Yes, in just 24 hours we will make our WhatApp messenger for BlackBerry available for direct download from our website.
We also just removed our app from the AppWorld and will no longer be distributing WhatsApp Messenger through the AppWorld. We are making this change primarily for the following reasons:
- Worldwide distribution. AppWorld is currently limited to just a handful of countries and we want to make our app available to you no matter where you live.
- Try and buy. You will be able to download our Blackberry application for free, try it and pay for one year of service through Paypal (Google checkout option coming soon). Switching to service and charging an annual subscription will help us better deal with piracy and build a sustainable business.
- For our existing Blackberry users, we want to thank you for your help in beta testing and early adoption. If you already purchased and registered WhatsApp from the AppWorld, your account will get 10 year subscription automatically.
Our goal is to launch Sunday night (we are in PST), so check http://www.whatsapp.com/ota/ for availability