Images of WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8 leaked early on the web
Ealry look at WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8
Although we’re still wondering when the popular chat service WhatsApp returns to the Windows Phone Marketplace we can in the meantime gaze at what it will look like on Windows Phone 8 ‘Apollo’.
Evidently the company has left some images of their ‘Apollo’ build aka Windows Phone 8 right on their server for all the public to see. The images themselves aren’t that revealing—we see numerous sized tiles featuring the app, some in-progress chats and image examples. All in in all in looks nice but it’s not a major overhaul nor barely a minor one (not that we’re trying to pick on the team behind the app)...
The images were found by Windows Phone Daily and they also noted the calendar tile with the comment "Monday Morning WhatsApp released Windows Phone version - Mon, Nov 28, 10 AM". That could mean something but the Windows Phone 7.5 version also shares that date but actually came out in late September, so we wouldn’t put too much into it.
Though nothing too revealing is shown by the images it’s sure nice to see companies like WhatsApp pushing forward on Windows Phone and we look forward to taking their new version for a spin.
Source: WhatsApp; via Windows Phone Daily
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I am using it on my iphone4s and haven't found any such issues that I would call it terrible.
but i really wish they do some more with it...perhaps make use of the large live tile to show messages, just like the native message tile :D
If I were microsoft I would definitely want whatsapp to be integrated with message hub, that would be so much win.
It's HTC Titan, Running WP 7.8,
It's An early Biuld of WhatsApp cuz it has no emoji in it.
And most important, the Screen Shots tells me that there going to be a " native screen shot " in WP 7.8
When i tap the tile, it takes 3-4 seconds to get to my last chat window, is that too long?
My received/sent messages come in on time on both wifi/data, i have no issues getting a message as they are received. The notificatino may get backed up if there are a large load of messages coming and it plays catch-up, but other than that, no issue with receiving notifications. Of course the notifications dissapear after a bit, but that is an OS issue, not whatsapp.
The only issue ihave with whatsapp is not being able to attach videos, unless you take the video via whatsapp, but it does not save on your phone or at least i can't find out how to save the video.