Nokia X series of phones to come pre-loaded with WeChat

WeChat comes preloaded on the recently launched Nokia X, and will also be available on Nokia X+ and Nokia XL when they are launched in India in the second quarter. WeChat is among the fastest growing messaging apps with a 379 percent increase in users during the period of Q2 to Q4 2013, topping the GlobalWebIndex’s Q4 2013 report in terms of growth. 


WeChat social experience brings all it's features including “People Nearby,” “Shake” and “Draft Bottle,” and free stickers for Nokia users. Teaming up with messaging apps appears to have become an upcoming trend among budget device makers. Earlier, Micromax had teamed up with BlackBerry’s popular messaging service. Now, all Micromax Canvas devices come preloaded with BBM.


“We are thrilled to bring WeChat to the Nokia X smartphone family. We continually aim to bring people the best smartphone experience with our innovative hardware and software, and WeChat is a perfect addition to help people stay connected and share more joy with friends,” said Bryan Biniak, Global Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Nokia.


In India, the Nokia X, has been launched at a price of Rs 8,599. As we saw in our encounter with the Nokia X, it’s an odd phone and the initial impression it left on us was not very good. But we will have to wait and see how Nokia tunes up the X series.

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