CounterPath (News - Alert) Corporation is all set to release its Bria Android Edition with video for smartphones and Bria Android (News - Alert) Tablet Edition with voice, earlier than previously scheduled. The company will be offering an advance preview of the softphone applications to attendees of Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, this week
Officials with CounterPath Corporation said that these standards-based, service agnostic softphones provide an intuitive user interface for making and receiving VoIP calls on Android smartphones and tablets, and in the case of smartphones, also video calls, sending messages and managing presence all over a Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G wireless connection.
Company officials revealed that the applications will become commercially available mid-March.
According to company officials, the Bria Android and Android Tablet Editions are SIP-based softphone applications specifically designed for the Android OS.
The Bria app provides Android smartphone and tablet users with a feature-rich application no matter where they go while still benefiting from the multiple advantages of smartphone and tablet devices, creating a truly mobile enterprise communications experience.
"The explosion of smartphones and tablets in the marketplace is driving significant demand for our applications," said Todd Carothers, senior vice president of marketing and products, CounterPath, in a statement.
"We are experiencing a shift in user behavior that requires a similar user experience across disparate devices that enables spontaneous voice, video and messaging conversations,” added Carothers. “We call this device shifting. Adding video calling to Android smartphones and extending support for Android tablets is an important part of our strategy.”
TMCnet recently reported that CounterPath Corporation has entered into a commercial agreement with Rogers Communications (News - Alert) to allow Canadians to use their wireless numbers to enable single-number reachability by talk and text, the company has announced.
Eligible Rogers wireless customers can now create and manage contact lists that are automatically synched between their computer and mobile phone with Rogers One Number. They now have email and text messages in one unified inbox on their computer with Rogers One Number. They can now talk and send texts to Canadian numbers from their computer without deducting from their wireless plan. They also have the ability to switch calls between their computer and wireless device, the company stated in a press release.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin