RIM released BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 7 beta last month that brought new features including option to make free voice calls over WiFi, new emoticons, BlackBerry ID Integration and more. BBM voice lets you initiate a BBM Voice Call directly or switch over to one from a BBM text chat. It also has split screen feature to chat while talking .
New features in BlackBerry Messenger 7
- BBM Voice connects you to friends in an instant, directly from a BBM chat screen
- Visual indicator shows when contacts are available for a voice call.
- Split-screen feature allows customers to talk and text at the same time
- 16 New Emoticons to share your mood
- BlackBerry ID Integration lets you link BBM profile, Groups and Contacts to your BlackBerry ID
- BBM upgrade notifications notifies when there are updates to download within the app
Download BlackBerry Messenger 7 from the BlackBerry App World (BlackBerry 6 OS and higher) for free. It would be released for BlackBerry 5 OS early next year.