The WhatsApp drought on Windows Phone has been a rough one for fans of the hugely popular messaging client. For those out of the loop, the chat app mysteriously disappeared from the Marketplace search last Friday and still cannot be downloaded through the deep link as of this writing. There's been plenty of speculation as to why, but the reasons don't matter -- after all, most people just want to download the app and start chatting with their friends again.
Fortunately, it looks like the drought could be over sometime this weekend. WhatsAppen has learned from a local source at Nokia Netherlands that the app should be back in the Marketplace "within 48 hours". That's phenomenal news if true, but the site has admitted Nokia may not be the most concrete source. So we'll label this as a rumor for now, but one that should hopefully come true and restore order to the WhatsApp-less anarchy.
In case you missed it, we were also the first to report about 'leaked' screenshots of WhatsApp's future app for Windows Phone 8.
[Huge thanks to Michel of WhatsAppen!]