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Viber brings free calls to BlackBerry OS 5 and OS 7

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Viber brings free calls to BlackBerry OS 5 and OS 7

Viber brings free calls to BlackBerry OS 5 and OS 7
Viber is on a quest to become a truly cross platform VoIP service with free call support on everything from Android, iOS and Windows Phone to now even older platforms like BlackBerry OS 5 and OS 7. 

Viber has just announced that it has launched a beta of its apps for BB5 and BB7 supporting free calls over both Wi-Fi and 3G. Interestingly, BlackBerry OS 6 is not supported because of technical limitations.

BlackBerry Messenger or BBM was also recently overhauled with free voice call support on OS 5 but unlike Viber it only works on BlackBerry devices.

Viber is an Israeli startup that launched back in December 2010 and it is different in that it always runs in the background so you don’t need to have to explicitly open an app to say receive calls. In the two and a half years since it launched, Viber has grown to have 175 million users across the globe.

If you are wondering why BlackBerry OS 5 and 7, it is because the BlackBerry platform is Viber’s third-largest one after Android and iOS. The app is getting 15 000 new registrations on BlackBerry everyday.


via The Next Web

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posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:50

1. intos (Posts: 85; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


finally !

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 08:05

2. Yaldo_27 (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


How about os 6 ?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:51 1

3. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You clearly didn't bother to read the article.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 05:57 1

4. Viber (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


Hi,
This is an official representative from Viber.

Thank you for this article - we at Viber are just as excited as you are about our new beta release. We hope to release the official version very soon. :)

We are here to receive feedback and questions directly from our users. Please don't hesitate to contact us, and we'd be happy to assist.

Best regards,
Viber Team

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 06:25

5. Andrey_K (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


@Viber

I`m a mobile developer, please clarify what technical limitations do not allow to support OS6.

Thanks!

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 03:57

6. Viber (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


Hi Andrey_K

Going into the details of the OS6 barriers will go hand-in-hand with explaining Viber's way of functionality. Unfortunately we prefer not disclosing the technical features of Viber itself, and so we cannot elaborate on these problems.

Trust us - it is also our great interest to bring our new call feature to our OS6 users. This issue is still being looked into these days, but as we said - unfortunately we still don't have any news :(

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