What I was trying to highlight is that these apps are not available to download from the App Store for ipad.
Therefore there is probably nothing wrong with Brain_Freezer's ipad mini..
Also if it was possible to somehow install Whatsapp on an ipad mini a live cellphone number is required to use the App
I hope this helps Brain_Freezer
You are correct about Whatsapp…I had not fully read the details. The listing in the app store for it does specifically state:
NOTE: WhatsApp is a telephony application and as such iPod or iPad are NOT supported devices
As such, WhatsApp will not run on an iPad and will not show up in the App Store on an iPad, no matter what you do (except maybe if you bought it and tried to download from your account…I have not tried that as I have no desire or need to "buy" Whatsapp). Since it still only uses your data connection, there is no reason why it could not work on an iPad (or iPod Touch). It seems that they don't yet support them, but might in the future…at least that is the implication from their site:http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/iphone/20950161
You are wrong, however, about BBM not being available from the App Store on an iPad. The iPad App Store automatically filters apps to only show apps that are designed for iPad or designed for use on both iPads or iPhones. By default, it will not show "iPhone only" apps (i.e. app designed just for iPhones). You can, however, adjust the search filter to show any "iPhone only" apps and BBM will show up on an iPad. I am able to find the BBM app and download it on my iPad (I haven't downloaded it as I have no need for it).