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Mobile & Wireless

RIM updates BBM for free voice calls over Wi-Fi

Wednesday 14 November 2012 | 11:58 CET | News
Research In Motion (RIM) has unveiled BBM version 7, a free update, which will allow customers to make free voice calls to other BBM customers around the world over a Wi-Fi connection. BBM Voice includes a split-screen feature that allows customers to talk and text at the same time. BBM provides a visual indicator that shows when contacts are available for a voice call. BBM Voice is complaint with any accessories a customer has now for making voice calls on their BlackBerry smartphone, such as a Bluetooth or wired headset. Customers can also use BBM Voice over their BlackBerry smartphone's speakerphone. BBM version 7 is integrated with a customer's BlackBerry ID, which is designed to back up BBM profile, groups and contacts so they can automatically be restored in the event they switch to a new BlackBerry smartphone, including to a BlackBerry 10 device. BBM version 7 with the BBM Voice feature is currently available in Beta for BlackBerry smartphones running the BlackBerry 6 OS or higher with support planned for smartphones running the BlackBerry 5 OS at a future date. The beta can be downloaded for free from BlackBerry Beta Zone.


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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Research In Motion
Countries: World
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