ooVoo Video Calling Arrives in BlackBerry 10

The service will enjoy tight integration with BlackBerry 10 core functionality

By on January 30th, 2013 18:31 GMT

ooVoo, one of the largest providers of social video calling services, with over 66 million users, has announced earlier this week plans to make its HD video communication product available for Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 10 operating system.

The new mobile OS comes to the market with features that will enable the ooVoo service to easily integrate with voice, video and the BlackBerry browser.

Through this service, users will enjoy a multi-platform solution that will enable them to video chat and exchange instant messages with their friends and family.

Furthermore, ooVoo enables up to 12 contacts to connect at the same time, so that users could share their experiences easier and faster than before.

“ooVoo serves more than one billion minutes of video each month to subscribers,” Jay Samit, president of ooVoo, commented on the launch.

“By bringing ooVoo HD video chat to the BlackBerry 10 platform BlackBerry 10 customers will be able to video chat and share videos anytime with the millions of ooVoo’s daily active users on virtually any mobile or desktop platform.”

ooVoo will be integrated into Blackberry 10’s calling functionality, so that users would be able to move easily from a voice call to an ooVoo video call.

Furthermore, they will enjoy great video quality, regardless of the platform on which their contacts are, all for free while on the go.

“As a leader in communications, we understand the importance of bringing people together in an innovative way that is easy to use,” said Martyn Mallick, vice president Global Alliances and Business Development at Research In Motion.

“ooVoo will be a fantastic choice for BlackBerry 10 customers looking for a multi-user video communications service that can connect them to their contacts on virtually any computer or mobile device, and we are pleased to work with ooVoo to help bring their service to our customers.”

The free ooVoo service is expected to become available through the BlackBerry World application portal later this year for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones, Research In Motion announced.

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