WebEx Conferencing Coming to Smartphones in April


Web conferencing meetings will become truly mobile in April of this year. Cisco WebEx Meeting Center web and audio
conferences will be available for smartphones including the BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve
8900, and BlackBerry Storm f the Nokia E71, Nokia E75, Nokia N97,
and other Nokia Eseries and Nseries, and the Samsung Blackjack II. 

Users 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.

Hosts of Cisco WebEx meeting applications, including Meeting
Center, Training Center, and Event Center will be able to  invite attendees with
SMS-capable phones to attend meetings by responding to an SMS invitation.

Users don't have to be out of
touch when on the road. Productive meetings with customers, colleagues and
partners are now as easy as a phone call with WebEx Meetings for smartphones.

Users will be able to launch Cisco WebEx Meeting Center through the browser
on their smartphones to receive integrated audio and web conferencing over
3G or a combination of 2G and Wi-Fi. In addition, users will be able to
attend a scheduled meeting and to view presentations, applications and
desktops with live annotations. This offering is planned to be available on
several smartphone operating systems including BlackBerry, Symbian, and
Windows Mobile. There is no cost to attend these meetings, but to schedule
and host a meeting from a computer requires a host account on Cisco WebEx
Meeting Center.

In addition, by sending an SMS message, meeting hosts will now be able to
invite a mobile attendee on any SMS-capable mobile phone to a meeting in
progress and the attendee will simply reply "1" to easily join the audio
portion of a meeting with Cisco WebEx Meeting Center, Training Center, and
Event Center.