RIM's (RIMM) Next BBM to Include Video Calling, Replacement for Task App

December 27, 2012 5:22 PM EST Send to a Friend
Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM) is no doubt going to make a splash with the release of its BlackBerry 10 operating system. (Or, at least turn a few heads away from their Android devices briefly to take a look.)

BoyGeniusReport is highlighting that a key part of BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) part, will me much more functional moving forward. BBM will include voice-calling as well as screen-sharing capability, making the new operating system more interactive than ever.

Another photo BGR displayed was to a new BlackBerry Remember utility, which is expected to replace the native Task app.

How are these two things likely to happen? The original post on Crackberry had to take the images down "per request."

The move is a logical next step for BlackBerry, which is looking to regain some enterprise confidence as well as push further into the consumer market. Should BlackBerry come with the tools to hold video conference calls, businesses are more likely to adopt the new OS. Likewise, relatives that are far apart may want to see each other from time to time without having to be trapped in front of a computer to do so.

Why do you think Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) bought Skype for $8.5 billion?

RIM ended the session down 0.6 percent Thursday.


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