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WhatsApp Messenger – Now in Beta for Android!
The messaging application WhatsApp Messenger, made popular on the iPhone, is now available as a beta release for Android!
Many XDA forum members have been waiting for the release, and XDA member cgorki is one member who has posted this news in the forums.
WhatsApp is a smartphone to smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone, BlackBerry and Nokia devices. The application utilises push notifications to instantly send and receive messages free from other WhatsApp users. Supports pictures, audio and video.
The XDA member has confirmed that the beta apk works perfectly on the HTC Desire.
To join in the discussion and download the beta, visit the forum thread.
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