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What is WhatsApp?

"WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends..."


Whatsapp has announced that comes the end of 2016 it will not be supporting some phones.

i recently updated my whatsapp on blackberry z3 series on to end up with this FAQ warning from Whatsapp blog which i made a screenshot just take a look at the picture below

In the month of February, i listened to a program by Richard Quest on  CNN tagged,

"Shelly Palmer talks about Whatsapp's decision to stop support Blackberry on CNN's Quest Means Business. Original Airdate: February 29, 2016 - Whatsapp Says No to Blackberry - Shelly Palmer on CNN - NewsFuse.IN"


where he indicated that at the end of 2016 Blackberry including 10 series will be dropped by whatsapp.

In the month of April somebody gave me Blackberry 9700 to help install whatsapp but unfortunately i ended up getting a message from whatsapp FAQ the this device is unsupported.

After my research i discovered that all Blackberry running OS/firmware below version 7.1  have been dropped by whatsapp. this means that any blackberry below 9900 cannot support whatsapp before the middle of the year instead the end of the year.

So lets discuss, if whatsapp cannot support these device like

a) BlackBerry, BlackBery 10

all the BB will be dropped.

b) nokia S40 eg nokia 201, nokia x2-01

c) nokia Symbian S60 eg nokia E73, E63. N97 etc

c) Android 2.1 and android 2.2 like HTC, Samsung so on

whatsapp android 2.1

d) Window Phone 7.1 and below like Nokia, Motorola, htc etc

e) iPhone 3GS or others with iOS 6.0 and below

There are millions of people in Africa, Asia, US etc using these selected device. so what will be their fate, will there be another social network like whatsapp or will whataspp help upgrade their phones!

Well my opioion is that if whatsapp go on as they planned by January 2017 many phone users will say bye-bye to WhatsAPP!

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