Quashing any rumors in the air that Whatsapp was being bought by Google for $1 bn, Business Development Chief Mr. Neeraj Arora said that they were unfounded and untrue.
Rumors were abounding in the cyber world as Google is showing keen interest in entering the IM market and acquiring Whtasapp with its wide base of customers could well benefit the company greatly. Google Plus is popular with Google Plus users and acquisition of Whatsapp would surely be beneficial to the company. However, as pointed out earlier Whatsapp is in no mood for an acquisition and all rumors amounting to the same are null. On the other hand rumor has it that Google will be launching a service known as Bable that combines all of its existing chat clients thereby providing a single interface for its users.
Whatsapp provides it users with a superior replacement to the conventional SMS mainly because of features like no holds barred messaging and zero additional charges. The service has been developed to work on virtually every platform ranging from Android, iOS, Symbian, Windows Phone, Series 40 and BlackBerry OS.
The app is free for Windows phones and Android devices but iOS users need to pay $0.99 to download the software. The same cost is applicable to Android and Windows Phone users after a year of free usage.