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BlackBerry Messenger gets voice calls over Wi-Fi

BlackBerry Messenger gets voice calls over Wi-Fi

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.

BBM voice is still in beta right now, stop by Blackberry Beta zone for more details.