Nokia has announced at the sidelines of Mobile World Congress that the
popular messaging app WhatsApp will soon work with its dual-SIM Asha
phones. Up till now this application was only available for the single
SIM Nokia Asha phones.
Commenting on this development Neeraj Arora, VP
of Business Development, WhatsApp Inc., said, "Nokia has been an
important partner to WhatsApp for many years. Delivering WhatsApp on
Nokia Asha dual-SIM phones in early Q2, while building on the momentum
with Nokia Lumia for Windows Phone 8, fulfils our goals of ensuring that
our customers around the world can continue to communicate seamlessly
with the most important people in their lives. We look forward to great
things ahead with Nokia."
Recently, WhatsApp had also
announced that it will be launching a native application for the newly
launched BlackBerry 10 Operating System.
WhatsApp is a
cross platform application, which had set a record of exchanging 10
billion total messages in a single day in August 2012. This record
consisted of 4 billion inbound messages and 6 billion outbound messages.
application recently WhatsApp, has released a beta build of its Android
version that brings a new refreshed interface conforming to the Holo
design language that Google introduced with Android 3.0.
Last year, there were reports that Facebook was looking to acquire WhatsApp but both the companies dismissed such suggestions.
on its part too seems to be encouraging developers to submit
application for their Asha series of handsets. With this objective, the
Finnish mobile maker has also announced the 'Asha Developer
Popular location check-in app, Foursquare too plans
to launch a modernised app experience for Nokia Asha phones. This app is
already available for Windows Phone devices.