Finally got to try out BBM voice calling with @JayH, a BR writer, and have to say, very cool feature. There were some bugs, we got disconnected twice the first time after 13 min and the second time after 10 min but I see a lot of potential there. I thought I heard a Thorsten Heins interview in which he said that the next progression is adding video to go with voice and my other thought was that maybe eventually we'll be able to call any email from bbm (since it's now BBID and not BBPin) or we'll see a RIM release a desktop app…who knows, speculation, but very cool none the less.
Jay and I were saying the same thing, I would probably stick to voice most of the time as well, but if they improved it further to add video, I wouldn't mind. And, for the masses that just want that feature because you hear all about Face Time, another thing for RIM to check off the list.
Wait, Ronen, are you talking about video chat on the Playbook or do you have insider knowledge/developer release? I only heard an interview Heins gave hinting that would be the next progression for BBM.
Remember, kids, perception is reality. Wouldn't this picture have been better:
http://www.bundesregierung.de/ContentArchiv/EN/Archiv17/Fotoreihe/2013/2013-03-04-cebit_en/13-bei_der_sicherheitsfirma_secusmart_testet_die_kanzlerin_ihr_neues_abhoersicheres_blackberry_z10_inclusive_bundesadler.jpg?__blob=poster&v=3 by srfinva
I thought that was her happy face. She is pretty badass. Let me try and swap the picture when... by Ronen Halevy