We’ve been getting a number of e-mails from readers asking if the upcoming redesigned Tru VoIP app for BlackBerry 10, iOS, and Android will be delayed to the first quarter of 2013 now that the BB10 OS itself has been delayed as announced by RIM last week.
We have not received any confirmation nor denial of such reports from Tru, though we have pressed our sources within the company for any additional information to see if we can confirm this, but at this stage it’s probably too early to tell. We previously reported that the app would be available at BlackBerry 10 launch, but this was referring specifically to the BB10 version and not the iOS and Android versions.
The new VoIP app promises to offer a number of features absent in the version currently available on Google Play, the Apple App Store, and BlackBerry App World. We have confirmed that the instant messaging portion will be removed and replaced with new features. We know it’s coming out for the three aforementioned platforms, probably Windows Phone 8, and maybe Firefox OS (although the last one is also too early to tell). We also know that the new application will let BlackBerry 10 users make international calls and send text messages over Wi-Fi or 4G/LTE at rates up to 90 percent cheaper than mobile operator tariffs.
After all this, though, what we still don’t know is the release date, but we will keep everyone up to date on any new information. What do you hope to see in the new VoIP app? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to check out the video interview with Truphone regarding the app and BB10 and our own exclusive interview.