BBM Voice and BBM Channels are now available for Android and iOS. BBM Voice will allow Android smartphone and iPhone users to make free voice calls over the Blackberry Messenger, while BBM Channels allows them to get more social.
In a press release, the Canadian phone maker announced, “A new version of BBM™ will be available later today for Android™, iPhone and BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) customers, giving them lots of exciting new features. Android and iPhone customers will now be able to make free voice calls to BBM contacts over a Wi-Fi® or data connection with BBM Voice*, as well as access BBM Channels. In addition, BBM customers on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry** smartphones will have more to chat about with fast one-click sharing of photos, documents, voice notes and more. BBM customers will also be able to share their live location for a specified amount of time with other BBM contacts by using location sharing, powered by Glympse, and will have 100 new emoticons available to help them say what’s on their mind.”
John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry, said, “BBM continues to deliver new functionality as a premier messaging platform that provides a simple and effective way to stay connected. Today’s announcement gives Android and iPhone customers the rich experience of BBM Voice and BBM Channels – two great ways to connect with friends, family and colleagues, to build out communities around shared interests, and to follow your favorite people and brands. BBM continues to quickly evolve as a social mobile platform for consumers as well as for business customers through innovative features that give you great new ways to connect and share with each other.”
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