Nokia X Series Smartphones To Come Preloaded with WeChat Messaging App

By Vivek

Following the footsteps of the most popular cross-platform instant messaging app WhatsApp, WeChat is also making some impact on the users. That's the very reason why Nokia has pre-loaded the application in its latest Nokia X smartphone, which was launched in India recently. Nokia X phones will have all the WeChat's features which include "People Nearby," "Shake" and "Draft Bottle," and free stickers.

Nokia X Series Smartphones To Come Preloaded with WeChat Messaging App


In terms of popularity, WeChat claims to be the fastest growing social media platform with a 379% increase in users during the period of Q2 to Q4 2013, topping the GlobalWebIndex's Q4 2013 report in terms of growth.

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But online reports are now suggesting that the application will be made available across all the handsets falling in the Nokia X series. Which means that the messaging app will also be made available in Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. The two handsets from the Finnish giant are said to launch in the Q2 this year. It should be noted that the Nokia X smartphone series are based on Nokia's new smartphone platform based on Android OS.

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Bryan Biniak, Global Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Nokia said, "We are thrilled to bring WeChat to the Nokia X smartphone family. We continually aim to bring people the best smartphone experience with our innovative hardware and software, and WeChat is a perfect addition to help people stay connected and share more joy with friends."

Blackberry's BBM application is another potential rival against the WeChat apart from WhatsApp.

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