HMD Global has announced that WhatsApp is now available for download from the Store on the Nokia 8110.
Previously, it only had the traditional SMS, which is a deal-breaker for anyone who’s interested to go old-school but unwilling to give up WhatsApp.
So this new app in Store will probably itch the hearts of many who want to relive those moments where you can text without looking at the screen yet typed with high accuracy.
Head of Asia Pacific, HMD Global said:
“Millions of people stay in touch with their loved ones through messaging apps like WhatsApp, and we wanted to bring this to fans of our retro classic, the Nokia 8110. Now you can keep up-to-date on your family and friends’ groups, share messages and never miss a moment, all with the style and cool-factor of a true Nokia classic.”
Powering the Nokia 8110 is a unique KaiOS, a web-based mobile operating system. It also has an app store, just like the other mainstream operating systems such as Android and iOS. On the store, you can download more apps like Facebook, Google Maps, Google Search, Google Assistant and classic games.
The Nokia 8110 is a 4G device, so when it comes to internet connection and calls, it can deliver VoLTE-grade calls as well.
Sebastien Codeville, founder and CEO of KaiOS Technologies said:
“We are delighted that WhatsApp is now available on the widely popular Nokia 8110, enabling users to easily communicate with friends and family, both near and far. Our mission is to provide affordable digital services to everyone, and this announcement marks a big milestone towards our goal.”
Pricing and Availability
The Nokia 8110 retails at SGD109.00 with GST and it comes in Traditional Black and Banana Yellow. You can get it at its sole distributor A-Mobile at all M1 Shops, Courts, Challenger, Best Denki, Mustafa, Sprint Cass, Gain City, Handphoneshop, 3Mobile and selected A-Mobile authorised retailers. You can also find it on Lazada and Handphoneshop.com.