Today, Viber announced the availability of a new flavor of their BlackBerry app, namely 2.3, with some appealing enhancements packed inside, and also confirmed that it was working on a new version of the software, to offer support for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS from Research In Motion.The company also announced that it would eventually bring voice calling capabilities to Viber for BlackBerry in April, and that it had been working closely with RIM to include the feature in their mobile client.
“We have worked hard to ensure a consistent Viber experience across all of our supported platforms. This is especially true for Blackberry, which is our third most popular platform,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber.
“We have invested significant resources in making Viber for Blackberry the best experience possible for our users. Ultimately, this experience will include voice calling, and we are thrilled to demonstrate that feature for our users.”
However, with RIM set to make the new BlackBerry 10 operating system official on January 30, all eyes turn to the amount of applications that will be available for the platform when the first devices land on shelves.
Whether Viber will be one of these or not, it remains to be seen. The one thing that is certain, however, is that the company is indeed working on making the client available for the upcoming mobile OS version.
When asked about its plans for the BlackBerry 10 OS, the company said that it was “working with RIM to keep improving Viber on all versions of Blackberry, including the version to come.”
Viber has over 140 million users all around the world, and can be enjoyed on other mobile operating systems out there as well, including Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. Nokia’s devices running S40 / Symbian and Samsung’s Bada devices also have access to the service.