Good news for folks who love the blackberry brand as whatsapp extends its support for blackberry devices with OS 10.0 and above till June Next year. BlackBerry running the proprietary BB OS, including BB10 devices like Blackberry Z10, Blackberry Q10, Blackberry Classic, Blackberry Z30, Blackberry Passport etc would continue to support whatsapp. WhatsApp has recently announced that it will be extending support for its service on the older mobile software platforms through June 30, 2017.
Unfortunately for those with a smartphone running any version of Android earlier than 2.3 Gingerbread, Windows Phone 7 or iOS 6, the Facebook-owned company will be sticking to its self-imposed deadline of terminating access to its messenger by the end of 2016.
So what are you supposed to do if you’d like to carry on using WhatsApp after it stops supporting your handset? Well, the firm is simply recommending that you upgrade your phone to a more recent model, though that’s certainly not a viable option for everyone.
Personally, I think WhatsApp should put some resources into developing a ‘lite’ version of its application — similar to Facebook Lite — for customers who aren’t in a financial position to purchase a new device. With over a billion users, this move is bound to affect at least a couple of million — so it wouldn’t go to waste.
So folks who love the blackberry brand for its physical keyboard , data affordability and general pocket friendly purchasing price and maintainance are in the clear until June next year . We ll surely keep you abreast and updated on any developments and events into the whatsapp/blackberry drama continues to unfold.
Leave a comment below if you believe whatsapp should continue support for blackberry devices .