Mobile World Congress – Cisco is announcing further expansion of its mobile collaboration portfolio offering for leading 3G smartphones. 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. 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. In addition, Cisco is announcing the capability for hosts of Cisco WebEx meeting applications, including Meeting Center, Training Center, and Event Center to invite attendees with SMS-capable phones to attend meetings by responding to an SMS invitation.
“Enabling access to Cisco WebEx Meeting Center over BlackBerry smartphones offers a rich collaborative experience that will be welcomed by customers,” said Jeff McDowell, vice president of Global Alliances at Research In Motion. “This solution enhances mobile worker productivity with secure access and uses the unique and intuitive ‘Join Now’ capability of the BlackBerry platform — where one click connects to the conference automatically.”
Cisco WebEx Meeting Center support for these BlackBerrys is scheduled to be available in April 2009. You can see a list of key facts after the jump.