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RIM Updates BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing, App World

Research In Motion updated a wide range of software and services this week for users of its BlackBerry smartphones.

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While RIM is hard at work bringing PlayBook OS 2.0 and BlackBerry 10 to market, it isn't ignoring its current user base. This week the company updated several key services, chief among them its mobile conferencing application. Let's look at all the new software for BlackBerrys.

BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing Version 3.0
The newest version of RIM's mobile conferencing software adds a wide range of new features to help ease the pain of initiating or joining conference calls from your smartphone.

New features include a "Join Now" button that is embedded in calendar appointments for one-click dial-ins. There's also a one-click Reconnect button if you're disconnected. You can schedule a conference call, complete with conference bridge details, directly from the BlackBerry Calendar in an easy two-step process. One of the coolest new features is the ability to convert email threads into meeting invites with all the participants of the email thread.

[ RIM's wooing developers to build the apps that draw smartphone and tablet buyers. See RIM To Developers: You'll Make Money With Us. ]

Other new features available in version 3.0 include "tell a friend" for sharing the app through BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, email, and instant messaging.

Free Trials of BlackBerry Music
RIM is offering free trials to its BlackBerry Music service. Normally, the service costs $10 per month. It will be free to U.S. and Canadian users for four months, and free to British, Spanish, and Italian users for six months.

BlackBerry Music lets BlackBerry smartphone users share playlists with friends, giving each person access to all the music that's stored in their friends' libraries.

BlackBerry App World v3.1.1.15 Beta
RIM has provided a new beta version of App World. This new version of RIM's application store, which is only available to registered beta testers, brings alternate billing options shown in a purchase confirmation screen; submitting apps has new, easier-to-use confirmation screen; support for OS 7.1; and various bug fixes.

If you're not a member of BlackBerry Beta Zone, it is free to sign up.

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