Offering an affordable and fast way to chat to friends and family around the world, messaging services like WhatsApp have become more popular than texting, and the app is now available for the Nokia Asha 501.
Starting November 21, all Nokia Asha 501 users can download the IM (instant messaging) application through a software update.
WhatsApp is extremely popular, because it is a cross-platform messaging app that uses your data or Wi-Fi connection in order to send free messages to other WhatsApp users. Yet, annual subscription to the service will cost you $0.99 after the first year, which is free.
After you download WhatsApp and log in for the first time using your Nokia Asha 501, your phone will automatically find and add contacts who are already using the messaging service.
Asha 501 will be the first device on the Asha Platform to support WhatsApp.WhatsApp is now available for the Nokia Asha 501 and will come pre-installed on the Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 when its out.