Updated 19 Jun, 2013, 4:40 pm IST
Exploring App Stores: Five alternatives to WhatsApp
| by Karan Shah
With everything going mobile, instant messaging applications have more or less replaced IM services like Yahoo talk, AIM, AOL and MSN Messenger. At present, WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging applications, but what if you have a smartphone that still doesn’t have WhatsApp? For example, a Bada OS handset or even a Java phone. Or, what if you want to keep the conversation going on, even if you are on your laptop or desktop and don’t want to switch over to your smartphone. All of this and more, can be found in our five alternatives to WhatsApp messenger below.
This application is quick to install and takes very little of system resources. It’s got a refreshing blue user interface as well. Though it’s not available over all existing mobile platforms, this app is one of the easiest ones to use, if you want to stay in touch with your friends. One interesting feature that comes with this application is Open Groups – you can talk about what you want by simply finding open goups using the Discover tab.
Here are a few of the features of this particular App:
This application has the widest support for platforms at the moment, including both Symbian and Java phones. It’s got a simplistic feel to it, but is an extremely powerful application on its own. What more, the makers also have a scheme that lets users SMS for free to Zone A Countries - (including USA and India). It works even if one of the users has JaxtrSMS installed.
Here are a few of the features of JaxtrSMS:
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