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WebEx: The First Preinstalled Web Conferencing App on a Mobile Device

It’s always exciting to get a new smartphone, especially now days when there is so much innovation built into these new form factors.  And, like most of you, the first thing I do is play around with the smartphone and browse through the apps that are on the phone.  These preloaded apps such as email, contacts, and notes, are must have apps that help the mobile users to be connected and productive, personally and professionally wherever they are.

I’m excited that Cisco WebEx Meetings has become the very first app that is preloaded on a smartphone.  Samsung last week announced the planned availability of Samsung Omnia Pro 4 starting in July in European countries.  For the first time, Omnia Pro 4 distributed by Vodafone, will feature a preloaded web conferencing application—Cisco WebEx Meetings.

As a preloaded app, WebEx is now accessible to all Omnia Pro 4 users for them to attend WebEx meetings anywhere around the world with simultaneous voice and data on a 3G or WiFi connection.  Once in the meeting, users can view shared presentations, look who’s joined the meeting and how’s speaking, and even chat with attendees. 

This is a huge step not only for Cisco but for the web conferencing industry in general.  Web Conferencing is becoming a standard business collaboration tool available to mobile users all around the world. 

If you are in Europe this summer, please try out our new app on the Samsung Omnia Pro 4 when you visit the Vodafone stores.

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