At the end of this year, the owners of mobile phones / smartphones BlackBerry si NOKIA They will have to make an investment and to change phones if they want to use messenger application, WhatsApp.
In a recent announcement on the official website of the application, it is announcing cessation of support for these mobile phones. As a clarification, it's all BlackBerry smartphones and old NOKIA phones running Symbian or Java. NOKIA smartphones that were developed under Microsoft will not be affected.
Affected will be the old versions of Windows Mobile and Android. So WhatsApp will no longer be available on BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 7.1, Android 2.1 si Android 2.2.
The company (Facebook Inc.) announces that seven years ago, when the WhatsApp application was released, these phones occupied 70% of the market, but in recent years things have changed, and nowadays smart phones developed by Google (Android) Apple (iOS) and Microsoft (Windows Phone) occupy over 99.5% of the market.
“When We Started WhatsApp in 2009, people's use of mobile devices looked very different from today. The Apple The App Store was just a few months old. About 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia. Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft - which accounts for 99.5 percent of today's sales - were on less than 25 percent of mobile devices sold at that time.”