BBM 7 beta version comes up, added Voice calls feature over Wi-Fi network

Research in Motion is busy these days because of testing the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system, the company is going to launch the operating system within few months. This time RIM wants to earn more goodwill with the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app and in the same sense, the company releases a beta version of BBM 7. The beta version, BBM 7 is completely different from the other versions because it supports Voice calls over any Wi-Fi network.

BBM 7 beta version

BBM 7 beta version interface

One of the most popular chat messenger is going to be a step further with the Voice calls feature and RIM has many expectations of more growth using the new version in all the BlackBerry devices. On the releasing of BBM 7 beta version, T.A. McCann, Vice President of BBM and Social Communities at RIM said;

“BBM is the quick, easy way to stay connected to the people that matter to you, and with today’s announcement we’re expanding the capabilities of the service for deeper social engagement and even greater collaboration, beginning with voice functionality. The new BBM Voice feature is for when you’re travelling and you want to call home without worrying about phone charges. It’s for when you have news you can’t wait to share, for quickly explaining complicated details, and collaborating with colleagues. Whenever your ideas are too big for text, there’s BBM Voice.”

The new version comes up as a new revolution in the BlackBerry chatting world as no more typing is required for chatting with friends. But as everything has some downsides as well, the new version only support calls over a Wi-Fi network which means no support on any 3G or even on 4G data network.

With the new BBM 7 beta version, users can make call to any other Blackberry user in contact right through the app and attend any call through a BlackBerry contact using any Wi-Fi network. The new version of BBM also comes with a backup option, which means users can back up their profile, groups and contacts which helps in switching over any new BlackBerry device.

The BBM 7 beta version is compatible with any BlackBerry device based on BlackBerry OS 6 and above, however, the company is also working on a similar messenger for older version BlackBerry devices. If you are interested in testing the beta version, check out the BlackBerry Beta Zone and sign up a new account to download the app.

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