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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

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ongky74
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nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

Which version of nokia asha 205 support whatsapp, is it single sim version or both single sim and dual sim version?

 

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jimmyireland
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

Single sim.

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armagon
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

Neither the Asha 205 single-SIM or dual-SIM current have Whatsapp support. But if one of these will get the support going forward, then it would be indeed the single-SIM version, based on the fact that Whatsapp does not currently support any Nokia dual-SIM devices. 

 

Here's a list of Nokia Series 40 phones which currently support Whatsapp: http://whatsapp.com/s40/

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bharath0014
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

In future, do we get support for Whatsapp in asha 205 - dual sim version mobile.

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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

You will have to contact the developer @ http://whatsapp.com/s40/

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Ayyu
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

I have asha 205, and i think its can apply whatsapp :smileysad:
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armagon
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

Yep, it's up to the developer for a big part, but also about phone specs & performance as Whatsapp is implemented so that it can run in the background and stay connected all the time. There is at least one previous existing example of a single-SIM Asha model which didn't get Whatapp support at all (Asha 203). Based on my understanding with dual-SIM phones the problem is essentially the same - Whatsapp should stay connected all the time, or otherwise you will miss messages from other users. However changing between SIM-cards would interrupt with the connection.

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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp


armagon wrote:

Yep, it's up to the developer for a big part, but also about phone specs & performance as Whatsapp is implemented so that it can run in the background and stay connected all the time. There is at least one previous existing example of a single-SIM Asha model which didn't get Whatapp support at all (Asha 203). Based on my understanding with dual-SIM phones the problem is essentially the same - Whatsapp should stay connected all the time, or otherwise you will miss messages from other users. However changing between SIM-cards would interrupt with the connection.


 

That doesn't sound right to me. Nobody would make a mobile service which requires a 100% reliable connection. Also, Whatsapp works fine in dual SIM Android phones to my knowledge. So there must be something in the way dual SIM is implemented in Series 40, which makes it impossible or at least difficult to make Whatsapp work with them.

 

The lack of Asha 203 support is probably a memory issue: all other Asha phones have at least 32 MB of RAM, but the poor 203 has to make do with just 16 MB. It does not explain why for example the C2-01 and C2-02 are not supported, but that could just be an omission on part of Whatsapp developers. If the memory theory is correct, Asha 205 won't be getting Whatsupp, either (it has only 16 MB of RAM).

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armagon
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

PvtJoker: 

 

yep, I'm sure it would be possible to get Whatsapp running on Nokia dual-SIM devices, it would not be able to run "well enough" due to the way the connection management is implemented on those mentioned DS devices. It's something Nokia should work on optimizing going forward. 

 

Actually, the RAM/ROM details for Asha 202/203 seem to be wrong on Nokia Developer specs.. The correct values should be 64 MB of ROM and 32 of RAM. Even the firmware of the device could not fit into 32 MB of ROM space as the images are bigger combined... Need to get that checked out.

 

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ATEM1379
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

If i go to a phone store i must tell 'em that i want a nokia asha 205 with a single-sim not dual to have whatsapp? Why is dual-sim phones doesn't support whatsapp, its not like the app is going to use both the simcards
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satyam384
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

c2-02 is compatible with whatsapp.:smileyhappy: Ofcourse it is not officially metioned but it just works PERFECTLY.:smileyhappy:

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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

Hi ATEM1379

 

Thank you for posting and welcome to Nokia Support Discussions! :Cool:

 

Nokia Asha 205 is currently not compatible with WhatsApp, you can check this link: http://www.whatsapp.com/s40/ for the list of phones supported by the said application. Alternatively, you can check Nokia Store to download similar application to WhatsApp.

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d1565
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

nokia should try hard to make whatsapp available for asha 205.we r suffering alot
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

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smallfries
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

how do you download whatsapp on this phone??

how do you set up chat messenger on this phone?the chat it came with

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eterneldigital
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

hello i would like to help me how i can add the whatsapp to an Asha 205 Nokia single sim


satyam384 wrote:

c2-02 is compatible with whatsapp.:smileyhappy: Ofcourse it is not officially metioned but it just works PERFECTLY.:smileyhappy:




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Abi99
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

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Does this help?

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New Member
shaheenchanda
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

i need a direct link to download whatsapp on my nokia asha 205 dual sim i had recently downloaded it but its was deleted i want to downlaod it plz some one help me to downlaod it... plz
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kabu1967
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Re: nokia asha 205 and whatsapp

what developpers support whatsup on asha dual 205. I really need whatsup
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