In response to your inquiry we would like to inform you that we don't know when exactly the next update will release for your device, but we assure to you that whats app is going to be available as soon as possible in the next update.
Hmmmm, can I ask why to use Whatsapp at all ? - You can use just fb for text messaging ... and a good point is that your battery will also last clearly longer without Whatsapp (when using just fb) ...
Can't believe some of you guys returned your N9 because it doesn't have WhatsApp. I agree that it a nice app, have used it on Android and Windows Phone and am missing a lot on my N9. But I am not returning it cause of that. Also it's free only for a year, then we have to pay.
eBuddy xms is available for the N9 which is also available for Android, Windows Phone,Symbian, iOS and BlackBerry. Also Liveprofile has promised support and I think KIK is on board as well. I thiink WhatsApp popularity might die when they apply the $1.99 fee, and people will start migrating towards Liveprofile, KIK and eBuddy.