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BlackBerry removes queue for app, video and voice calls due in future

updated 08:18 am EDT, Mon October 28, 2013

Audio and video calls coming within months, BBM Channels also due

BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iPhone will have voice and video calling in the future, according to a company executive. The extra communication options for the app comes at the same time as the phone manufacturer removes the queue from the app, allowing anyone that has downloaded it access without having to wait any longer.

Speaking to CBC, executive vice president of BBM for BlackBerry Andrew Bocking advised that the voice and video chatting, already used on BlackBerry devices, will reach the iOS and Android versions "within months." As for how to earn money from BBM, Bocking advised that it is "definitely a free service," though "we have other ideas on how to monetize that service." It is thought that it could receive revenues through BBM Channels, a social networking feature that would allow users to follow others on the service, much like Twitter, with advertising providing BlackBerry some revenue.

BlackBerry confirmed the lack of a queue through its Twitter account, stating "Line up? What line up?" This is good news to the many potential users that downloaded the app and have still been waiting for access, including some of the first 10 million to do so in the 24 hours after launch.

by MacNN Staff



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