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Re: [Linphone-users] Linphone on BlackBerry announce

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Linphone-users] Linphone on BlackBerry announce
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:30:34 +0100

Hi Jehan,

sorry I've noted this announcement only now.

This is great news!

Installed now on a Bold 9700 OS (platform

It gets executed correctly.

Now I can't test the calls but this evening I'll do it.

Some questions:

Does Asterisk support the AMR-NB codec ?
It looks like, have you used Asterisk as a testbed ?
Or maybe a specific sip provider ?

I was always sure that I'll never see a softphone on the BB because RIM does 
not provide the necessary APIs (access to mic and inbound audio).
So this is not true ?

An application which is very requested by the BB user base is the ability to 
record calls (both inbound and outbound audio) on the device or on the sd card.
Some users changed their mobiles to different vendors just for the lack if this 
Perhaps this softphone does not reflect the ability to access the audio flow of 
a normal (not voip) call
but if it does, you may consider to develop that 'calls recording application' 
and get some serious cash from it :)

Thanks for your attention,
consider me an early adopter and beta tester of this port!

On Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:19:09 +0100
Jehan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello,
> The Linphone's team is pleased to release a new port of Linphone on 
> Blackberry !
> Main features are:
> -Audio only based on built-in AMR-NB codec.
> -Native contact list integration.
> -Call history.
> -Both sip tcp and udp.
> -Limited supported device, Bold series with OS > 5.0 .
> -Both wifi and 3G support.
> -GNU GPL v2 license.
> Linphone for BlackBerry OS is a completely java rewritten  Linphone 
> leveraging on the java version of libblinphone API we have developed for 
> Android. Simon has developed a java port of oRTP called jortp with adaptive 
> jitter buffer. For sip, we have leveraged on sip-for-me, that we had to patch 
> to fix a bunch of bugs. The core (I.E jliblinphone) is a strict 
> implementation of the java version of linphonecore.
> Linphone on BB only support AMR-NB because on BB 0S 5, it's the only 
> available codecs with real time capabilities. So you have to find a sip 
> provider supporting this codec.
> Due to the lake of DNS api from BB OS5, sip hosts must always be entered as 
> an IP address (I.E sip:address@hidden). Same for the proxy field in  
> configuration view witch must be an ip address. 
> Binary installation is available from: 
> Just open this URL from your BB web browser.
> As usual, source code can be found at: 
> Contributions and feedback are as always welcome, use the mailing lists for 
> that purpose.
> Cheers

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