We had been hearing rumors that BlackBerry was working on a conferencing solution for both mobile and desktop, which would feature video and voice conferencing solutions. Today at its enterprise focused event the Canadian company has finally made the announcement. BlackBerry calls it BBM Meetings and claims that it will enhance the productivity of mobile platforms while reducing the operating cost for the enterprise.
Another announcement to come out of BlackBerry’s enterprise event today was that it has teamed up with Samsung, a partnership that not many saw coming, to enhance end-to-end security solutions for Android devices in the workplace. This partnership will leverage BES12 and Samsung Knox technologies.
BBM Meetings is a mobile first voice and video conferencing solution capable of working across BlackBerry 10, Android, Mac and Windows PC. It also takes advantage of the collaboration benefits and functionality that BlackBerry takes great pride in.
It includes features like BBM Chats, ability to initiate or schedule audio and video conference from a mobile device, as well as the ability to present from any platform be it mobile or desktop.
For enterprise, BBM Meetings will be available for $12.50 per host, per month. BlackBerry is offering a 30 day free trial for those who would like to try out this solution first in their workplace.