The app also brings new emoticons, various other enhancements
Today, Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion has made available for download through the official BlackBerry App World a new flavor of the BBM 7 application for its users.The new application release brings along a nice range of enhancements, the most important of which is the inclusion of BBM Voice.
Through this feature, users will be able to engage into voice conversations with their contacts, provided that typing won’t suffice sometimes.
The updated BBM7 with BBM Voice is available through the official software portal with support for all devices running under BlackBerry 6 OS and higher.
According to the mobile phone maker, however, support for BlackBerry 5 OS devices is also planned, though it won’t arrive until early next year.
The application was made available with other enhancements as well, including:
- BBM upgrade notifications – BBM will notify you when there are updates to download straight from within the app
- BBID Synchronization – your BBM profile, Groups and Contacts are linked to your BlackBerry ID
- 16 Additional emoticons – even more choice for those times when words just aren’t enough. Can you spot the new ones?
The updated BlackBerry Messenger application will also provide users with increased freedom when it comes to the manner in which they can connect with their BBM contacts, RIM notes.
Furthermore, the company explains that the app has been built so that users would be able to easily switch from a BBM message to a BBM Voice call for free over Wi-Fi.
Users who would like to take advantage of the features and capabilities of the updated app should access this page in the App World. However, they might have to wait up to 24 hours before finding it in the software storefront, RIM announced.
Additional info on what the new BBM 7 with BBM Voice has to offer to users can be found in the video embedded below, courtesy of RIM themselves.