WhatsApp messenger for smartphones - IM the new craze?

By Digit Desk | Updated on 05-Jul-2011
Market Status : DISCONTINUED
Expected Date: 05 Jul, 2011
Official Website : Others
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WhatsApp messenger for smartphones - IM the new craze? Alternatives

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Market Status : DISCONTINUED
Expected Date : 05 Jul, 2011
Official Website : Others

WhatsApp messenger for smartphones - IM the new craze? Alternatives

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Digit Rating
70
  • Design
  • performance
  • Value for money
  • feature
  • pros
  • + Works across almost all smartphone platforms
  • + Automatically adds other WhatsApp users who are in your contact list
  • + Keeps refreshing friend list automatically
  • cons
  • - People who you don't want to be in contact with can still add you as friends
  • - The interface looks dull; literally no customization options
  • - App doesn't always automatically restart when you switch on the phone

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Blackberry users, till now were the only ones with something like the Blackberry Messenger service. However, Android, iPhone, Symbian and even Blackberry users can now use the WhatsApp messenger to similar effect, with the additional benefit of this one being cross platform. If you have a lot of friends who have smartphones (well, who doesn't these days?), get them all to install WhatsApp. What you will save on is SMS costs, and gets the swiftness of IM into the conversations.

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