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Symbian users! Ever wished you can send text messages to your friends for free? Wouldn’t it be great if you can chat with your friends on iPhone and Blackberry for free? Soon you can!

Whatsapp Messenger which is very famous among iPhone and Blackberry users now, will be expanding their service to Symbian platform soon!

According to them, “WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messaging app which allows you to exchange messages with your friends and contacts without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is cross platform and is currently available for iPhone and BlackBerry and yes, iPhones and BlackBerries can message each other too! To send and receive messages, WhatsApp utilizes your existing smartphone internet data plan: 3G/EDGE (or Wi-Fi when available)”

Got the hang of it yet? I am one of the beta testers of the app for Symbian and I can say that it’s working very well even at beta stage. Check out some screenshots I took on my Nokia X6.

The app has to be connected to the Internet in order to work. Users can choose to connect to Wifi or 3G. Upon launching Whatsapp for the first time, we need to register our phone number so that your friends can see you in their Whatsapp contact list automatically.

The main menu of the app has 4 sections;

- Chats [all your chat sessions with your friends]
- Favourties [your chatable contacts... Wthe app automatically searches your phonebook for Whatsapp users]
- Contacts [your full phonebook contacts]
- Status [you can change your status to let your friends know if you are free to talk or not]

[LEFT] Status screen, you can select one of the preset statuses or set your own.
[RIGHT] List of conversations with your friends.

FYI, Whatsapp is “always-on”. That means there is no way to quit the app. It is always on cos it tries to mimic SMS… which is always available. You do not need to login to chat. Everytime you get a message, you will see a popup on the screen.

Whatsapp will soon be available in the OVI Store. Wait for it cos it is the most awesome thing to happen on mobile phones.

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40 Comments

May 20th, 2010

WOW! THAT CONVERSATION LOOK SO FAMILIAR xD xD xD =P

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

ahahahha isit? :D :D:D:

May 20th, 2010

Hey there Jason! Thanks for the extremely uplifting news! For a moment there I thought there was finally a club symbian users could not be a part of and that blackberries and iPhones were in leagues of their own.

Any ideas on the release date is? Much appreciated, thanks!

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

hey thanks for reading. I have got no clue when it will be released. Will update it here when I find out. :D

May 20th, 2010

Faster release can….
Best apps…

May 20th, 2010

yay… i actually love my e71 but want to change to iphone/bb to save on my SMS (which can go up to RM100 per mth :s). If Whatsapp will be on symbian it will be just puuuuurfect!
Thanks for the update sweetie!

Christine ChuaNo Gravatar

May 20th, 2010

I am jealous that even Whatsapp on Symbian looks very close to what it’s like on iPhone. The Whatsapp on Blackberry looks sooo boring!

May 20th, 2010

WHATSAPP!!! FASTER COME OUT CAN?!?!

endlesszNo Gravatar

May 20th, 2010

how do u add people?through email?
nokia doesnt have a pin like blackberry..

how are the Blackberry people going to add you?

thanks

patrickNo Gravatar Reply:

Trough mobile numbers

amirNo Gravatar

May 26th, 2010

Hey is there any way I can become a beta tester too? I have a symbian s60v3 nokia E71
If so please send me an email with more details

thanks

Amir

QNo Gravatar

June 22nd, 2010

I am symbian Whatsapp beta tester. Cool nice app.

However unlike Whatsapp on Iphone is base on push notification. On symbian and BB the data connection is always on…. just not good as it will drain out the battery very fast.

Whatapps on iPhone still the best….

justinNo Gravatar

June 25th, 2010

hey i have got a sony ericsson vivaz pro symbian s60 can i be a beta tester too? Email me please at ju_stin.s@hotmail.com

Greetz from holland

ConnorNo Gravatar

July 3rd, 2010

Hey, would love the opportunity to become a beta tester. I have a Nokia 5800 s60 5th ed, Please send me an email at mackacj@hotmail.com :D

Thanks from Australia

nasNo Gravatar

July 4th, 2010

hey i have a nokia n97. Could i become a beta tester for whatsapp. If so my email is nas_fadayel@hotmail.com.
Ps: any updates on the release date yet?

Abdur Rahim TayobNo Gravatar

July 14th, 2010

Hi. Recently heard about this app. Was looking for a way to connect with Blackberry & iPhone users. Kindly forward info on how I could be added to Beta. I am currently using a Nokia N96. S60 3rd Edition Platform.

Email: atayob@gmail.com

July 15th, 2010

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jabNo Gravatar

July 25th, 2010

pls cud i be notified of upcoming developments on the app. my email is pelumikorede@yahoo.com

DirafNo Gravatar

July 27th, 2010

Hi,

With Iphone or BB you can add a picture. Can you also add a picture with this app for Nokia?

KR,
Diraf

esselNo Gravatar

November 22nd, 2010

Hey i had a question, i chosen the “wifi only” setting, what if i went to some places without wifi? Will it still be working? If it does, will it charge on my phone bill?

Thanks

mikeNo Gravatar

January 18th, 2011

I admire your product and i will like to get updates of your product and their prices.

mikeNo Gravatar

January 18th, 2011

Can a nokia phone like c63 chat with a blackberry phone in anyway.

January 19th, 2011

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CherishNo Gravatar

February 10th, 2011

Hi peeps! Anyone there?

February 11th, 2011

publish

patrickNo Gravatar

April 7th, 2011

I got WhatsApp version 2.2.33 but I cant found any group chat function(WhatsApp of Symbian)

May 7th, 2011

Pls i cannot download d whatapps.com into my phone.and isNokia 6300 what can i do

May 10th, 2011

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kekehNo Gravatar

June 21st, 2011

av been trin to download whats app on my 5800xpress musics and i cant

emeka obiwuluNo Gravatar

August 15th, 2011

haw far

RupeshNo Gravatar

August 22nd, 2011

Dear sir my name is rupesh, i had download http://www.whatsapp.com,and i cant get it. I got a nokia 2220 pls tell me whats the problem.

September 16th, 2011

lebanon

January 15th, 2012

Hi,how are you.

chichiNo Gravatar Reply:

How do I chat with my friends

January 29th, 2012

One luv 2 all

March 3rd, 2012

Hola espero poder tener el plaser de Chat

nkululekoNo Gravatar

April 21st, 2012

i am using nokia E7,i am strugling to re register on whatssap on the new versin. Its about a week now having thrown out from whatssap.

June 19th, 2012

Hello I want to use my iPhone to chat on whatsApp

KNo Gravatar

June 11th, 2013

Good

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