RIM launches BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing App in App World

June 3, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

At first the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing App was only available to beta testers in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Today RIM announced that the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing App is now available to all in BlackBerry App World.

The app converts audio conferencing details into a single “Join Now” button for a user to quickly and easily join a conference call from their BlackBerry smartphone in a single click. It also makes it easy to schedule conference calls from a BlackBerry smartphone in an easy two-step process using the BlackBerry Calendar and a user’s conference call profile, which they can easily set up in the app. Many of the leading audio conferencing systems are supported.

You can grab the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing App from BlackBerry App World here.

Press Release:

RIM Launches BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing App on BlackBerry App World

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – June 3, 2011) – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced availability of the free BlackBerry(R) Mobile Conferencing app on BlackBerry App World(TM) for customers in North America. BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing makes joining and scheduling conference calls from a BlackBerry(R) smartphone quick and easy.

The app converts audio conferencing details into a single “Join Now” button for a user to quickly and easily join a conference call from their BlackBerry smartphone in a single click. It also makes it easy to schedule conference calls from a BlackBerry smartphone in an easy two-step process using the BlackBerry Calendar and a user’s conference call profile, which they can easily set up in the app. Many of the leading audio conferencing systems are supported.

“With BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing, making conference calls has never been easier,” said Tom Goguen, vice president, collaboration and social networking at Research In Motion. “Converting multiple steps and hard to remember codes into a simple ‘Join Now’ button is another great example of how BlackBerry smartphones enhance communications and productivity.”

Key features of the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app include:

–   One-Click Join – Before a conference call starts, a pop-up reminder
displays a “Join Now” button that, with a single click, dials the
conference bridge and enters the appropriate codes to connect the user
to the conference. If the call gets disconnected or the user needs to
drop off, the app will present a “Reconnect” button, which dials the
user back into the call with one click.

–   Easy Conference Scheduling – A user can schedule a conference call
complete with conference bridge details directly from the BlackBerry
Calendar in an easy two-step process. To enable this capability, the
user sets their conference call profile once in the BlackBerry Mobile
Conferencing app, including dial-in numbers and access codes, then
simply adds the profile as part of the calendar invitation. (The
moderator code is kept hidden from participants in the calendar
invitation.)

–   Optimal Conference Call Number Selection – If multiple dial-in numbers
are provided to accommodate participants in different regions, the
application can automatically choose an optimal number to use (for calls
within North America), such as using the local number if the user is
within the local calling area rather than a toll-free number; or a toll-
free number if the dial-in number would otherwise be long distance.
Users can also select or modify a specific dial-in number manually.

BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing requires BlackBerry(R) Device Software 5.0 or higher. It is currently available in North America on BlackBerry App World at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/46253.

For more information, visit www.blackberry.com/mobileconferencing.

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