After the Android version and some screenshots popped up, it seemed only a matter of time before the BlackBerry version would appear as well and so it has. The BBM Meetings app for BlackBerry 10 has now arrived in BlackBerry World ahead of the official announcement, though to be perfectly honest there's not much you can do with it until it's officially announced and even then, it might be limited to BES12. In any case, here's the rundown of what the app offers.
BBM Meetings offers a fresh new take on mobile collaboration. With a mobile-optimized user experience, BBM Meetings allows on-the-go professionals to meet on BlackBerry 10, Android, iPhone, and both Windows and Mac. You can enjoy:
HD Video & Voice Conferencing: Bring great ideas to life with HD video and voice conferencing for up to 25 participants either in active speaker or gallery mode.
BBM chats become meetings at the Tap of a Button: Turn any BBM chat, multiperson chat, group chat, or BBM Voice call into a live meeting with the simple touch of a button.
Ring. Answer. Joining a meeting is as easy as that: Stop struggling with conference IDs, passcodes, and PINs. When it's time to meet, your phone rings. Answer it just like a voice call and you're in the meeting, ready to go.
Present anywhere, with groundbreaking mobile collaboration: BBM Meetings is designed for mobile, so you can present from your device of choice – mobile or desktop. Show your screen, deliver a presentation, share a document, or even add temporary notes.
Better collaboration. Better value: Get all the standard meeting features and innovative new mobile experiences, plus award winning BlackBerry T-support included with a host subscription.
Schedule on the move: Easily start or schedule a video and audio conference from your mobile device. Invite attendees from your local or company address book using email or BBM.
Chat while you meet: Sometimes a good idea can't wait for the call to wrap up. Send a message to the group while you meet or send a private message to a single attendee.
Take control. Stay productive: Keep meetings on track and productive by managing attendees, even when hosting from a mobile device. Pass host controls, mute noisy lines, remove attendees, and lock your meeting to keep it private. •DIAL IN: Outside of your data coverage or roaming overseas? No problem. When you don't have access to data, simply dial in from a phone line.
As noted in the app, BBM Meetings requires a paid BBM subscription, so say to safe we'll be hearing more about those offerings later today at the BlackBerry for Enterprise event, which you can watch with us starting at 9AM PT.