By now, the news of WhatsApp having no current plans to offer a BlackBerry 10 version has made its rounds in a pretty big way. When the news came about, I think James was pretty upset about it; hence his hasty post on the matter. You see, WhatsApps response is a pretty common scenario. Most companies when asked will give that sort of generic answer because chances are the person you're asking either doesn't know or doesn't want to say. With James now properly thrown under the bus, there is some good news to come out of all of this.

As highlighted in the image above from @AndresGomezSar, the BlackBerry Developer Relations team is looking into getting WhatsApp in place for BlackBerry 10 as noted above. Truth be told, they've been at this stuff with a lot of the big name app devs out there since BlackBerry 10 has been in the works. In fact, it's one of the key roles of the BlackBerry Evangelist teams at RIM headed up by Bob Taniguchi. Tak to devs, get the apps ready.

In the end, no matter what you think of WhatsApp it'd be nice to see them supporting the platform. There is a lot of users of WhatsApp out there and those users being on the BlackBerry 10 platform would be great. Interestingly, all this news of WhatsApp has once again brought up talks of BBM going cross-platform. While I don't subscribe to that idea myself, after last nights earnings call and Thorsten Heins saying some service revenues could be coming from BBM, it sure does make you wonder if BlackBerry would ever do such a thing. Add new services to BBM, make it superior to everything else and offer it cross-platform. Crazy enough to work.