June 23, 2009

Agito announces Blackberry VoIP app

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by David Masters

Agito announces Blackberry VoIP app
Agito has launched a new VoIP app for Blackberry handsets, enabling Blackberry users to make VoIP calls over Wi-Fi.

The app is a development of Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, which aims to help businesses integrate unified communications (UC) with mobile devices.

Research in Motion’s (RIM) Blackberry handsets dominate the corporate smartphone market, making a Blackberry app essential for UC-smartphone integration.

Agito is now the only UC vendor to offer VoIP, UC, and PBX functionality over Wi-Fi to Blackberry users.

Previous, Blackberry users were only able to access UC and PBX functions over 3G connections – negating the cost saving benefits delivered by using Wi-Fi for voice communications.

Handsets supported by the VoIP app inlcude the Blackberry Bold 9000, Curve 8300, Curve 8800, and Curve 8900.

The Storm range has not been included for support because it does not feature Wi-Fi connectivity.

“The industry has been asking mobile UC vendors to deliver support for BlackBerry smartphones for years, including vendors who have been in business and trying longer than Agito Networks,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito’s chief marketing officer.

“Clearly we are pleased to be the first vendor to meet these requirements, after significant investment and effort over these past two years.”

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