A few weeks ago RIM stepped up their game and announced BBM Voice. This is an added feature to their widely popular BlackBerry Messenger service and gives users the ability to make free voice calls over Wi-Fi with their BBM contacts. BBM Voice is compatible with devices running BlackBerry OS 6 and 7, but not yet with those who have a Berry at OS 5. In addition to BBM Voice, BB7 includes 16 new emoticons, a new notification alert that informs you of when BBM upgrades are available, plus BBID synchronization.
BBM Voice is included in BBM 7 (version 188.8.131.52) and is now available, or will be within 24-hours, in the BlackBerry App World. Next on the BBM agenda is BBM Video Chat – this will be included in the big BlackBerry 10 launch. In the meantime, RIM made a demo of BBM Voice in action, check it out below.