We gave you news of the new Blackberry Messenger 6 update as well as a few application that include BBM Social, it seem a whole new means of social networking is coming about with Wikitude World Browser as well as its BBM Social connectability, and will be preloaded on Blackberry Smartphones running OS 7. With wikitude you will be able to use your blackberry smartphone and the ability of augmented reality it will allow you to not only see but interact with BBM users and your environment and ways that have never been done before! Check out the break for a video of augmented reality and more details of Wikitude and the new Blackberry OS 7 devices.
Wikitude (http://www.wikitude.com) today announced that the Wikitude World Browser is going social as a BBM connected app. The new version, which integrates BBM to enrich the Augmented Reality (AR) experience, will be preloaded on upcoming BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 7 OS.
Wikitude contains hundreds of different examples of how AR can enrich location based content experiences including travel sights, mobile coupons, games and more. With BBM 6, Wikitude now boldly goes social by offering its users to interact with one another in a way they have never done before. BBM in AR allows you to find your friends and chat with them on the go. You choose who you want to share your location with whether anyone in the BBM community or just your BBM contacts. Meet new people or chat with your friends while having a real sense of where they are in reference to you. If you prefer to stay under the radar for a while you can of course disable your location sharing any time, you decide.
“BBM 6 is the underlying mobile social network making Wikitude on the BlackBerry platform a very unique experience. An augmented reality (AR) browser with millions of interesting places is already a very compelling and new proposition, but bringing it to life with millions of people who can chat, meet and share in an AR environment has the potential to revolutionize how we interact with one another. With BBM 6 and Wikitude preloaded on upcoming BlackBerry smartphones our AR browser will be truly going social for the very first time,” says Andy Gstoll, CMO of Wikitude.
“Sharing great moments” is an additional feature offered by the BBM 6 and Wikitude combo. Within Wikitude, take a new kind of picture of what you are looking at. For example, capture that historic building in Rome with additional AR content, and add a few lines from a Wikipedia article explaining the architectural style of the building. Then, share this special moment by sending the augmented photo to your BBM contacts around the world.
“The new Wikitude World Browser combines the power of location-based content services with the delights of BBM to bring a whole new dimension to mobile social networking”, said Tyler Lessard, VP Global Alliances & Developer Relations.
RIMs press release on the BBM 6 launch: http://press.rim.com/release.jsp?id=5123
details on BlackBerry Messenger and Wikitude: http://www.blackberry.com/blackberrymessenger
high resolution images of Wikitude on the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930:
(beta) on the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bmqN3DZC5c&feature=player_embedded
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