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This article was published on November 13, 2014

BlackBerry introduces BBM Meetings for cross-platform voice and video meetings

BlackBerry introduces BBM Meetings for cross-platform voice and video meetings Image by: Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

BlackBerry is still working on making sure that its current and former customers understand that it’s really focusing on the enterprise market. With that in mind, the company is expanding its BBM messaging feature.

Today at its BlackBerry Enterprise event, the company announced BBM Meetings, a cross-platform voice and HD video conferencing feature for mobile. The new feature works on Android and BlackBerry 10 devices and as well as OS X and Windows — an iOS version is in the works.. BlackBerry says that BBM Meetings is built with mobile first in mind. 

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1113_bbmmeetingsBBM Meeting supports up to 25 participants, can be initiated from a BBM group chat with the touch of a button. When it’s time for a meeting, your phone will ring and you’ll be automatically launched into the meeting without having to call in and input a PIN.

The cost of the new feature is bundled into the company’s new Enterprise Communicator bundle that will cost $12.50 a month per host.