Reliance Jio is in talks with WhatsApp to create a special version of the popular messaging app for newly launched JioPhone, the company’s first 4G VoLTE feature phone, according to a latest report from Factor Daily. Both the companies are planning to introduce a toned-down version of WhatsApp on the feature phone.

"WhatsApp on JioPhone"

The JioPhone runs on KaiOS, a forked version of the Firefox operating system. WhatsApp, which has a over 200 million users in India, doesn’t have a version that runs on the KaiOS and therefore the duo are in talks for a special version. The discussions between the Jio officials and WhatsApp officials still seem to be in its preliminary stage.

The JioPhone comes pre-loaded with a bunch of Jio Apps, including Jio Music, Jio Cinema and Jio TV. The phone is also said to include Facebook and YouTube apps.

"JioPhone features"

The JioPhone packs a 2.4-inch QVGA display, is powered by Qualcomm 205 Mobile platform, has Alphanumeric keypad, 4-way Navigation key, microSD card slot, 2MP rear camera, torch light, FM Radio and NFC support. It also features voice commands to call someone, reject a call, browse internet, open apps and support 22 major Indian languages.

The JioPhone is effectively free, but to avoid misuse, the company is collecting Rs. 1500 as a security deposit, which will be refunded after 3 years. The beta testing of the Phone will begin from August 15th and the pre-booking for everyone through My Jio app and Jio retailer will be available from August 24th and shipping will begin in September in first-come-first serve basis.

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vijay
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This mobile come with pre loaded sim. If can we use our existing JIO sim?

Shubham Maurya
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YES

kiran
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sir we want apps like whatsapp facebook instagram please upload them fast

kiran
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jio mobile phone is aswome please upload apps

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