:17 AM
  11. Elephant_Canyon's Avatar
    I don't get why us BB lovers stand by the sidelines and watch Whatsapp take away support...is there NOTHING we can do?
    Pretty much nothing, yes.
    03-20-17 07:22 AM
  12. Aditya Srinivasan2001's Avatar
    Huh. All right. Now do you know which version of whatsapp is old enough to run on BB10 after June/
    03-20-17 08:09 AM
  13. glwerry's Avatar
    Huh. All right. Now do you know which version of whatsapp is old enough to run on BB10 after June/
    This is part of the problem with staying with BB10: there is no guarantee that even an old version of Whatsapp would continue to run after June.

    Is is possible for you to purchase a PRIV? It's Android and may be cheaper than the KeyONE where you are.
    03-20-17 08:28 AM
  14. Aditya Srinivasan2001's Avatar
    This is part of the problem with staying with BB10: there is no guarantee that even an old version of Whatsapp would continue to run after June.

    Is is possible for you to purchase a PRIV? It's Android and may be cheaper than the KeyONE where you are.
    I heard that the Priv is still raw and needs a lot of tweaks.
    03-20-17 08:33 AM
  15. Aditya Srinivasan2001's Avatar
    Anyway, I will check. Thanks glwerry
    03-20-17 08:35 AM
  16. Elephant_Canyon's Avatar
    Huh. All right. Now do you know which version of whatsapp is old enough to run on BB10 after June/
    Outdated versions of WhatsApp (on all platforms, not just BBOS andBB10) will be disabled from the server side.
    03-20-17 08:37 AM
  17. Aditya Srinivasan2001's Avatar
    Uh-oh. This ain't right.
    03-20-17 08:38 AM
  18. Aditya Srinivasan2001's Avatar
    If not anything, I can just use WhatsApp web, right?
    03-20-17 08:53 AM
  19. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    The thing is that I'm accustomed to BB10 and find it user friendly. I guess I'll just have to use Whatsapp Web or download an outdated version. Thanks guys.
    Since you are accustomed to BB10 there is nothing wrong with getting a Q10 if the price is very reasonable. Read these forums for information on installing the Android version of WA.
    03-20-17 09:06 AM
  20. Aditya Srinivasan2001's Avatar
    Since you are accustomed to BB10 there is nothing wrong with getting a Q10 if the price is very reasonable. Read these forums for information on installing the Android version of WA.
    03-20-17 09:13 AM
  21. Aditya Srinivasan2001's Avatar
    I can get Q10 for 9k INR. Haha.
    03-20-17 09:15 AM
  22. glwerry's Avatar
    Since you are accustomed to BB10 there is nothing wrong with getting a Q10 if the price is very reasonable. Read these forums for information on installing the Android version of WA.
    I refer you to the earlier quote: "Outdated versions of WhatsApp (on all platforms, not just BBOS andBB10) will be disabled from the server side."

    So, there is a VERY GOOD CHANCE THAT Whatsapp WILL STOP WORKING AT THE END OF JUNE and so this young fellow would be WASTING his money by buying a Q10 to run Whatsapp.
    03-20-17 11:36 AM
  23. eshropshire's Avatar
    For non BB10 devices, you have the priv and K1. If you want the BB10 route, you'll have official support until June 2017, then it'll be a matter of you side loading a outdated android app that is compatible on the jellybean android run time, or a patched one if you can find one, usually for patched apps and a playstore we have great members who help and look into Cobalt for a running playstore.

    Posted via CB10
    No one knows for sure that old clients will work with Whatsapp brings out their new platform in June. They might work and they might not work. We will not know until June. Android 4.3 is falling fast.
    03-20-17 11:48 AM
  24. StayClassy101's Avatar
    No one knows for sure that old clients will work with Whatsapp brings out their new platform in June. They might work and they might not work. We will not know until June. Android 4.3 is falling fast.
    Thank you for pointing that out. I didn't realize the changes were server wise and a different app overall

    Posted via CB10
    03-20-17 12:52 PM
  25. thurask's Avatar
    Whatsapp has an expiration timer inside the app anyway, so that old versions automatically weed themselves out of the user base. Lack of updates to BB10 Whatsapp means the timer isn't going to be extended before June.
    03-20-17 12:57 PM
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