RIM releases Mobile Conferencing version 2.0 for BlackBerry

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by CBR Staff Writer| 07 December 2011

Automatically turns an email thread into a conference call using the user’s conference bridge details

Telecommunications firm Research In Motion has released BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing version 2.0 which makes it easier for customers to manage conference calls on their BlackBerry smartphone.

The free conferencing app enhancements include the ability to automatically turn an email thread into a conference call using the user's conference bridge details and automating error prone tasks such as dialling into a conference call that could include multiple main numbers, a conference ID and other codes, with a simple one-click "Join Now" prompt, as well as the ability to quickly reconnect if dropped from a conference call.

BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app integrates with the BlackBerry Calendar, allowing users to schedule and join conference calls directly from within the Calendar. BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing can be downloaded on BlackBerry App World and through BlackBerry Enterprise Server, organisations can automatically push the app to their users.

With the new conferencing app, users can schedule a conference call from an email thread, with just a few clicks, the conference call information found in meeting invites in any calendar on the user's BlackBerry smartphone is automatically recognised and set up for easy dial-in at the appointed time, helping the user stay organised and on time.

In addition, users can keep track of the conference calls they've participated in, add preset conference call details to almost any meeting they schedule by selecting from up to ten stored profiles and also can keep moderator codes private.

BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing can detect conference call details from popular conferencing systems on the market and supports BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 5 OS or higher, said the company.

Research In Motion Collaboration and Social Networking vice-president Tom Goguen said BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing is an essential app for anyone who sets up or joins conference calls.

"This latest version of BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing includes a number of enhancements such as the ability to turn any email thread into a conference call automatically, making it even easier for BlackBerry users to get things done," said Goguen.

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