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The WhatsApp messaging application, which this February has surpassed one billion active users, has recently announced that it will stop providing service before the end of the year to smartphones with the BlackBerry operating system (including BlackBerry 10), Nokia S40 and Nokia S60, as well as Android 2.1 and 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1.

WhatsApp argues the decision based on the fact that these smartphones do not have the necessary capabilities for the new features that it plans to introduce to the app in the near future. The app has already included voice calls, and there is already talk of the introduction of video calls.

The news reflects the changes experienced in the world of smartphones since its introduction: as WhatsApp remembers, when the application was launched in 2009, BlackBerry and Nokia had 70% of the market share in smartphones, and today Today, mobile phones with Android, iOS and Windows Phone operating systems represent 99.5% of sales. As proof of this, BlackBerry has already abandoned its own operating system for Android.

The announcement of the app will force some users to switch to an iPhone or smartphones with modern versions of Android or Windows Phone, if they want to stay connected to WhatsApp.