Symbian users can soon chat with iPhone & Blackberry friends for free

Symbian users! Ever wished you can send text messages to your friends for free? Wouldn’t it be great if you can chat with your friends on iPhone and Blackberry for free? Soon you can!

Whatsapp Messenger which is very famous among iPhone and Blackberry users now, will be expanding their service to Symbian platform soon!

According to them, “WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messaging app which allows you to exchange messages with your friends and contacts without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is cross platform and is currently available for iPhone and BlackBerry and yes, iPhones and BlackBerries can message each other too! To send and receive messages, WhatsApp utilizes your existing smartphone internet data plan: 3G/EDGE (or Wi-Fi when available)”

Got the hang of it yet? I am one of the beta testers of the app for Symbian and I can say that it’s working very well even at beta stage. Check out some screenshots I took on my Nokia X6.

The app has to be connected to the Internet in order to work. Users can choose to connect to Wifi or 3G. Upon launching Whatsapp for the first time, we need to register our phone number so that your friends can see you in their Whatsapp contact list automatically.

The main menu of the app has 4 sections;

– Chats [all your chat sessions with your friends]
– Favourties [your chatable contacts… Wthe app automatically searches your phonebook for Whatsapp users]
– Contacts [your full phonebook contacts]
– Status [you can change your status to let your friends know if you are free to talk or not]

[LEFT] Status screen, you can select one of the preset statuses or set your own.
[RIGHT] List of conversations with your friends.

FYI, Whatsapp is “always-on”. That means there is no way to quit the app. It is always on cos it tries to mimic SMS… which is always available. You do not need to login to chat. Everytime you get a message, you will see a popup on the screen.

Whatsapp will soon be available in the OVI Store. Wait for it cos it is the most awesome thing to happen on mobile phones.


    • smashpop

      ahahahha isit? :D:D:D:

  • Ash

    Hey there Jason! Thanks for the extremely uplifting news! For a moment there I thought there was finally a club symbian users could not be a part of and that blackberries and iPhones were in leagues of their own.

    Any ideas on the release date is? Much appreciated, thanks!

    • smashpop

      hey thanks for reading. I have got no clue when it will be released. Will update it here when I find out. 😀

  • Faster release can….
    Best apps…

  • yay… i actually love my e71 but want to change to iphone/bb to save on my SMS (which can go up to RM100 per mth :s). If Whatsapp will be on symbian it will be just puuuuurfect!
    Thanks for the update sweetie!

  • Christine Chua

    I am jealous that even Whatsapp on Symbian looks very close to what it’s like on iPhone. The Whatsapp on Blackberry looks sooo boring!


  • endlessz

    how do u add people?through email?
    nokia doesnt have a pin like blackberry..

    how are the Blackberry people going to add you?


    • patrick

      Trough mobile numbers

  • amir

    Hey is there any way I can become a beta tester too? I have a symbian s60v3 nokia E71
    If so please send me an email with more details



  • Q

    I am symbian Whatsapp beta tester. Cool nice app.

    However unlike Whatsapp on Iphone is base on push notification. On symbian and BB the data connection is always on…. just not good as it will drain out the battery very fast.

    Whatapps on iPhone still the best….

  • justin

    hey i have got a sony ericsson vivaz pro symbian s60 can i be a beta tester too? Email me please at

    Greetz from holland

  • Connor

    Hey, would love the opportunity to become a beta tester. I have a Nokia 5800 s60 5th ed, Please send me an email at 😀

    Thanks from Australia

  • nas

    hey i have a nokia n97. Could i become a beta tester for whatsapp. If so my email is
    Ps: any updates on the release date yet?

  • Abdur Rahim Tayob

    Hi. Recently heard about this app. Was looking for a way to connect with Blackberry & iPhone users. Kindly forward info on how I could be added to Beta. I am currently using a Nokia N96. S60 3rd Edition Platform.


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  • jab

    pls cud i be notified of upcoming developments on the app. my email is

  • Diraf


    With Iphone or BB you can add a picture. Can you also add a picture with this app for Nokia?


  • essel

    Hey i had a question, i chosen the “wifi only” setting, what if i went to some places without wifi? Will it still be working? If it does, will it charge on my phone bill?