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WhatsApp support ending on these BlackBerry, Nokia devices

If you continue to purchase the latest smartphones then you won’t be worried about WhatsApp ending support for certain BlackBerry, Nokia, and Windows devices. Those running a BlackBerry 10 device, Windows Phone 7.1, Nokia Symbian S60, Nokia S40, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, the news isn’t so good.

Life isn’t the same for some without WhatsApp, so you will need to upgrade if you own one of the said devices and don’t plan on updating by the end of 2016.

WhatsApp haven’t pulled the plug right away though, as you have until the end of this year. There’s going to be a “greater emphasis on security features” and other developments to aid the latest mobile technology.


When WhatsApp started over two thirds of mobile device run on Nokia and BlackBerry, but today this compares to 99.5 percent of devices running on Google, Apple and Microsoft. Obviously, this means WhatsApp will want to focus on devices the majority of people use and that means an end to supporting select platforms/devices.

WhatsApp Messenger support will end in 2016 for all BlackBerry devices (including BlackBerry 10), Nokia S40, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Nokia Symbian S60, and Windows Phone 7.1. In a nutshell, these devices cannot deliver features needed for WhatsApp in the future.

Will you be upgrading to a newer Android, Windows Phone, or iPhone by the end of this year to keep using WhatsApp?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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