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    Default Is Skype coming to Blackberry?

    In 2009 there were rumors that Skype would be available for the Blackberry. We are now in 2012, any news about Skype coming to BB?
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    No..... It is well documented that there are currently not plans for Skype on the BB platform.....
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    It will come. Eventually. Just relax. If not a native software, it will be a third party one, or even one that RIM will write itself.
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    Verizon customers already have it as part of the VZW bloatware. It's voice-only, and can only be used when on the mobile network in the United States.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kameleon047 View Post
    In 2009 there were rumors that Skype would be available for the Blackberry. We are now in 2012, any news about Skype coming to BB?
    Skype is now owned by Microsoft and any new mobile versions are likely to be seen as a strong selling point for the upcoming WinPhone. It seems unlikely that new Skype clients will become available for competing platforms unless someone holds the Skype developers' families at gunpoint.
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    The chance that skype will come to BBos is slim to none..there is simply no business case to support development for current devices.

    But think about what you NEED. If you want skype chat you can have it, if you want cheap voip you can have it.. so its not a huge burden.

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    It will come. Eventually. Just relax. If not a native software, it will be a third party one, or even one that RIM will write itself.
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    Well viber have said they are releasing for BB os's soon , thats a good voice call alternative , lets see how long they will take to release it
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    Ive had Skype on my Verizon Bold 9930 from day 1. And I had it on my 9650 and 9530/50 before that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaMaster14 View Post
    Ive had Skype on my Verizon Bold 9930 from day 1. And I had it on my 9650 and 9530/50 before that.
    One must be a VZW customer to have Skype in the US. And it cannot be used for overseas calls

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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    One must be a VZW customer to have Skype in the US. And it cannot be used for overseas calls

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    I know. Just saying that there is a version out there. So it's definitely possible.
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    The exclusive deal with VZW and Skype happened before VZW had the. IPhone and before Microsoft bought Skype. It was actually done since VZW was afraid of losing customers to AT&T due to the iPhone.

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    I have no need for Skype voice in the US unless it can be used to make ultra-cheap or free international calls. I already have unlimited calls included in my monthly plan with Sprint. Why would I need a version of Skype on my BlackBerry like the one Verizon has?
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    Argh. Change the thread title!

    *edit*Thank you.
    Last edited by Masahiro; 04-22-2012 at 05:27 AM.
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    i have skype on my bold 9900 on 3 uk network and it works very well

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