BBM7 update for BlackBerry brings BBM Voice for free Wi-Fi calls
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After a few weeks of beta testing, RIM has finally made BBM7 available for all to download as an official app through BlackBerry App World. BBM7 is the latest version of BlackBerry Messenger and brings a new feature called BBM Voice which allows users to enjoy free calls with their BBM contacts through Wi-Fi connections. It is compatible with devices that run BlackBerry OS 6 and 7.

What Else You Need To Know

  • BBM Video Chat is another new feature planned for BlackBerry Messenger; it is expected to become available with BlackBerry 10 next year.
  • The BBM7 update also adds a total of 16 new emoticons to BBM, BBID synchronization, and a new alert notification for available BBM upgrades.

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on chatting with someone on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), trying to explain something, and realize it’d be a lot easier to just pick up the phone and talk it out. - Donny H., Inside BlackBerry  
So many people have debated that RIM should take BBM cross-platform, but I still believe that BBM should be exclusive for BlackBerry users only. - BlackBerry Hank, RIMarkable  
New BBM 7 Update Now Available: Get Talking with BBM Voice [VIDEO]
BBM 7 leaves beta, brings WiFi voice calls into the mix (video)  

RIM moves quickly: it was just a few weeks ago that BlackBerry Messenger 7 was in beta, and today we're seeing a finished version roll out to BlackBerry App World.

Get Talking with BBM7 Voice  

BlackBerry Messenger is by far the best mobile messaging program out to date and with the addition of BBM Voice; this just puts more distance between BBM and any other mobile messaging program out on the market.

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