It has been no secret that BBM 7 has been in beta testing for a while now, and the biggest new feature has been BBM Voice. BBM Voice allows for calling over wifi to your other BBM contacts. Well, now is official, and available to anyone using BBM on a device with OS6 or higher! There are a few more features they have added in, and you can read up on those as well as find a download link below.
Here are some other great features you’ll love in BBM 7:
- BBM upgrade notifications – BBM will notify you when there are updates to download straight from within the app
- BBID Synchronization – your BBM profile, Groups and Contacts are linked to your BlackBerry ID
- 16 Additional emoticons – even more choice for those times when words just aren’t enough. Can you spot the new ones? *Drool*
Here is a nice video demo of BBM Voice for all of you who might need some help on getting started.
Update notification through App World might take up to 24 hours to show up, but a reboot sometimes speeds up the process. Also please note, that BBM 7 also updates the BBM associationwith BlackBerry ID which will make backing up your contact list a lot easier, as well a switching devices.
You can check out BlackBerry’s release official page on their Inside BlackBerry Blog