Friday, May 14, 2010

Cisco WebEx announces web conferencing service on smartphones

BANGALORE, INDIA: Through this service users will be able to join Cisco WebEx Meeting Center web and audio conferences on smartphones including the BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve 8900, and BlackBerry Storm from RIM, the Nokia E71, Nokia E75, Nokia N97, and other Nokia Eseries and Nseries, and the Samsung Blackjack II.

They will be able to participate in audio and web conferencing via 3G or Wi-Fi, attend scheduled meetings and view presentations, applications and desktops with live annotations.

With Cisco WebEx meetings on a smartphone, users are no longer out of touch when on the road. Productive meetings with customers, colleagues and partners are now as easy as a phone call.

In response to customer needs, Cisco is expanding its offering of Cisco WebEx Meeting Center to include smartphones such as the BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve 8900, and BlackBerry Storm from Research In Motion (RIM), the Nokia E71, Nokia E75, Nokia N97, and other Nokia Eseries and Nseries, and the Samsung Blackjack II.

Users will be able to launch Cisco WebEx Meeting Center through the browser on their smartphones to receive integrated audio and web conferencing over 3G or a combination of 2G and Wi-Fi. In addition, users will be able to attend a scheduled meeting and to view presentations, applications and desktops with live annotations.

This offering is planned to be available on several smartphone operating systems including BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile. There is no cost to attend these meetings, but to schedule and host a meeting from a computer requires a host account on Cisco WebEx Meeting Center.

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