- 12-15-12, 07:24 PM #27
Re: Whatsapp will not be on blackberry 10
It also supports groups....so I'm on a group that formed when some of us started getting devices other than BB.
It's more than just SMS.
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- CrackBerry Genius
12-15-12, 08:00 PM #31
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- CHED NERVE
It's just another messaging app that some people use, some don't. It's not going to make or break BB10. Drama.
- 12-15-12, 08:09 PM #34
This is not set in stone, they can and probably will develop one if BlackBerry 10 picks up steam over the next year or so, but at the moment there's no incentive to develop for a platform that has virtually no customers.
- CrackBerry Addict
12-15-12, 08:30 PM #35
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It really doesn't make sense that apps like Whatsapp have been supporting older BB versions for this long and suddenly pull the plug on BB10, which is supposedly even easier to develop for than previous BBOS.
Also, from a business standpoint, doesn't it make more sense that the more consumers you have, the better you're off? What benefits do they gain from cutting off 80 million BB users when they could take a little time and add those potential clients to their bank account?
- 12-15-12, 09:41 PM #40
No BB10 support from WhatApp is a dumb move in my opinion. It will just bring on a competitor who will support BlackBerry's 80+ million users along side iOS/Android. There are already other options...they will just take marketshare from WhatsApp.
That said...I think WhatsApp will come around and support it because at the end of the day they're only screwing themselves.
- 12-15-12, 10:08 PM #42
Honestly I couldn't care less. I have one whatsapp contact who lives overseas in the winter and I made him download kik when I'm on the iPhone because I'm not paying for it. If they don't want to support BlackBerry 10 natively who cares I'll just sideload it. Takes 2 minutes to sideload. Or not use it. No loss to me.
- 12-15-12, 10:13 PM #43
1. What happens and what they say now might be two different things depending on the immediate uptake of BB10.
2. I'd expect them to NOT want to support BlackBerry at all since the demise of RIM and BBM would help them.
3. I do not care as I do not use it. I BBM with my wife and pretty much SMS everyone else. Or even Facebook messaging...
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-15-12, 10:15 PM #44
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- 12-15-12, 10:15 PM #45
- 12-15-12, 10:19 PM #46
You guys are just butthurt.
I, and I'm pretty sure a lot of us, use whatsapp on a daily basis. BlackBerry is losing it's popularity in many places and whether you like it or not, not having the main cross platform messaging app is going to be quite a blow for BB10.
That being said, I don't know why it is top. Whatsapp could possibly be the worst developed mainstream app. I have an iP5 and a 9900 so I cant speak for android users, but I very damn well know I've been having a lot of issues on both since day one. Huge battery drain for an app of such nature, messages stop pushing on the iphone after a while, contact list gets wiped, double message notification, not connecting to the server, etc.
Short long story, I'll miss it and I won't. It wont deter me from buying the awesome phone the L series is going to be, but I kinda need it.
- CrackBerry Newbie
12-15-12, 10:46 PM #49
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Definitely a niche app. Not as ubiquitous as Skype... Never heard of or used WhatsApp! until reading these sites. The vast majority of people have unlimited SMS and talk to people mostly within the US. My ex-gf, when she needs to talk to people abroad, uses Facebook or Skype or Tango. On my windows phone, facebook messages work like a kind of ****ty version of SMS. Google Talk can be used it pretty much the same way I think? I'm always amazed at the phone usage of people on these forums though... guess I'm not a very "serious" smartphone user. I guess for some people WhatsApp! could be a total necessity.
There was definitely a rocky start with WhatsApp on Windows Phone though. Wasn't available until late last year. It will come, just needs to be a reason for them to make it.
- 12-15-12, 10:57 PM #50
I don`t use whatsapp but I am still pretty annoyed that the will not support BB10. The thing is that if an app that is suppose to be on all platforms will not be available for BB10 how can we expect to attract other apps such as Skype and Netflix especially those small developers now that they have heard this news. As well developers are going to be expecting this app to be on the phone at launch. If I was Marty Mallick I would be on the phone right now to Whatsapp since they said they targeted the most important apps per region and I know that application is huge in North America. lastly if anybody could contact RIM to see what they think about it.
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