New feature routes phone calls over Wi-Fi networks; HA another welcome addition
Voice over Wi-Fi® Calling is perhaps the most talked about new feature in BlackBerry® Mobile Voice System 5 (BlackBerry MVS). Employees will now be able to have a single work phone number between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone and make and receive enterprise calls on their BlackBerry smartphone over a Wi-Fi connection. By routing calls over the Wi-Fi network organizations can conserve cellular minutes and reduce costs.
New much-anticipated features have been added to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server v5 Service pack 2. Highlights include single sign-on to simplify usability for administrators and end users. And users can now secure their BlackBerry® smartphones using the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager, including locking, deleting all data, or disabling their smartphone if lost or stolen.
Quick News from BlackBerry
- Fox Mobile Group just launched its Bitbop App for BlackBerry smartphones. For $9.99 a month you get shows like 30 Rock®, Family Guy®, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart®, Glee®, and Sponge Bob Square Pants® (our personal favorite).
- We have taken your feedback into account and released a new version of the eBay® app for BlackBerry smartphones. The eBay app is no longer in beta and is now available in six additional countries.
Preview and evaluate BlackBerry software before it's released to market
Be among the first to try new BlackBerry software by joining the BlackBerry® Beta Zone today! As a member your feedback will help shape new features and functions. Current programs include BlackBerry Messenger (BBM™), the Twitter® app for BlackBerry smartphones, and the BlackBerry® Feedback Tool.
The program is free and there are few prerequisites. Just fill out the registration form to apply for membership.
What if your BlackBerry smartphone users could solve more of their own help-desk issues? How much time would that save for other IT projects? This month's admin tips give you effective self-help resources to which you can point your users.