Blackberry continues to add value to their popular message platform BlackBerry Messenger. With the latest BBM update, users can now send each other voice message and voice calls over a Wi-Fi connection. According to RIM, the BBM Voice calls will be free. This should be a nice treat for the BBM users out there, especially those using the service for cross country communication.
BBM Voice includes a number of convenient features.
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.