- 02-04-2013, 09:36 AM #26Samsungs + various Nokia's > 8520 > 8900 > 9900 + Playbook
- 02-04-2013, 10:07 AM #29
Unfortunately / Fortunately for yourself you are not, in fact, BlackBerry and as such have no means to fully understand their motives nor intentions. Instead you seem to want to post superfluous comments onto an open forum about a platform which is less than 1 week old.
- 02-04-2013, 10:57 AM #30
As someone who works in retail I may have some insight into complaints like this. Constantly customers will direct complaints to a retail location for something completely out of our control, and blame us for the quality of a product. How is my store supposed to control the quality of a product we don't make? The only solution for our reputation would be to not carry a bum product. This cannot be the case with BlackBerry because WhatsApp has a HUGE demand from its users.
Here's my point: Why are we blaming BlackBerry ('retailer') for something WhatsApp ('manufacturer') is doing? I agree that this is a legitimate complaint, but we KNOW there was a pre-existing contract with BlackBerry and WhatsApp... do you REALLY think that BlackBerry were the ones to go "Oh, I guess we don't need your app on our new phones.. oh well". HELLS no! They've probably been pushing like mad-men to get WhatsApp to commit to BB10. It's WhatsApp that was sitting there saying "Well, I GUESS we'll develop an app for your phone... But it won't be ready for launch". This deliberately puts BB in EXACTLY the position they're in now. Not having a key app at launch. It's ALMOST sabotage.
So, instead of blaming BlackBerry for something WhatsApp clearly did (Considering how many apps BB DID get for launch), Let's knock on WhatsApp's door and give them ****.
- 02-04-2013, 01:24 PM #34
BlackBerry may have had many apps a launch but i found none of them to be useful. None of my most used apps are offered nor are the vast majority of the most popular apps from Android or iOS. Quantity is not greater than quality at this point for BlackBerry.
- 02-04-2013, 03:14 PM #35
You can buy the phone now, I have to wait till March 27th. You get to work out the deficiencies, I hopefully get a phone that has these things addressed at launch. Pick your poison! RIM was pretty clear at the launch event that Whatsapp was coming, but not there at launch.
- 02-04-2013, 04:19 PM #37
when will there be whatsapp on Z10?
I'm chomping at the bit for whatsapp too. For now I'm holding on to my 9900 for whatsapp purposes. Blackberry says it's going tomhappen and so it's going to happen. I'm not too bothered asI know this is only a temporary situation.
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- 02-04-2013, 06:35 PM #38Samsungs + various Nokia's > 8520 > 8900 > 9900 + Playbook
- 02-04-2013, 07:20 PM #39
I feel like Whatsapp, and other big name apps will make their debut tomorrow!! Would make sense to release it when its released in Canada...at least this is my high hopes since I will have the phone tomorrow and would love to hear these apps be there!
- 02-05-2013, 02:42 AM #41
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02-05-2013, 02:59 AM #42
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Here is what you can tell your contacts, Switch over to Blackberry 10 phones, They have amazing app already called BBM similar to Whatsapp. Yet with more unique feature like BBM Voice call & BBM Video call and you can screen share.
- 02-05-2013, 03:21 AM #43
- 02-05-2013, 03:58 AM #45
Plus the new version they will probably charge for it now after the free period.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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- 02-05-2013, 05:13 AM #48
No they dont charge.
There was a rumour down here that they would start charging so i emailed them and they confirmed that it is free.
Regarding the whatsapp issue, I would be annoyed if i didnt have it because of my certain friends with android and iOS devices, but luckily I have three phones with whatsapp. I wouldn't say BB10 needs whatsapp but it would be a shocker if they didnt get it. #JustSayin
- 02-05-2013, 06:34 AM #49
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