WhatsApp announced on Friday that it will be ending its support for the app on Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY) devices by the end of 2016 due to their lack of capacity for new features. The pioneer smartphones will not be the only ones to be cut off as Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 7.1 and even Android 2.1 and 2.2 will be out too.
The messaging company explained that the devices no longer have the capabilities they need to expand the app’s features in the future. They recommend its users that still use the app on those platforms to upgrade to a newer Android, iPhone or Windows Phone before the end of the year.
Old times were remembered in their announcement as WhatsApp looked back into their beginnings in 2009. Times when the Apple’s App Store was only a few months old and about 70 percents of the smartphones at the time were provided by Blackberry or Nokia.