WhatsApp Windows Phone

It looks like Nokia and Whatsapp are continuing to chug along, building up and refining the super popular messenger client for Windows Phone. Details of beta 2.9.6 and 2.9.7 have been revealed on the site PocketPC.ch and while not revelatory (nor final), they at least show some very minor changes scheduled.

First we should note that we don’t know what the release goal is for version numbers. It’s clear that WhatsApp have a few “betas” planned, adding features as they proceed, but it is not clear if 2.9.7 will be the one released to the Store or they are aiming for a “3.0” release.

It has been over a month since the last WhatsApp update, which is usually when they finally give us some new improvements, so maybe it's coming sooner than later.

So what are the big changes?

  • New smilies
  • Quicker app-start (2.747 sec)
  • Bigger Live Tile for Windows Phone 7.8
  • Some bug fixes (specifics, unknown)

That’s of course hardly the big changes that many of you would like to see with this app but at least it’s relatively fast and reliable with these latest versions. Hopefully the next update is right around the corner. We’ll of course keep you posted when it goes live.

Source: PocketPC.ch; Thanks, Giovanni, for the tip!