Sometimes ago, a friend of mine told me Nokia phones could ping BlackBerry, then I was confused that how could this be possible, moreover will I take my Nokia phone to RIM to install a hardware/software on my phone? Has RIM acquired Nokia or are they now partners? And many more questions runs through my head. But the application I was told that is capable of pinging then was WhatsApp, I then proceeded to research the application, how it works and what is capable of doing. During my research I was able to conclude that WhatsApp couldn’t ping BlackBerry as I thought, but if WhatsApp application is installed on a BlackBerry then both users could chat and the application is an alternative to BlackBerry Messenger for those that doesn’t possess one.
What is WhatsApp Messenger?
WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for iOS,BlackBerry OS, Android, Symbian, Series 40, and Windows Phone. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, video and audio media messages. According to Financial Times, WhatsApp “has done to SMS on mobile phones what Skype did to international calling on landlines.
The main purpose of this post is to share the list of hand held devices that are compatible with WhatsApp messenger so that you don’t waste your time searching the internet may be you could find a compatible one for your incompatible device.
Note That: WhatsApp is free to download and try for the first year for all of the phone types except for iPhone. For iPhone users there is only a one-time charge when you first download the app. Other users have the option of subscribing to an additional year of service for $0.99 USD.
WhatsApp Messenger Supported Nokia S60 and Symbian phones:
|Nokia 500||Nokia E6|
|Nokia 5233||Nokia E66|
|Nokia 5320||Nokia E71|
|Nokia 5530||Nokia E72|
|Nokia 5630||Nokia E73|
|Nokia 5700||Nokia E75|
|Nokia 5730||Nokia E90 Communicator|
|Nokia 5800||Nokia N76|
|Nokia 600||Nokia N78|
|Nokia 603||Nokia N79|
|Nokia 6110||Nokia N8|
|Nokia 6120||Nokia N81|
|Nokia 6121||Nokia N81 8 GB|
|Nokia 6124||Nokia N82|
|Nokia 6210||Nokia N85|
|Nokia 6220||Nokia N86 8 MP|
|Nokia 6290||Nokia N95|
|Nokia 6650 Fold||Nokia N95 8 GB|
Nokia 6710 Navigator
|Nokia 6720||Nokia N97|
|Nokia 6730||Nokia N97 mini|
|Nokia 6760 Slide||Nokia X5-01|
|Nokia 6790 Surge||Nokia X6|
|Nokia 700||Nokia X7|
|Nokia 701||Samsung GT-i8510|
|Nokia 808 PureView||Samsung GT-l7110|
|Nokia C5||Samsung i8910 Omnia HD|
|Nokia C5-03||Samsung SGH-G810|
|Nokia C6||Samsung SGH-iNNN|
|Nokia C7||Samsung SGH-L870|
|Nokia E5||Sony Ericsson Satio|
|Nokia E51||Sony Ericsson Vivaz|
|Nokia E52||Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro|
WhatsApp Messenger Supported Nokia S40 series phones:
|Nokia Asha 201|
|Nokia Asha 300|
|Nokia Asha 302|
|Nokia Asha 303
Nokia Asha 306
Nokia Asha 311
WhatsApp Messenger for BlackBerry phones:
WhatsApp Messenger support any BlackBerry device that meets the following requirements:
- The BlackBerry is running OS 4.6 or newer
- The BlackBerry is subscribed to a full BIS data plan.
WhatsApp Messenger for Android:
WhatsApp Messenger support all Android phones provided they meet the following requirements:
- Your Android phone is running Android OS 2.1 or later.
- Your Android phone is able to receive SMS or calls during the verification process.
You will also need an adequate data plan in order to receive messages when outside the range of a Wi-Fi network.
WhatsApp Messenger for Apple Devices:
WhatsApp Messenger do not support tablets or Wi-Fi only devices at this time
WhatsApp for iPhone requires iOS 4.3 or later. For the best experience, we recommend you use the latest version of iOS available for your phone. Please read this Apple Support article to learn how to update your iPhone’s software.
Please note: iPod and iPad devices are not supported at this time.
We do not explicitly restrict the use of jailbroken or unlocked devices, but because these modifications may affect the functionality of your device, we cannot provide support for devices using modified versions of the iPhone’s operating system.
WhatsApp Messenger for Windows Phones:
Requirements to use WhatsApp on a Windows Phone are the following:
- Windows Phone 7.5 or later.
- An active internet connection.
Enjoy your chatting moments on WhatsApp Messenger!