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WhatsApp to be released on BlackBerry 10 this March

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WhatsApp recently found themselves in trouble with both the Dutch Data Protection Authority and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada(OPC) over privacy issues where users, apart from iOS, were not given the choice to use the app without granting the company access to their address book. In addition to this frustration a small firestorm was created when WhatsApp decided not to create a compatible app for BlackBerry 10 – sure there’s BBM and Kik, but WhatsApp is an incredibly popular messaging app. Good news arrived over the weekend as Neeraj Arora of WhatsApp declared on Twitter that a native BB10 app will be available in March.

Source: Twitter
Via: CrackBerry

  • BB

    YES. FINALLY! I’ve been waiting so long for this! Really hope its integrated into the Hub as well!

    • Nothin But RIM

      Very good chance of that being that it’s Native.

    • Yipu

      WOW BLACKBERRY!!!!!!!!!! WELCOME TO 2007!~

    • WUT TOX

      @Yipu you are so ignorant
      Whatsapp has been on BB since it’s beginning until BB took it off App World as they saw it as a threat to BBM. This was a while ago.
      Now it’s for BB10 = a new platform.

  • Dr.Hugo

    Love my BB Z10 this phone is awsome :)

  • Sweet

    Neeraj said it will be a native BB10 app. So it will most probably be integrated into the Hub.

  • lukeiphone

    Good news!

  • bob

    Why do people give thumbs down to comments that say “I love this phone” ??? Are people not allowed to like their phones?

    • Dr.Hugo

      Well i believe its because their jealous that they are on droid or iphone and wish they had a BB Z10

  • cloakster

    Its awesome to see it finally coming to BB10, but why is it taking months to develop this app?

  • Thompson

    It’s because the comment is point less. “I love my phone” Who cares?

    • Bill

      That’s a pointless comment? Oh well I guess you’re right – other than that comment, everything else in a cell phone news site’s comment section is very significant and important to society

  • SC

    Seeing how it took whatsapp a year or so to appear on wp7, this is very good news and hopefully is a sign for other big developers to make apps for BB10 very soon

  • lol

    It’s 100% chance it’s native because the developer for it has confirmed it already on twitter.

  • John

    Hopefully BB10 gets Instagram soon.

  • jb

    no surprise here….the apps are flying into the new blackberry app world….should reach 200k in a couple months no problem.

  • barry rueger

    What’s what’s app? Mobile syrup editors: please take a moment to mention what an app does in your summary. NO-ONE is familiar with every app, and often the name offers no clue.

    “WhatsApp, the popular app, has been upgraded…”

  • barry rueger

    That was meant to read:

    “WhatsApp, the popular {describe function} app, has been upgraded…”

  • heena mansoori

    SOUNDS REALLY GOOD..!!!! BUT I HAVE BEEN REALLY WORRIED I NEED WHATSAPP AND I REALLY HOPE THIS IS A REAL NEWS NOT A FAKE ONE. I REALLY LOVE MY BB Z10 AND I WANNA STICK TO IT IF WHATSAPP IS HERE !!! CAN ANYPNE TELL ME REGARDING THE SIDELOADED VERSION & WHEN PROBABLY WHATSAPP WILL BE THERE IN MARCH! .

  • Bobo

    Not sure what the big deal is here. People on all platforms should be concerned with the privacy and security issues with this app. A quick search is all it takes to educate yourself.

  • one of the tipster

    So when exactly is this coming out?

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