Thursday, November 15, 2012

BBM Is Not Just A BBM Anymore

It Has BBM Voice Now

This is the latest and the bestest development so far at this very instant while completing this post, from Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry.

The company just announced through Marketwire today that BBM version 7 is available for update globally. Every BlackBerry and specifically BBM user can now avail this free voice messenger that can be used with wifi.

No wonder why an English dictionary entered and accepted the word BBM and is now a part of our vocabulary. It is because of its great impact to the society as a whole.

According to the press release, below features will be functional by the time you upgrade to BBM version 7:

  • Customers can initiate a BBM Voice call directly, or instantly switch from a BBM text chat to talk, and back again.
  • The split-screen feature allows customers to talk and text at the same time, so for example, they can send a picture to their contact while talking with them. They can also check other BBM text chats, check email, or navigate to other apps while engaged on a BBM Voice call.
  • BBM provides a visual indicator that shows when contacts are available for a voice call.
  • BBM Voice is compatible 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.
  • If it's not an ideal time to talk, customers can simply choose to respond by texting back. 
This is a very good news to all BlackBerry fanatics out there which I think, little by little, amazed by this kind of surprise from RIM. BBM is up to a higher level now.

One thing for sure though, is that telecommunications company providers worldwide will be in deep dilemma with this development. This will greatly affect their airtime selling.

I just hope though, that RIM will have its great negotiating power to those affected companies so as this service can be fully utilized by it followers.

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