Truphone Brings Tru App To BlackBerry 10
INTERNATIONAL CALLING AND ROAMING INNOVATOR ADDS NEW PLATFORM TO PORTFOLIO
Takes Advantage of new BlackBerry Operating System Features and APIs
LONDON, Jan. 30, 2013
LONDON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Truphone today announced a completely
new BlackBerry 10 version of its Tru App, enabling users to save up to 90
percent on international voice calls while enjoying enhanced audio quality.
Available for use wherever Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G are available, Tru App 5.0 brings
all the features of Truphone's mobile VoIP applications to BlackBerry devices
for the first time.
"Voice technologies in mobile continue to mature and companies like Truphone
continue to find ways to innovate on the BlackBerry 10 platform. This is the
best time for developers to take advantage of the wide array of tools for the
BlackBerry platform and to be among the first crop of applications available
to BlackBerry 10 customers," said Alec Saunders, Vice President, Developer
Relations and Ecosystems at Research In Motion. "By leveraging the open nature
of the BlackBerry 10 platform and the breadth of API support we have, Truphone
is now able to offer enterprises and BlackBerry customersVoIP solutions that
will enhance communications immensely."
Truphone introduced its first BlackBerry app in 2008. As a brand-new
BlackBerry OS rather than a point upgrade, OS10 gave Truphone several new
tools for providing its customers with a richer, more convenient user
"Before BlackBerry10, RIM's operating systems limited developers by not
providing the right APIs or restricting access to the Wi-Fi stack," said
Truphone CTO, James Tagg. He continued, "Those limitations made it impossible
for Truphone to offer BlackBerry users the same functionality we make
available on other operating systems. BlackBerry 10 provides a far more
developer-friendly environment, including functionality that enables Truphone
to deliver its improved user experience to BlackBerry 10 smartphones and
The Tru App for BlackBerry 10 also sports an enhanced user interface, which
Truphone plans to build on with increasingly valuable functionality over the
coming months.Tru 5.0 will be available in the updated BlackBerry World even
before the first BlackBerry 10 devices go on sale.
For more information about Truphone services, visit www.truphone.com.
Truphone, the pioneering international mobile communications company, helps
people and businesses around the world stay connected, wherever they may be.
The company's unique SIM-based offering works in more than 200 countries,
significantly reducing the cost and complexity of staying connected across
Truphone was the first company to develop a VoIP application for smartphones,
releasing the Tru App in October 2006 – since then the company has established
a strong track record for technical innovation in GSM and VoIP, winning
Contact: Ritch Blasi for Truphone, +1-908-612-1760, firstname.lastname@example.org
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