BBM could be getting video chat in BB10, (provided BB10 actually comes out). And there are some other integrated features in it as well, according to RIM CEO Thorsten Heins as he confirmed it today at the annual RIM shareholder's conference:
With upgrading it into a new experience, think about adding features on BB10 such as video chat, for example, within BBM. There's many other features to come with BB10 that will really level this BBM experience, which is good today, right? It's still the major used social network in Asia Pac, which will upgrade that experience to a whole new social networking experience based on BBM. That's why we want to build on that strength, and that's why we don't want to share that strength. We believe this is something that is very unique to us, that is very strong in our portfolio, and we want to use this to build a BlackBerry-driven social networking platform.
BBM is perhaps, the only one good thing going on for RIM and that's all they have left along with its BES enterprise service. By improving its functionality for the immediate future, it could very well promise a future for the company.
What do you think? Do you use a BlackBerry? Are you excited about the video feature? [The Verge]