RIM Launches BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing App on BlackBerry App World

Free App Makes Joining and Scheduling Conference Calls from a BlackBerry Smartphone Quick and Easy
Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced availability of the free BlackBerry® Mobile Conferencing app on BlackBerry App World™ for customers in North America. BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing makes joining and scheduling conference calls from a BlackBerry® smartphone quick and easy.
The app converts audio conferencing details into a single “Join Now” button for a user to quickly and easily join a conference call from their BlackBerry smartphone in a single click. It also makes it easy to schedule conference calls from a BlackBerry smartphone in an easy two-step process using the BlackBerry Calendar and a user’s conference call profile, which they can easily set up in the app. Many of the leading audio conferencing systems are supported.

“With BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing, making conference calls has never been easier,” said Tom Goguen, vice president, collaboration and social networking at Research In Motion. “Converting multiple steps and hard to remember codes into a simple ‘Join Now’ button is another great example of how BlackBerry smartphones enhance communications and productivity.”
Key features of the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app include:

  •  One-Click Join – Before a conference call starts, a pop-up reminder displays a “Join Now” button that, with a single click, dials the conference bridge and enters the appropriate codes to connect the user to the conference. If the call gets disconnected or the user needs to drop off, the app will present a “Reconnect” button, which dials the user back into the call with one click.                                                                                     
  •  Easy Conference Scheduling – A user can schedule a conference call complete with conference bridge details directly from the BlackBerry Calendar in an easy two-step process.  To enable this capability, the user sets their conference call profile once in the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app, including dial-in numbers and access codes, then simply adds the profile as part of the calendar invitation. (The moderator code is kept hidden from participants in the calendar invitation.)
  • Optimal Conference Call Number Selection – If multiple dial-in numbers are provided to accommodate participants in different regions, the application can automatically choose an optimal number to use (for calls within North America), such as using the local number if the user is within the local calling area rather than a toll-free number; or a toll- free number if the dial-in number would otherwise be long distance. Users can also select or modify a specific dial-in number manually.
BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing requires BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 or higher. It is currently available in North America on BlackBerry App World at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/46253.
For more information, visit www.blackberry.com/mobileconferencing.
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
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