I know that some of us usually greet our friends with casual greeting, “What’s up, Dude?”. The name of the mobile messaging application is perhaps inspired by that. But believe me, writing down the application name not as it is, but as Whatsup or Wazzap or the like, is never cool, Dude.
According to its website,
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.
The cross-platform point is the reason why I use this application in my Nokia E60 in the first place. I remember how I used to resent so much to Blackberry Messenger, all apologies go to my friends never tired to ask me to buy a Blackberry.
Why do we buy Blackberry if it isn’t classified as smartphone? The phone itself is never smart enough, no good camera, no unique applications. All smartphones nowadays already provide push mail system, if we can afford the phone bill.
If the only reason we buy Blackberry is because of its messenger, hey? Unless what we want is a small scoop pretentiously exclusive group of chat, then there’s no reason of using it. Be exclusive and missed out all of our friends out there who choose to use iPhone, Android, Symbian and other phones.
With Blackberry messenger, we need to ask for someone’s Blackberry PIN number in order to be connected with them. With Whatsapp, we only need to record their phone number. What if the internet connection got sucked up? If we only have their Blackberry PIN number, without knowing their mobile number, we’re fucked up. But if we have their mobile number, we can send them SMS or phone them. But why record so many if we can only record one and get many?
Unless it’s cordially by our company to use it and they are willingly pay for it (both the device and the phone bill), so why stick with Blackberry? Tell me.