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WhatsApp drops support for BlackBerry, Nokia

In what could be bad news for app lovers WhatsApp is likely to stop support for many older phones.

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Publish Date: Mar 1 2016 4:47PM | Updated Date: Mar 1 2016 4:47PM

WhatsApp drops support for BlackBerry, Nokia

 In what could be bad news for app lovers WhatsApp is likely to stop support for many older phones.

 
According to a report that appeared in ‘The Independent’ newspaper, all Blackberry phones, and some Nokia and Android ones, may stop being supported in few months, as announced by the company.
 
“While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future,” the company wrote in a blog 
 
Most of BlackBerry phones will be hit by the this decision.
 
In 2014 alne, BlackBerry sold 7 million phones alone, which means at least tens of millions of phones will be affected by the decision.
 
The company said that those users who still have the affected phones should get newer ones before the end of this year.