??, 15 Nov 2016Why will some of the Blackberry phones not be supporting Whatsapp as from the 31st of December... moreIt was extended until June 2017. But the "why" is still the same. WhatsApp regularly updates its back-end infrastructure to keep pace with evolving technology, avoid security failures, and pursue their own commercial interests.
Every time the back-end infrastructure is updated, they have to either update all their apps to work with the new web APIs, or else keep the older APIs in place alongside the newer ones, so that older apps will continue working.
This presents a potentially significant maintenance burden:
1) Keeping older back-ends in place means that every time they introduce new service enhancements, their overall infrastructure needs to be tested extra times, to ensure that those new changes gracefully scale back in a predictable way in all the older back-ends. It may also stifle innovation, because there may be push-back against introducing new concepts that cannot be adequately represented in apps that still rely on the older back-ends.
2) Updating all the apps to work with the newer back-ends is likely to require dedicated development effort for every mobile operating system they intend to support. That is just part of doing business, but there have to be enough customers using a given OS to justify spending time and money on supporting that OS.
Blackberry 10 OS (and older) have had a consistently shrinking population of users for a long time now. And Blackberry itself is no longer using BB10 (or older) on any of its recent devices -- they are all running Android nowadays.
WhatsApp doesn't think there are enough customers running BB10 (or older) anymore to be worthwhile maintaining their app for that OS anymore. So the app will not be receiving any updates to work with newer versions of the back-end infrastructure.
Furthermore, looking across all the other mobile OSes whose apps also continue to rely on those older back-end services, there aren't enough customers running any of those older operating systems to justify the effort of continuing to keep those older back-ends running anymore. So the older back-ends will be taken offline, and all of those older versions of the app will also stop working at the same time.
I bought this phone last week and I am in love with everything except for the app store.
The keyboard is phenomenal and the interface is so intuitive.
This is my sidekick to my iPhone and itds perfect for that purpose. If anyone is interested in a more in depth view just leave a comment here.
Other than that I'd recommend this as long as you aren't into apps (Android apps don't run well on BB10)
Amazing phone I've had it as a replacement of a Z10 which motherboard completely burnt.
Great performance I've had it for two years and no regrets at all.
I did buy my Z10 again and yep I was sceptical about BB7 cos troubles my daughter encountered with her BB Curve but then she persuaded me in buying a Z10 and I've been for last 4 years.
I must say am a bit critical of the Android direction but then again will have to try it out to be more certain!
I give up on BlackBerry had them from the start used to be able to get help but not even that now i'll never buy another have a blackberry leap they did a update on Feb 1st now some apps won't work have had it
There are no more BlackBerry OS phones. I've been a loyal BlackBerry user for over 10 years. Since BlackBerry abandoned their OS, I've had to switch to iOS. Don't like it as much as BlackBerry but it works.
BlackBerry is refocusing its efforts on Android. If I wanted an Android phone, I'll buy a Pixel
VnzMstr, 17 Dec 2016Camera doesn't work anymore. Seems to be an issue to a couple of blackberry models. Search the... moreBring your mobile to BlackBerry service centre. My BlackBerry Z10 also had. Then they did solve by 2 year manufacturers warranty. Try it
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2017When will the new BlackBerry os phone come out?never ever ever ever
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2016whats up app can be used in blackberry leap for next year 2017?Yes you can use it till month june 2017
Almost 13 month,my bb leap still in great..no problem...camera,speaker,whatsapp,insta,bbm...all good
Camera doesn't work anymore. Seems to be an issue to a couple of blackberry models. Search the net and you'll find tons of it
"Camera can't be started" suddenly appeared when I'm about to take a selfie the other day. I researched about it and I was shocked to learn that there are a lot of blackberry users that are complaining about their phone's camera being faulty. The Blackberry Q5, Z10, Classic, Bold, Z3 and Leap seemed to be the most susceptible to suffer. I should have gotten myself the passport or the priv since I haven't read anything about them having camera issues.... well, not yet of course. tsk, too bad. My BB LeaP is just 14 months old and it's already useless. Well, I can still text, call, use the net but my most used app is Instagram so.. there you go. Will let a techie look at this but in the future, I won't be buying another blackberry until they sort this problem out.
My blackberry leap has the "Camera can't be started" sickness since yesterday. What the hell happened? I have never dropped it or splashed water unto it. The flashlight doesn't wotk too. I will never buy another blackberry ever again!
sabeer shaik, 21 Oct 2016Hello frnds... Pls tell me iwould like to buy next month bb leap. But watsapp will not work ... moreBuy the blackberry dtek50. Fully android run.Super easy to use and super fast. You will not have any issues with any apps.
Anonymous, 13 Dec 2016YesThe leap is not fully android run so you will find some apps will slowly stop working well. I just got the Detek50, fully android and so far pretty amazing
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2016Hi. Delighted to hear that the Blackberry leap works well with WAZE, this is one of the things... moreYes...easy with waze....email also easy....all is moving in smooth...dont worry about email n waze...if u want to play game...don't buy this phone