Fring isn’t the only messaging app that has shrugged off initial BlackBerry 10 support. WhatsApp did the same thing back in December when they confirmed that they had “no plans” to support the BB10 OS.

Apparently, however, the developers have rescinded their initial plans and are going to be bringing the cross-platform messaging app to BlackBerry 10 “sometime in March” according to WhatsApp’s Neeraj Arora.

The tweets also confirm that the application will be “native” to the OS. In other words, it will not be a simple Android port as many apps for BB10 are.

WhatsApp is already available for pre-BB10 devices in the BlackBerry World store, so it’s not much of a surprise that the company changed its mind on its BB10 stance. The app is also available for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, so the likelihood of the app coming to BlackBerry 10 devices was not a matter of “if” but a matter of “when.” We’ll keep our ears to the ground and see if we can nail down an exact date for its release.

  • Chris Weber

    What about Viber?

    • Actually, we’ve contacted our sources at Viber and expect to have some more information soon about it and Windows Phone 8. Stay tuned to or and we’ll keep you up to date!

      • Chris Weber

        Cool thanks!

  • coolheat

    After seeing the huge enormous success of the new Z10 by BlackBerry, they had to come aboard. The Z10 will be the number 1 smartphone in the world very soon.

    • Anna Warren

      You think so?

    • iRule

      Haha against the Galaxy S III, the Lumia 920, and the iPhone 5? Yeah, right.

      • Kyle McDougal


  • Paul578

    Native might be worth a look.

  • Kyle McDougal