RIM Rolls Out BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing

Research in Motion (RIM) has raised the curtain on BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing, a free app tailored to the business community.

With the explicit goal of simplifying the ability to schedule and join conference calls, the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app has arrived with high expectations from many who believe it will soon become an indispensable business tool for professionals in the workplace.

The app, which is now live in the Beta Zone and requires OS 5.0 or later, conveniently integrates with a BlackBerry smartphone’s Calendar application. As a scheduled conference call approaches, a pop-up window prompts users to dial in with a single click. There’s no long numbers, codes, or access keys to enter.

According to RIM, if a person is dropped from the call, reconnecting is as simple as another lone click.

Cutting redundant data entry is another attribute of the app, which automatically searches for conference information in appointments on your BlackBerry from any calendar you have access to. All scheduled meetings and conferences are then integrated with BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing.

In addition to a host of additional bells and whistles packed into this RIM app, BlackBerry says it will protect your host codes through the entire conferencing process. For example, when conference call invitations are sent, participants see only the information they need to join the call.

Individuals interested in the BlackBerry app can find it listed under “Eligible Programs” in their Beta Zone account.