News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday January 30, 2013.
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BlackBerry, the company formerly known as RIM, today unveiled that it will include live video calling in the next iteration of BlackBerry Messenger. At the launch event of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, a live video demonstration showed how two users can call each other using a built-in video calling app.
Video calling also includes screen sharing that allows users to pair their phones so one person on the call can show a live depiction of their smartphone screen. So if one user wants to show the other how to complete a task or share photos instantly, BBM will make that possible. Video calling will make BlackBerry Messenger now support instant text, voice, or video communication.
BBM recently added phone calls for select versions of the platform. BlackBerry 10 is required for video calling.
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