Blackberry has announced a new cross platform voice and video teleconferencing app that the company claims allows on-the-go professionals to schedule, host, and participate in meetings easily. Dubbed BBM Meetings, the app is currently available on Android, BB10, Windows PC, and Mac, although the company says an iOS version is in the works.
BBM Meetings allows you to start or schedule a virtual meeting on the fly from any BBM chat, multi person chat, group chat, or BBM Voice call. Attendees can be invited from your local or company address book over BBM or email, and when the meeting is getting underway, they'll receive an inbound call which they have to answer just like a voice call to join the meeting, hence eliminating the need for conference IDs, passcodes, and PINs.
In addition, the app also supports HD video and screen sharing, and allows for up to 25 participants at a time.
As for the pricing, BBM Meetings will cost you $12.50 per host per month -- attendees can participate for free, and a 30-day initial free trial is also available. It'll also be available as part of a new Enterprise Communicator services bundle which will be available starting next month for $12 per month per user.
Here are the platform-specific requirements for the application: BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 or later, iOS version 7.0 or later, Android 4.0 (ICS)—no support for Gingerbread, Mac OSX with Mac 10.6.8 or later (Snow Leopard or greater) or Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista w/SP1 or greater, XP w/SP3 or greater.