Following up on my recent teaser on instant messaging on mobile, I thought I would give the whatsApp application a test run on my Blackberry Bold 2 (9700).
What does WhatsApp do?
It is a smartphone messenger application which allows you to send text messages over a data connection in place of costly SMS. It works with your existing BIS service or normal internet service/bundle on not just Blackberry but a host of other mobile platforms as well.
With WhatsApp, iPhone, Android, Symbian and BlackBerry users can send each other messages, images, video and audio files. Note though that the Symbian version is still in beta phase.
WhatsApp integrates seamlessly with your existing address book and there is no PIN or username to remember. Just like the native SMS, you do not have to sign in or out.
I browsed to whatsapp.com/download on my native Blackberry browser and – boom – I was home and dry (like Yomi would say).
The WhatsApp is available for one year Trial. After the trial, you can renew for less than $2 ( I am still trying to confirm the price from them).
When I finally installed it on my Blackberry bold 2, I found out one of my contacts was already using it. It feels and sounds like the famous Blackberry Messenger.
Have you been using WhatsApp? What are your experiences and observations? How would you rate it? Let us hear from you.
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