One of the best things about a BlackBerry device is BBM. It’s a very capable messaging service that has been around for years. Now that we have the BlackBerry Z10 with the BlackBerry 10 OS on board, we can now enjoy the new BBM with better and enhanced features. One of those features is BBM Video.
Having owned BlackBerry devices in the past, I can definitely say that the BlackBerry Z10 is way better than its predecessors. It’s not perfect but it feels more of a smartphone now thanks to its attractive design, full-touch capabilities, and great hardware. But what sets it apart from the competition is the software running behind it. The BlackBerry 10 OS may be the new kid on the block but it’s not something to be laughed at.
Going back, BBM Video is one of the features that BB 10 OS has brought to the table. It is one of those features that we enjoy using for the following reasons:
- I can easily transition from an ordinary BBM conversation to live BBM Video chat on the spot.
- I can either use the 2 megapixel front-facing camera or the 8 megapixel rear camera.
- I can use the Screen Share feature so I can show documents, pictures, websites, or active apps to whoever I’m talking to.
- Works over WiFi, 3G or LTE which is exclusive to Globe.
Below are the screenshots of the BBM Video chat I had with Raffy of DigitalSpidey.com. Take note that I’m also sharing with him my live Instagram feed.
Overall, BBM Video with Screen Share is very easy to use but if you want to experience the smoothest video chat on-the-go a very fast mobile internet is highly recommended. For that I prefer Globe’s Powersurf 499 which gives me 1GB worth of data for 30 days with support for LTE.
Powersurf 499 is both available for prepaid and postpaid. To subscribe just text POWERSURF 499 to 8888.
Disclosure: Globe Telecom provided a free BlackBerry Z10 unit and postpaid plan to this author.