BBM Video may be introduced with BlackBerry 10

BBM Video may be introduced with BlackBerry 10
Now here's a little piece of news that should make all BlackBerry loyalists pretty happy. Evidence suggests that with BlackBerry 10, RIM will introduce a new feature for its popular BBM service, namely video conversations.

BBM Video, as the feature will likely be named, has not been mentioned by any of the company's officials, but its existence has been seemingly confirmed by the latest BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha update. In particular, there's a folder called "bbm_video", and inside it is stored an audio file named "video_chat.m4a". The file is the same ringtone used by the video chat app found on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

This comes only a couple of weeks after voice conversations were added to the BBM feature set with the app's latest beta update. With BBM Voice, users can call their BBM contacts for free.

Of course, you should keep in mind that the existence of BBM Video has not been confirmed by an official source. More details, however, will surely surface pretty soon. The BlackBerry 10 platform is to be introduced on January 30, along with the first two smartphones that will run it.

source: Crackberry

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26 Comments

1. AlexYouOC

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Sounds like RIM is going all out with BB10........ If this doesnt work, its definitely time to throw in that white flag

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

More like "Black" flag!

2. wendygarett unregistered

Uh ok... Bring it on RIM

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

RIM gonna RAM Apple soon!! :D

8. wendygarett unregistered

Off topic... Is this avatar yours lol... I hate to say this but it's kinda cool actually... And wait... Can Windows 8 actually can screenshot? Cool :)

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That joke was meant for actually... RIM won't lay a hand on Apple, atleast not just yet. And yes, it can (take) screenshots...

16. wendygarett unregistered

Don't get me wrong dude, I'm the one who give you green not red lol :) If that's the case, I'm starting to interest to get wp soon lol

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I know man, it ain't you... I'm just clarifying... So you're interested in Windows phone 8 because it can take screenshots? Lol...it sounds like that.

18. wendygarett unregistered

Lol yeah... Did my avatar answer your question?? No screenshot is actually a deal breaker for me :)

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Pikachu, huh? Well, lets get back to topic before PA shuts us down, lol. BB really has more than just stones and pebbles to pick. .. It ain't going to be easy...but i wish them luck, they'll need it.

4. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

nobody uses bbm anymore (except in my country)

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh, you don't know half of the world yet!!

10. the.real.question

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

surprise... according to: gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-ID-monthly-201206-20​1211 There's only 5% of BB user in Indonesia and 18% android user in Indonesia 5% of BB user in Indonesia x 120 million user = ONLY 6 million blackberry (out of ????)

7. DiegoMarques

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Good news! But RIM is thinking in provide an upgrade to its old devices to support BlackBerry 10?

11. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Most likely not. Rims old bbs have very underpowered hardware. I seriously doubt any of those devices can handle bb 10.

9. the.real.question

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

The real QUESTION is... RIM always say they have 80 million user... IS THIS 80 Million user REAL??? Do RIM still count inactive user? (user that don't use the BBM in 1 month). C'mon RIM, be honest, how many of your user that use BBM at least 30 days ago. My calculation... seeing the quality of BB is not good with BB OS 6 devices having problem after about 6 month, I predict BB user were only around 40 million user.

12. the.real.question

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

from: cio.com/article/714961/New_BlackBerry_10_Devices_I​mpress_But_Can_They_Save_RIM_ "..... The majority of feedback from the media on the first two BlackBerry 10 devices has been positive. But I'm still not sure these two devices, and the additional BlackBerry 10 handsets RIM releases next year, will be enough to reverse RIM's rapidly declining market share and save the BlackBerry brand. I'll explain why shortly. But first, some thoughts on the upcoming BlackBerry 10 hardware and software. ..... .... I know just how he feels. And I know millions of BlackBerry users feel the same way. Unfortunately, it's just not possible to at this point to say if BlackBerry 10 will save RIM. Most of my opinions stated above are positive. That's because I'm honestly impressed with BlackBerry 10. I left the demo feeling optimistic for RIM's future. But it's my job to be realistic. ....."

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That joke was meant for you actually... RIM won't lay a hand on Apple, atleast not just yet. And yes, it can (take) screenshots...

15. DiegoMarques

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

According to Futurecom 2012's Balance, BB still remains a leader... at least between executives. The event ocurred here in Brazil in October and many bloggers reported that what they saw was many executives using the RIM platform. futurecom.com.br/2012/en/

20. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Every other Indian kid is using a Blackberry. They still chime on about how amazing BBM is (Whatsapp? What's that!), pay 200 bucks a month to use it LOL.

21. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I can't wait for lunch of BB10 .. Counting down.

22. AlexYouOC

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

U cant wait for BB10 lunch ? Does RIM have a breakfast and dinner menu too ?

23. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

In your mind you can spot mistakes right.. Good for you.

24. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

I suspected that was going with the cable companies signing deal with Verizon wireless and what better device to have it with, a device that have HDMI out, BB10.

25. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i dont really get the point of people being negative toward this company that give a huge effort! i mean, PEOPLE why dont you just understand that RIM is giving huge effort!!! i dont want to live in the world that is androidnize!!!

26. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

keep it coming RIM!!! wish you all the best!

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