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ashishb
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-17-2013
My Device: BlackBerry Z10

Skype, Viber, WhatsApp on Z10

I saw launching of BlackBerry Z10 and they said, apps like Skype, WhatsApp will be available for Z10. I bought my phone and surprised that these apps currently not available on Z10. At this point, I can't return my phone so really go stuck with BlackBerry Z10. Any updates in this forum, when we will get these applications which are usually available with other Smart Phones. I hope, I haven't choose wrong product.

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BillJ
Posts: 8,978
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30

Re: Skype, Viber, WhatsApp on Z10

You haven't chosen the wrong product.  All of these apps have committed to being on the BB10 platform.  That doesn't mean they'll be there at launch, it just means they're on the way.  Keep in mind that when the iPhone and Android phones launched, they had next to nothing to offer in the way of apps.  BB10 had over 70,000 apps at launch.  Some of the apps you're looking for will just take a bit longer to arrive.  As to when they'll be here, nobody can answer that.

 

 

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ashishb
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-17-2013
My Device: BlackBerry Z10

Re: Skype, Viber, WhatsApp on Z10

In this competition world, how can company launch a product which doesn't have basic need of customer. All other smart phones are smart enough that they all all these applications. If this Z10 launched in 2008 or 2009, we can expect that it will take time to get such applications ..but they launched in 2013 where all such functionalities available with all of other competitiors..

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cas118
Posts: 863
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: Z30 / PlayBook 64GB

Re: Skype, Viber, WhatsApp on Z10

The basic needs of one customer is not the same as the next.

Also, it is down to the app developers themselves to deliver the product, not BlackBerry. Seeing as the phone has been due for over a year, and developer devices have been made available to developers, what more could BlackBerry do?

They are coming, it is a brand new phone and OS, and there's plenty of wiggle room right now.


Also, if you desperately want WhatsApp, then android version can be side loaded until the official BlackBerry 10 version is finished.

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yasserhy
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎03-28-2010
My Device: Blackberry Z10

Re: Skype, Viber, WhatsApp on Z10

I join my voice with you. Blackberry should have provided the basics at launch. the facebook app is even a bad app and lacking soooo much

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drewread
Posts: 1,035
Registered: ‎02-07-2013
My Device: Z10

Re: Skype, Viber, WhatsApp on Z10

Yasserhy, have you contacted any of these developers to let them know that you are interested in their apps being on BB10?
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Can't find an app on Blackberry World yet? Tweet the developer and ask when they will #GetWithBB10 !!
"Like it" if you like it. :smileyhappy:
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Teaboy1748
Posts: 1,151
Registered: ‎03-24-2011
My Device: Passport/Z30//Q10/ Z10 / 9900 / PlayBook / 9700 / 8900

Re: Skype, Viber, WhatsApp on Z10

[ Edited ]

I emailed Whatsapp 2 month ago before the launch of the Blackberry Z10 Event they told me they were not going to developed for Blackberry 10.  I guess they find something good about the blackberry 10 to all of a sudden start developing app for blackberry again.

 

Most of the App you named : Skype, Viber, WhatsApp... Had no plan to developed any app for Blackberry 10... They all wait and watch to see the response of the crowd responses before starting the development. This is not Blackberry fault of course since blackberry provides all the nesssary tool and help for developers. It is only up to the developer if they want to make a app for blackberry10.

 

 

 

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huseinayash
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎09-16-2012
My Device: Blackberry Toch 9860, Blackberry Z10 & PlayBook

Re: Skype, Viber, WhatsApp on Z10

come on Blackberry... we are loyel user, so we need that stuffs please.....

Hussein Ayash
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amansour
Posts: 50
Registered: ‎02-18-2013
My Device: z10

Re: Skype, Viber, WhatsApp on Z10

Cas118, you mentioned that we can download the Android version of WhatsApp on BlackBerry 10, can you please tell us how to do so?
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ViberTeam
Posts: 107
Registered: ‎12-05-2011
My Device: 9900

Re: Skype, Viber, WhatsApp on Z10

Hi,
This is an official representative of Viber Media.

Viber is not yet available for this device, but we're looking into it, please stay tuned. :smileyhappy:

For more questions or technical support, please visit our official HelpDesk.
Thanks,
Viber

An official representative from Viber Media (Viber app.)