26 January 2014

Blackberry to start free voice calls on BBM

Google could do this, if they wanted (they already have the technology in Google Talk/calling from Gmail, and Hangouts), and wrap it up in the "Google version" of Android as a "killer app" -- will they?

Blackberry to start free voice calls on its instant messenger app by February - The Economic TimesSmartphone maker Blackberry will introduce free voice calls on its instant messenger app over next month through an update which will also allow users to surf and create BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) channels, share content and geographical location on the go...which will put BBM in direct competition with apps like Viber, Line and WhatsApp, that allow users to make free calls and send audio as chats. The Canadian company that had launched BBM voice for BB 10 users last year, will make the free calling feature available across Android, iPhone and BlackBerry OS 5 upwards smartphones. Around 100 million people worldwide use BBM across OS platforms...

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