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In what would be a relieve for Blackberry users across the world, WhatsApp has extended support for some select devices till end of December 2017.

The Facebook-owned company announced the extension in an updated blog post.

According to the blog post, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 can be used until December 31st 2017 and Nokia S40 until December 31st 2018.

Meanwhile, Windows Phone version 8.0 and older will stop working on December 31st 2017. Also, Android versions 2.3.7 and older will conk out February 1st 2020.

However, some features might no longer work on these platforms.

This is the second time WhatsApp has pushed the end-of-life for its service on a few devices including the Blackberry 10.

The company had previously announced that older versions of Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Nokia devices would no longer be supported by the chat app.

The technology company advised users running WhatsApp on one of these devices to update their smartphone before the end of 2016.

As 2016 came to close, WhatsApp confirmed the chat app would no longer run on the iPhone 3GS, Windows Phone 7 devices, and phones running Android 2.1 or Android 2.2.

More than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere.

The newly refurbished Nokia 3310 is now available for sale in Nigeria for N18,000, the General Manager, HMD Global, West, East and Central Africa, Joseph Umunakwe has said.

A Chinese court has overturned a previous ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 copied the design of Chinese firm Baili 100C smartphone.

Finnish mobile device player Nokia is in reboot mode as it gets ready to bring to India a new version of its 17-year-old iconic Nokia 3310 handset for about Rs. 3,500, along with its Android smartphones, next quarter.

The heir to the Samsung business empire has been arrested on corruption allegations.

In what could be described as relieving to Blackberry users, world’s largest messaging platform, WhatsApp has extended their support for Blackberry OS to June 2017.

Blackberry finally launched its third Android phone last week, without as much as an official announcement. The DTEK60 - formerly referred to as the Argon - is, by the sounds of it, the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device with a powerful processor and support for the latest Quick Charge and Type-C connectivity.

Samsung has permanently halted production and sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after failing to correct a problem that was causing the devices to burst into flames.

A United States flight was evacuated prior to takeoff when a passenger’s Galaxy Note 7 — reportedly a replacement in Samsung’s global recall — caught fire, landing the company in new controversy.

Samsung Electronics West Africa have postponed the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 in Nigeria due to technical issues with the battery cell.

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