How to install WhatsApp onto a Blackberry 9220, 9300 and 9900 with or wthout App World? Installing WhatsApp onto a Blackberry 9900 is as simple as following a step by step list of procedures. When downloading and installing this app, it is essential to use the BlackBerry Browser. This may or may not work on Chrome or Firefox.
Now that you have your Blackberry Browser open, you can go to www.whatsapp.com to start the download process. Click on the Download button to go to WhatsApp download link. Once there, you can now click on the image of the Blackberry to start downloading of the app. For this to work properly, you need to have a minimum of Blackberry OS 4.6 and either Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) or Blackberry Enterprise Service (BES). The download should take a minute or less to download and install.
Once WhatsApp has finished installing, you can now open it and start the initial setup process. If this is your first time using WhatsApp, you will need to follow the onscreen prompts for the setup to complete. Once that is done, your mobile number will then be associated with your WhatsApp account. At this time, your contacts will be scanned and anyone’s number that uses WhatsApp will be in your favorites list. This list can be edited at a future time. It is suggested that you allow for WhatsApp to sync with your contact in your phone. This will make messaging your friends who use WhatsApp easier. There may be a one-year free trial and then after that is up, your subscription fee is just 99 cents.
If you do not have a Blackberry Internet Service or Enterprise service you can still download and install WhatsApp using an alternet method. The first thing you will need to do is to open options and go to advancd options. Once there, you will need to click on TCP/IP. Once there, you will need to enter your carriers APN manually.
Different carriers will have different APN settings. You can go online to find the different APN settings for each carrier. Here are some of the more popular APN settings for carriers in the United States. T-mobile will use ‘internet2.voicestream.com‘, while Cingular uses ‘ISP.CINGULAR’. Verizone customers can use either ‘internet’ or ‘vzwinternet‘ for their APN settings.
The side effect of doing this is that you may disable Blackberry Browser and other Research In Motion owned apps. Now that you have entered the correct APN settings, you can go to App World and download WhatsApp. If you do not have Blackberry App World, you can just download WhatsApp via wifi mode if your phone has that option. These procedures should work with the Blackberry 9220, 9300 and the 9900 models and could work with other Blackberry Phones. If WhatsApp fails to download and install, you could just be out of space on your phone. If this is the case, then you can simply uninstall WhatsApp and a few other un-needed apps and try the install again. You should always make sure you have enough space for an application to download and install.
Other things to look for when your install process fail would be the version of your Blackberry OS and settings. Sometimes, your Internet connection with your carrier is just to slow. When this happens, you should try your download again in a few minutes. Other times, network problems may prevent you from getting a fast enough connection for a reliable download. If that is the case, your cellular provider may be having equipment issues.
When it comes to downloading and installing WhatsApp or any other app for that matter, you may have several ways of going about the install. Always read the instructions and follow suggestions of the developers. Also, avoid downloading WhatsApp from unofficial sources, as you never know who it is that your downloading from The WhatsApp download page from www.whatsapp.com is a trusted source. If possible, use also a virus scanner or Blackberry’s security software to ensure you do not contract viruses and malware.